218840 User submitted reviews online!!
08/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Price reflects daily rate of $19, plus tax (5.5%), plus online reservation fee of $7.70, plus $6 per day vehicle permit ($29.90 per day). If you plan to stay in many SD state parks, it's a better deal to buy the $30 annual pass rather than paying the $6 per day vehicle fee. We thought this park had one of the prettiest welcome/entry signs we'd ever seen. Park is big rig friendly. Interior roads are paved and sites are gravel, with fire ring and picnic table, and nice spacing between sites. Sites have electric only, but there is a dump station at the park entrance. Water is also available. There are no trees near sites to offer shade, so it does get hot. Showers were clean as were the flush toilets. I didn't see a sign for the showers, but they're located on the backside of the building with the flush toilets. There are vault toilets throughout the park too. We were here the last weekend of the Sturgis rally and had expected to see/hear lots of motorcycles, but that wasn't the case. Verizon service worked well. We'll definitely stay here if passing through the area again. We stayed two days, but wished we could have stayed longer.
08/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Price of $31.50 reflects daily rate with Good Sam discount. Cable was an additional cost per day, which we didn't purchase. This is a large park, with easy access for big rigs (at least our 40' motor home). We arrived at a very busy time with new folks checking in. The person who was checking in new folks remained focused, yet friendly. There was an escort to the site. Sites were adequately spaced with a picnic table and grass between sites. Some of the sites are gravel and some are grass, and the park does get muddy when it rains. Park wifi was good, and our own Verizon service worked well. Laundry room had four washers and four dryers. There was a children's play area. Showers looked a bit worn, but they were clean. Medora is a neat town. The Little Missouri Scenic River runs along one side of the town, but the river has a rather unpleasant odor, which makes the entire town smell less than pleasant. Do make time to drive through the Teddy Roosevelt National Park if you're in the area, as it's a beautiful drive. We saw prairie dogs, bison, deer and wild horses while driving through. We would stay again if passing through the area.
08/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a park run by the Bowman Parks & Recreation Department, and is located midway between Medora, ND and Belle Fourche, SD. You pick up an envelope at the entrance of the park, select your site and then deposit payment in the fee box. Entry from the main highway (Hwy 12) is good for big rigs. Once in the park, depending upon which direction you wish to go, a few of the turns can be tight due to trees. The map at the entrance indicates there are five loops, two of which offer 50 amp service. However, if you need 50 amp service, check the site, as not all sites in the 50 amp loop offer 50 amp service. We were approached by the camp host shortly after we drove through one of the 50 amp loops. There were no 50 amp sites available, but the camp host directed us to a 30 amp site in the other 50 amp loop. The camp host was friendly, welcoming, and offered information about places to go/things to do in Bowman. The interior roads of the park are dirt and the sites are grass. Large/heavy rigs should be prepared to use blocks for leveling. There were numerous semi-permanent road construction workers living in the park, but their sites were tidy. It appears there is a 14 day stay limit, unless prior approval for a longer stay is granted by the city. Although the park advertises electric only, folks were leaving their water hoses connected to the spigots, with hoses running long distances, and across the road. There is a play area for children. The men's room shower had a push button start, the temperature of which could not be regulated. Verizon service worked well here. There is a large field near the entrance to the park that's a good pet walking area. We would stay again if passing through the area.
05/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Price paid was with GS discount, and includes tax. As others have said, this park is in a great location for visiting Bryce Canyon and Red Rock Canyon, but the park could use some TLC. There is easy access for big rigs, but there aren't many level sites. Some sites are asphalt and some are dirt. The gentleman on duty when we checked in was friendly. He didn't assign us a site, suggested we either drive or walk through the park to see which site we'd like and then take it. It's not a beautiful park, but was sufficient for the one night we stayed. There were full hook ups, and all services worked well. There is a bath house that looked clean. I didn't see the laundry room. There is an area labeled “pet run” that is unfenced, but there's plenty of space to walk pets. Park wi-fi was very slow, at least where we were parked, but our Verizon hot spot worked well. Although the park is right alongside the road, we weren't bothered by road noise.
