Nice campground, clean facilities, free coffee (large selection, with tea and hot chocolate too). Campground and facilities were more than just "clean" they were immaculate. Children and pets were welcomed. Paved roads, with gravel sites.
First and foremost the staff bent over backwards to make sure everything was to our liking. Every area of the campground was immaculately clean. I especially liked the outdoor fireplace, which they kept burning all day and late into the night. It was under a covered patio with chairs -- a great place to spend some time. A dog run was provided and stocked with "doggie bags". The club house / rec center was clean and well stocked. This is a great place to hold an RV rally! This park was not just Kid and Pet friendly, they actually welcomed Kids and pets just like they were members of our family. (Let me see, the last time that happened was at grandma's house).
The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. They even helped repair my awning. All facilities were clean and in good working order. This is my favorite campground. We camped here as part of the Fiesta Campers Rally. Every Fiesta camper was pleased with the campground and we plan to return.
We spent the weekend at Inks Lake State Park. Beautiful Park, campsites right on the lake, lots of trees, several nature trails. The sites were paved and near level. Fishing was said to be great, but I did not get a chance to fish. Our camping club FCRV spent the weekend their as guest (no charge) in return for a day of work. The only drawback was the lack of sewer hooks ups (they had water and electricity). They were in the process of replacing the bathrooms. Many of the old ones had been bulldozed and they were awaiting new prefab bathhouses. I don’t know what the new ones will be like, the old ones seemed fine to me. Many trees were close to the sites, requiring careful backing. Pricing: $18.00 per site plus $5.00 per person
The national park has 5 miles of open beach camping – no hookups, but they do have a public bath house (with cold water only). The rate is $10.00 for ten days. Quote from NPS Web Page: "Semi-primitive, providing only toilets, rinse showers, picnic tables and 50 designated sites (8 sites are for tent camping only, 26 are for tent or RV camping, and 16 are for RV's only). An $8 fee is required; $4 with a Golden Age or Golden Access passport. There are no hook-ups. There is a gray water dump station and potable water filling station prior to entering the campground. Please do not run generators after 10 p.m. For security, the area is patrolled by rangers. Camping is accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations are accepted. The campground is rarely full; during fall, winter, and spring usually less than half the sites are occupied. A camping permit is required and is available from the campground host, patrolling rangers, the entrance station, or from the information desk at the Malaquite Visitor Center. Campsites are located less than 100 feet (33 meters) from the beach and have an unobstructed view of the Gulf. The Visitors Center is 1/2 mile south along the beach. Please note that a 14 day camping limit is in effect at all camping areas. At the end of 14 days, campers must vacate their site and leave the park for a minimum of 48 hours before returning to camp."
We stayed here as part of the Fiesta Campers RV Christmas rally. The park was immaculately clean. They have a rec hall for everyone, and a separate rally hall. This way the rec hall is still available to non-rally campers. The bathhouse has private restrooms with a toilet, sink and shower – all immaculately clean. The laundry room had 8 washing machines and 6 dryers. There is a pet walk. Family and pet friendly.
Very nice campground, with lots of trees, on the Joe Pool Lake, all within a few miles of Dallas, TX. We stayed here because we wanted a scenic location near Dallas Baptist University, where my daughter and my money goes. Each site is quite large, with a covered picnic table, paved asphalt pad with near level parking, water and electricity. Trees separate the sites, so you have some privacy from your neighbors. The bath house was spotless clean, but lacked some of the comforts that I am used too. The shower is a single button that sprays a narrow high pressure stream of water. On the women’s side – it sprayed a fine mist, which made getting wet a challenge. There is no place to put your clothing while showering. The toilet looked like the toilet from a prison movie – a stainless steel bowl, with no seat or lid, but very clean. Pricing - $15.00 per camp site, plus $10.00 per vehicle.
I have not camped here yet, but wanted to let you know that this park has reopened as Hill Country RV Resort and Event Center. Web site "hillcountryresortandeventcenter" I hope to stay here soon and I’ll write a review then.
We found the staff friendly and accommodating. The grounds were nicely kept with plenty of trees. Great view of the river, with a nice walking path along the river (San Marcos River). Pets are welcome with a fenced area for the pet to run and do its business (owners were expected to clean up afterwards). Each site had a picnic table and grill. The tent sites also had a fire ring. Tubes were available for rent at $8.00 each which included being picked up and brought back to the RV park as many times as you wanted to go down the river. My only complaint was that the RV sites were way too close together. The awning from each RV literally almost touched the next RV (less than 4 inches). The showers were clean, but they did charge 0.25 cents for a four minute shower. The tent sites were nicer than the RV sites – more shade and closer to the river.
The motto is “Secluded, but not remote” which is very accurate. The campground is located in a valley beside the roaring river with several very large sycamore trees, about 4 miles from Roaring River State Park and 15 miles from Eureka Springs, AR. Lots of shade, with some natural cooling from the river and trees. This is an older RV park, but is very well maintained and everything works. The bathrooms / shower house was “spotless”. The sites are grass, which created some mud after a rain. Bring bug repellent, however it is available in the campground store when needed. Picnic tables and fire rings were placed at each site. Several long-term campers left their RV at the camp and returned each weekend to fish. Most of the RVs at the park were older. A few mobile homes are in the park available to rent.
We camped at Jellystone RV Park (formerly Maricopa) for Thanksgiving long weekend. A couple with four well-mannered children purchased this park earlier this year and have converted it to a Jellystone RV park. As you would suspect the park is exceptionally kid friendly. The staff/owners went far above their duties to ensure that everything was perfect. They also had a hiking trail