04/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
We had first stopped at a neighboring campground that was full, so decided to stop at Distant Drums to see if they had availability, and they did. This is a beautifully manicured park with concrete sites that are level, and with full hook-ups. The sites are arranged such that not all of them are side by side. Access to the park is easy. The ladies working in the office were pleasant, but it appeared they were new at working there. There was an escort to the site. There was a nice laundry room, although several of the machines were out of order. The showers/bathrooms appeared clean. There is a fenced dog run. The only downside to the park is that the park wifi is practically non-existent, but we were told that at the time we registered. Wifi seemed to work well if you sat in the office. This park offers both Passport America and Good Sam discounts; however, there are many restrictions with the Passport America discount (no discounts in April). If you want to receive the Passport America discount, it's best to check the Passport America site to see when it can be used at this park, as it's very limited. We would stay here again if passing through the area.
04/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Folks at check-in gate were friendly, as were the camp hosts. There is now a dump station at this park and all sites in the family campground have electric and water. I believe there are 40 sites within the family campground, but there is only one shower in the mens' room and only one shower in the women's room. There are three toilets in each. It appears that the park is in the process of being upgraded. There are a few sites that have asphalt, but most have gravel. Unfortunately, most of the sites aren't level. Access to the park and the campground is easy, but there are those Arizona dips along the way. There are lots of trails within the park/campground, so lots of places to walk pets, although you have to be watchful of the rattlesnakes and the cactus. There is also a children's play area, making it nice for families. We had to move our Verizon hot spot to different spots in the RV before we found the ideal place for it. It seemed we were just at the outskirts of the tower range. This is one of those parks that tends to have more folks on the weekends, being practically empty during the week. We would stay again if passing through the area.
11/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nightly fee was $25, plus a $5 online reservation fee. Park has easy access. Interior roads were dirt/gravel. There were no trees. The park has many hiking/pet walking trails. There is good spacing between sites. Verizon 4G service was good. There was a centrally located dumpster for trash, but there were no trash cans located in the camping areas. We stayed 3 nights and will return if in the area.
11/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nightly rate was $25, plus there was a fee of $8 for online reservations. Park is easy in/out. We had reserved site 22 online, but upon arriving and seeing the site we didn't think we (in a 40' RV) could get into it without scraping our jacks. There was a large incline at the entrance to the site, so we changed sites. There was a $5 fee for that change. It was obvious that many RVs had scraped while entering/exiting site 22. There is no mention of the large incline online and it isn't visible from the online images of the site. Site 13 has a bit of an incline also. There are pull-throughs and back-ins and there is good spacing between sites. There are trails for hiking/pet walking. There was, however, a lot of horse poop around the park, even in the kids' sand box. Verizon 4G worked well. There were no benches in the men's shower area to place clothes, towels, etc. There were benches in the women's shower area, but no mirror. We stayed 5 nights and enjoyed our time here, and will return if in the area.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate based on monthly stay. Electric is metered for monthly stay and that amount is not included in the daily rate. Cable is an additional cost for monthly residents, not sure about daily residents. Park offers internet, but that is an additional fee, too. Verizon cell and data service were good, as was Sprint. Park is easy in/easy out, big rig friendly, interior roads are asphalt, sites are gravel and level. The sites are some of the largest we've seen. Other than full hookups, there are no amenities – no pool, no laundry room, no showers/toilets, and no shade. There is a large field adjacent to the park that's a nice place for walking pets. The park is located adjacent to a raceway, but the noise was a factor for only a few hours on Saturday evenings. At the time we were there, the park was offering Passport America (3 nights), Escapees and Good Sam discounts. Park is under new management as of October 2013. We would stay here again if passing through the area.
09/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
Price is based on monthly rate. As others have said, the park is conveniently located near Deception Pass, which is a big tourist attraction. The office staff was friendly and helpful. Laundry room was clean. We didn't visit the rest room/shower. The park is easy in/easy out and there are sites that are big rig friendly (at least 41' friendly). The sites are narrow with asphalt, but many of the sites have cracked asphalt and many are not level. There were many RVs with their wheels hanging in the air or on blocks. There are some 30 amp only sites and there are some that have both 30 and 50 amps. There is a fire pit at each site and many of the well-worn wooden tables have been replaced. It appears they're replacing the tables a few at a time. Much of the grass in the park is brown, but staff are attempting to beautify the grounds with plants. The infrastructure in this park is degrading. The cable in many of the sites doesn't work. When we inquired about it at the office, the office person said “Yes, we know about it, but there's nothing we can do about it.” We were unable to get a Verizon cellular signal while in the park. That's not the park management's fault, the park is just in a bad location for cellular. We did, however, have an excellent Sprint data signal. The park WiFi is terrible. You're given codes to enter in order to access the internet, but it disconnects often and then you have to re-enter the codes. They do have a notice in the office that states “We can't guarantee the park WiFi.” If you're someone who depends on park WiFi, don't count on this park to provide it. When we asked to have the router reset, the person in the office said she didn't know how to reset it. There were several days/nights when the planes from the naval station were very loud. They usually stopped flying around 11 p.m.
06/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We arrived without a reservation and chose to stay in the north loop. The camp host was super friendly and helpful in showing us which sites were unoccupied and would accommodate our motor home. Roads in the north loop were rather narrow, and there were some trees that made it somewhat difficult to back into the site we chose. Site had water and 30 amp electric, no sewer. We have both Sprint and Verizon data coverage, and we were able to get just enough signal from one (don't remember which) of those carriers to communicate with the outside world. The garbage and recycling areas are located a good distance from the camp sites, but the location is convenient to drop off everything as you exit the park. There is a dump station on-site. One thing this park had that we've not seen at other state parks was a fenced off-leash dog run area. The north loop appeared to have more space between the sites and it was more heavily wooded than the other two loops. If you're in a larger rig, I (the wife) would recommend either the middle or south loops. The husband thought the north loop was fine. We pulled out of our site on the first attempt, but it did take some maneuvering to get into the site initially. There were lots of families enjoying the park during the two days we were there. We would stay at this park again if passing through the area.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Price is with a Good Sam discount. This park is big rig friendly and is easy in/easy out. Friendly and welcoming check-in. Since we were only staying one night, we requested a pull-through site and there was plenty of room at the front and the rear of the site once we pulled in. There is more than the usual amount of space between each site as well. Sites were hard packed gravel and we had no problem leveling. Services worked well, but I believe we used our own Wi-Fi here. There is a large field adjacent to the park where you can walk your pet. We would stay here again if passing through the area.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Price is with a Good Sam discount. With a 40' motorhome and tow vehicle, we were a little concerned after reading some of the other reviews, so I called the park and spoke with the owner. The owner was super friendly, assured me there would be no problem entering/exiting the park, and she gave me different (easier/more direct) directions than what appeared on our GPS or MapQuest. While there is ample room to pull into the parking lot to register and then make a U-turn to exit after registering, you can also park alongside Hope Street. If you pull into the lot to register, you then have to exit back out onto Hope Street and drive a few yards past the office in order to enter the RV parking area. The setup is different than at any other RV park we've visited, but should not be a concern. Sites were hard packed gravel and we had no problem leveling. Hookups and cable worked fine. There were two sewer connections, one mid-site and one at the rear. Park Wi-Fi worked well. If you stop here, we'd recommend that you take the time to drive through the town to see the many murals.
07/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects a Good Sam discount. Both the young lady and the gentleman who work in the office were very pleasant and welcoming. Suggestions for dining places and tours were offered. Park is easy in/easy out and big rig friendly. The sites are gravel, relatively level, and have shrubbery between each site, which affords a bit of privacy. There are picnic tables and a fire ring at each site. Our site was electric (30 amp), water and cable only, no sewer. We weren't able to pick up a Verizon or Sprint data signal, but the park Wi-Fi worked fine. Showers/restrooms were clean. There were two washers and two dryers in a smallish laundry area. There is a mini-mart on site with a variety of supplies. Dump station on site, but maneuvering is required for larger rigs. We would stay here again when passing through the area.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Park is big rig friendly, easy-in, easy out. Check-in was pleasant. Since I had made the reservation online on a Saturday, the park staff hadn't received notice of our reservation when we arrived Sunday morning. No problem, I completed another registration form and we were escorted to our site. Sites are hard packed gravel/dirt, and we had no problem leveling. Lots of grass and trees, with a river within walking distance. Sites were well spaced and services worked well. Having a restaurant on site was a plus. While they do offer a Passport America rate, it didn't appear to be available for weekend stays. We would stay here again when passing through the area.
06/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
In addition to the nightly fee, there is an $8 fee if you reserve using the reservation system. Camp hosts were friendly and helpful. This park is off the beaten track, about 20 miles off I-15, but well worth a visit. There are two campgrounds at this park. The Great Horned Owl campground doesn't have hookups. The Choke Cherry campground has full hookups (30 amp). However, the sewer connections are at the very back of the sites and difficult to reach. We had a 30' hose and it was stretched to reach the connection. The park is located next to a lake that was surrounded by snow capped peaks when we were there. Beautiful location to relax. The park seems to be a favorite for locals, particularly on Saturday nights, so it's best to make a reservation in advance if you want to stay over a Saturday night. There are a few trails from the park that lead to the lake. The park is big rig friendly with both pull throughs and back-ins. It's best to assess the site assigned to determine from which direction you should approach it. (Park has a two way loop and you can end up backing in or pulling in from a difficult angle.) If you want a good lake view, the best sites, in our opinions, are 9, 11, 13, 27, 30 and 37. Sprint service was excellent. We loved this park and will return.
06/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Check in was pleasant and there was an escort to the site. There were lots of speed bumps in the park, so we tend to knock off points for those. Park is big rig friendly, and while there is room for slides and awnings, the spaces seemed tight. There was a grass area with picnic table between each site. All services worked well. Park Internet was super fast. There was a good sized off leash dog park with grass. There were picnic tables and benches inside the dog park. There was also a children's play area. While not a reflection on the park, there were guests playing in the street with frisbees and other objects, not seeming concerned that the objects they were throwing were hitting RVs and other vehicles. This was occurring even after the designated quiet hour.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
The nightly rate included a $5 fee of some sort since we didn't have an Idaho parks pass. This is another lovely state park. We didn't have a reservation, but there were plenty of sites available for the one night we wanted to stay. There are two loops and we stayed in the upper loop. We didn't check out the lower loop, so comments relate only to the upper loop. There were some low hanging branches along the road to the site, but nothing that would do damage. Park is big rig friendly, with most sites being paved back-ins. We had no problem leveling. Electric (30 amp) and water were at the sites, but no sewer. There was a dump station. Sprint service worked well. The park was probably the quietest and most peaceful park we've visited.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
The park is located approximately two miles off I-84. Park was nicely manicured, with grass and flowers. Very pleasant check in. Store appeared to be well stocked with RV supplies. The park is big rig friendly with pull through sites and ample space between sites. Sites are hard packed gravel and we had no problem leveling. There is a grass area and a picnic table between each site. There is a large grass area to walk pets on leash. The park is convenient to restaurants (within walking distance), fuel, and Walmart. Park Internet worked well. We would return to this park if traveling through the area.
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Big rig friendly park with paved sites. 30 amp electric sites only. There are faucets conveniently located throughout the park for water. There is a dump station. Restrooms were clean. Sprint service was excellent. Although other reviewers mentioned the train noise, we only heard one train, but it wasn't a bother. Some sites (site 26 in particular) have the electric pedestal on the incorrect side of the site. There are lots of trees and grass in this park, which make it very pretty. There is a golf course adjacent to the park. Ranger was friendly/helpful upon arrival.
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Big rig friendly park with good space between sites. Sites are paved. There are water faucets and toilets throughout the park, but no showers, no dump station, or electric. Verizon service was good; Sprint was non-existent. Although we had a specific site reserved, the camp host was helpful and suggested other sites that may be better for us upon arrival. Several of the sites are not level front to back or side to side. The campsite details on the reservation system list several sites as accommodating smaller vehicles than what the sites will actually accommodate. For example, the reservation system lists site 7 as a 30' vehicle site, but we were able to fit our 40' motor home and our Saturn Vue in that space. You can't reserve site 7 through the reservation system if you list your vehicle as being longer than 30'. Site 14, which we originally reserved, is very unlevel front to back, and it was difficult to level in that site. We enjoyed our stay at this park and will return.
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Park is big rig friendly. Pay at fee station, or you can reserve online. Camp host was helpful in recommending site for us. Some sites do have an incline or are sloped slightly to one side. You should arrive at this park with water tank filled and grey/black tanks empty, as there are no hookups. There are vault toilets, but no showers. There are water faucets throughout the park where you can get small amounts of water, but you're not supposed to hook up your water hose to the faucets. The water for the park has to be brought in from several miles away. Verizon service worked well here. There are trails throughout the park. We saw elk very near our site. This park is approximately 4 miles from the Grand Canyon fee entrance, so it's a great alternative to the pricier full service campgrounds near or in the Grand Canyon park if you can boondock for a few days. We'll return to this park.
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed eight days at this park. Rate listed is based on weekly rate and includes tax. The last night, we paid the full rate of $37.91. In the interest of customer relations, if someone pays for a week and then decides to extend for another night, why not just have them pay based on the weekly rate? That aside, we enjoyed our stay at this park. The office attendant and the owners were friendly and helpful. They offer dogsitting services. As others have mentioned, they also offer a continental breakfast each morning, which is a nice touch. We weren't bothered at all by the trains passing by; we rather enjoyed watching for them each day. Park internet worked well. There is a large field at one end of the park where you can easily walk your dog. Park is big rig friendly. Sites are gravel/hard packed dirt, and we had no problem leveling.
04/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Price does not reflect reservation fee, which I believe was $5. Rangers offered suggestions regarding restaurants and things to do in the area. Park is big rig friendly. While we enjoyed our stay at this park, first appearances were that it was a bit unkempt, because of lots of tall grasses. Water and electric are at the sites, and a dump station is available near the entrance/exit of the park. Restrooms and showers were clean and heated. As with most state parks, sites are nicely spaced. Lots of trails nearby for hiking or walking dogs, and lots of geocaches in the area. We used Sprint service most of the time, but would switch to Verizon when Sprint slowed. We'll return to this park.
02/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate based on monthly stay, but does not include taxes or electric. Great park, and it's huge. There are many activities to keep one busy, especially during snowbird season. Park is big rig friendly. Most sites are gravel and back-ins, but there are sites along the perimeter of the park that are paved pull-throughs. All sites have a picnic table and concrete patio. Park is divided into pet and non-pet sections. There are lots of park models. There is a fenced area for dogs, as well as an agility course. Park internet was okay. Verizon slowed at peak times. There are at least two laundry facilities and they are cleaned several times per day. There's a clothes line if you prefer to hang your clothes to dry. As a few others have mentioned, this park is located close to Tucson International Airport and Davis Monthan Air Force Base. Therefore, there is some air traffic noise occasionally. We'll definitely return to this park. Check out the park's website for all they have to offer.
04/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects Passport America. Great park, and it's huge. There are many signs of all sizes along Main Street, so it's easy to miss the sign and driveway for Mesa Spirit. However, there are several places to turn around if you happen to pass the park. The park is big rig friendly and there was an escort to the site. While we didn't participate in any of the activities, the calendar we were given upon check-in was full of activities to keep one busy. I believe most sites are concrete. Hookups are at the rear of the site. Didn't check out laundry or shower facilities. Both Sprint and Verizon service worked well. We'll return to this park when passing through Mesa.
01/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
I'm rating this park a 9 because of its natural beauty. If I were rating based on amenities, it would be a 6. As mentioned by others, there are no 50 amp sites (only 30 amp), but that was not a problem for the time of year we were there. Sites are mostly gravel with some asphalt patches. Bathrooms were clean, but there are no showers. There is a dump station and a water fill station on the premises. Maneuvering around the park was relatively easy. The only thing I would suggest for big rigs is to not hook up your tow vehicle until after you have left the dump station area, as it can be a bit tight maneuvering around in that area. The lady in the office told us of a previous guest who had some difficulty maneuvering because he/she had their tow car attached. Although we didn't have our car attached, we did have to back up once in order to make it around one of the turns. There are trails nearby where you can walk with your pets, but you do need to watch for the cactus.
12/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed at this park for one night. Rate reflects GS discount. Owner was friendly and helpful with information. Park is conveniently located off I-10. Although close to I-10, our site was far enough away from the interstate that we didn't hear traffic noise. This is a big rig friendly park and there's plenty of maneuvering room. The sites are on a large gravel lot. We had no problem leveling. All services worked as they should. Clean laundry room and rec area. There was a large dog run area. Another plus for this park is that there is a large truck/RV wash just next door. We would stay again if passing through the area.
12/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
THIS PARK IS AT EXIT 184, DO NOT FOLLOW GPS UNLESS IT IS TAKING YOU TO EXIT 184. After we got lost and called, the man who answered the phone stated that the GPS always sends people to the wrong location. It would be nice to find that information on a webpage. Rate reflects Good Sam discount. Man in office was friendly and escorted us to our site. They do "pack them in" and the sites were a little closer together than what we prefer, but the neighbors were quiet. Hook ups worked well. The one thing that put us off was that there was dog waste everywhere in the park, even though there are signs posted requesting that you scoop. The dog area was full of waste too. The park does have easy access off I-20. Sites were hard-packed gravel and leveling was not difficult. Note from admin: GPS address is 32.27391 / -101.37013 to office.
12/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Price reflects Good Sam discount. Sites were long (some of the longest we've seen), level pull throughs and there was a nice amount of space between sites. Hookups worked well, there was no cable, but we were able to pick up stations using the antenna. Use of pressure valve recommended since water pressure is 80 psi. There were no picnic tables or fire rings, probably because it can be windy and dusty. I believe there is a laundry facility, but don't know about shower facilities. Easy access off I-20. Noise wasn't a problem. Entrance to park is wide. Interior roads are dirt, sites are hard packed gravel, and we had no problem leveling. There were some permanents, but their sites were well maintained. We would stay again if passing through the area.
11/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Some websites will indicate this is a Good Sam park, but the owner no longer participates. This park is conveniently located off I-20. No one was on site when we arrived, so we called and were told where to park. The site we were assigned (#2) was a pull through, but we backed in since there was a rather large hump at what would have been the entrance if we had pulled through. We could see that others had scraped. The lady who arrived to check us in, was super friendly. As another reviewer noted, this park could use some TLC. It's a bit run down, but the electric worked and that was all that we needed for the one night we were passing through. Some of the smaller concrete pads had sunken spots and there was a lot of junk at one end of the park. We thought the price was high for the condition of the park.
11/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed at this campground one night while traveling through Augusta. The owners/managers weren't onsite but they gave us instructions as to where to park, where to pay, etc. when we called. It is a big rig friendly park. The one thing to note, if you're planning to park in one of the pull through sites on the left as you enter, is that you should follow the driveway past the house and circle around to enter the sites. That way you can see the site numbers, and the hook ups will be on the driver's side/back of the RV. The campground is close to a major highway, but there wasn't much road noise. The site we had was hard packed dirt/gravel and was fairly level, with a good amount of space between sites. Water and electric were good. There were a couple of RVs in the park that looked as though they may have been abandoned or not well cared for, but it was a good place to stop for a night. There are some low hanging power lines in the park, but they shouldn't be a problem for anyone who stays on the driveway and uses the pull through sites near the entrance. We would stay again if passing through the area.
09/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects a Good Sam discount. This was a great park, well maintained and clean, lots of trees for shade, conveniently located, and easy in/easy out. The office staff were friendly and there was an escort to the site. There was a picnic table and fire ring at each site. There was a book exchange in the office and a store that had a good selection of parts and other necessities. Although it was within a few minutes' drive of the city of Effingham, where there was a Walmart and many other stores/restaurants, the park was quiet. It was an oasis unto itself. All of the services were good, Wi-Fi worked well, but we didn't use any of their facilities. There is a lake abutting the property and the park offered a canoe and kayak for rent. We had initially planned to stay only two days, but decided to stay an additional three days.
09/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed at this park for one night in September while passing through the area. The rate reflects the Good Sam price. We called the office, made our reservation, paid by credit card, and were given directions. We requested a 50 amp site and were told that those were located along the fence line. The sites are grass and the ground was a little soft from rain when we were there, but we were able to level without too much trouble. Water and sewer hook ups are available. Several of the faucets no longer had knobs to turn on/off the water, but you could turn on/off with channel locks. We actually left our channel locks there for someone else to enjoy (not intentionally). It's a no frills campground, but certainly one that serves its purpose. We would stay again if passing through the area.
09/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed at this park for one night only, but would have stayed longer if time had permitted. The park is nicely maintained, sites are gravel and we had no problem leveling. There was an escort to the site. All services were good, but there was no cable. The sites are nicely spaced and each has a picnic table. There is a small store on-site with games, clothing, food, etc. There is a fenced area for dogs. We would stay here again if passing through the area.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed at this park for one night only, but would have stayed longer if time had permitted. Although close to the interstate, the noise was not noticeable, but our air conditioners were in use. We had no problem maneuvering our 40' motor home once we entered the park, but the entrance is a little tight. The park is very well maintained and someone has done an excellent job with the landscaping. All services were good and the WiFi worked fine. We felt the exit was a bit tight in certain areas due to signage posts and other whimsical things on the grounds. We went slowly and had no problems. We would stay here again if passing through the area.
09/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed at this park for one week to be off the road during the Labor Day holiday. This is a park with a lot of trees, but we had no problem maneuvering our 40' motorhome with tow vehicle attached. The site we had was long, and there was no problem leveling. There are a number of permanents at the park, but the park was well maintained. There were shower/restroom/laundry facilities, a pool, a kids play area, and a doggy comfort area (not fenced). All of the services were good. It was definitely a family friendly park. One thing of note is that if you're traveling east on US54, you'll need to make a u-turn to get to the park. Likewise, when you're leaving, if you wish to continue east on 54, you'll need to make another u-turn. This requires a bit of patience as there is a lot of traffic on 54. We would return to this park if passing through the area.
08/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
At the time of this review, we're still at this campground (can stay 14 days). We had been RVing for only 3 months when we discovered it (by someone mentioning it to us). What a great place! The only reason I'm not rating it a 10 is that there are no sewer hook ups at the sites. The park is well designed and it's easy for big rigs to maneuver. Many of the sites are directly adjacent to the lake, but I believe all sites offer a water view. Each site has an area with a picnic table and fire pit. There is an area of the lake that is roped off for swimming. There are quite a few flies, so bring repellant, especially if you visit in August. This is one of those places that draws crowds for the weekends, but clears out during the week. We will definitely return here when passing through the area.
08/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
The price reflects the cost for Escapees members. We stayed at this park for one week in August and loved it. Check-in was easy and informational, and the office staff was friendly. There was an escort to the site. The sites for overnighters or short-timers are concrete, with full hook ups. Although we didn't make use of the service, we were told that propane could be delivered to our motor home. Upon check-in, we received brochures/flyers that offered discounts to many of the shows. This park is a few miles from the strip where most of the shows occur, but the park offers a shuttle service. There are DVDs in the office that you can rent for $2. The laundry room at this park is the nicest we've seen. There were more washers and dryers than any other place we've stayed. They had the carts like you find in laundromats in which you put your laundry to move from washer/dryer/folding table, etc. They have a change machine, plus laundry supplies, along with an ironing board and an iron. There was even a sofa. There is a restaurant on site that we visited twice during our stay. When we visited, the restaurant was closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and open from 7:00 to 2:00 the other days. They serve breakfast all day, along with a lunch menu. The restaurant serves typical American fare. We will return to this park when passing through the area.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Before I give my review, it should be noted that there is a bridge with a weight limit of 13 tons that has to be crossed before reaching the park. There are no signs to warn you about the weight limit prior to reaching the bridge. So, some of the larger diesel pushers may not want to venture to this park. We stayed at this park for one night, but would have stayed longer if we were not on a schedule. I believe we were the only transients the night we stayed, but there were several sites that appeared to be occupied full-time. We didn't make use of any of the facilities, but I did notice there was a laundry room. There is no on-site manager, so you select your site and pay by putting money in an envelope and dropping it in a slotted box by the laundry room. The highway is close, but we didn't notice any traffic sounds since we had our air conditioners running. If you're just passing through and don't want to unhook your tow vehicle, there are four long pull-through sites with 50 amp service close to the entrance. There are other 50 amp sites as well. The park has both back-ins and pull-throughs. It's a no frills park, was quiet when we were here, but quite pleasant and definitely off the beaten path. Except for a few hundred yards of gravel road just before the entrance, the road leading to the park has been paved.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed at this park for four days in July. The last bit of road leading to the park is somewhat narrow, but we didn't have any problem getting there with our 40' motor home. The entrance to the park was plenty wide, even with towing our car. There were only 3 concrete pads, but it was suggested that a gravel site might be better for us since it was so hot. We parked on the gravel site one night, but moved to a concrete pad the next day since we couldn't get level on the gravel site. There are both pull-thru and back-in sites available. If you want to use your Passport America membership or Escapees membership, you might want to confirm acceptance of those with the park hosts before arrival. We were told that they were thinking of no longer accepting Passport America and they weren't sure they were still accepting Escapees. However, they did allow us the Passport America rate for one night and the Escapees 15% discount the remaining three nights. The current park hosts haven't been there long and I think there was just a bit of confusion about various memberships. The day we left, it appeared that they were making more gravel sites available. This is a small(ish) park, but it appeared that management is trying to improve it. The park was well maintained and the park hosts were friendly and helpful. As stated by other reviewers, the showers/bathrooms are great. The laundry room is rather large, although there are only two washers and two dryers. We didn't notice any road noise. If you stay at this park and have time to venture out, you might want to check out the town of Winnsboro.
05/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here for one night during May 2012. Since it was getting close to Memorial Day weekend I called ahead to see if there was availability. The woman with whom I spoke was helpful and friendly. The site we had was a pull-through, with full hookups. They have both 50 and 30 amp sites, and we were given a 50% discount since we are Escapees members. As another reviewer mentioned on a different review site, there is concern about speeding in the park. As soon as I parked our car behind our motor home, a man on a small tractor approached me and nicely asked that I drive slower in the park so as to not create dust and for the safety of the children who would be out playing. I didn't even realize I was driving fast, but the road was extremely dry and I may have stirred up some dust. But, he was courteous when he asked. As another reviewer mentioned, there are no concrete pads, but the site we had was relatively level. What we liked most about the park was that there were several large areas where we could walk our dog. We would return to this park if we were passing through Luling.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed at this park for a week. The rate reflects price with Escapees discount. The pull-through sites are long, relatively level and gravel. There is a small lake with a lighted fountain and you can walk around the entire lake. Some sites have trees. Access in and out is easy. There is a jam session held each week and Alma (the female of the couple who manages the park) has a beautiful voice. We would stay here again if passing through the area.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed at this park for two nights. As others have stated, you need "the code" to enter the park since it's gated. Someone may come around to collect money after you arrive, or they may ask that you drop it in the "honor" box. All of the sites appeared to be back-ins, with gravel. Our site was relatively level. There are some trees in the park that offer a bit of shade, but not all sites have trees near them. The WI-Fi worked well. Although a previous reviewer had stated there were no laundry or bath facilities, I believe this park does now have those, but we didn't make use of them. We would stay here again if we were passing through the area.
06/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed for a week at this park and really enjoyed it. The sites are long, gravel, and relatively level pull-throughs with easy access. The park has a pool, pet exercise area, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, restrooms/showers, movie and book exchange, and a small store. There is a lake where you can fish (catch and release). The nightly rate can be had with numerous discounts such as military, Escapees etc. The office staff was friendly and helpful. There was a vegetable garden on site and fresh vegetables were placed in the office each day for folks to take what they would use. Nice touch! We would definitely stay here again if passing through the area.
RSS Feed
RVParkReviews.com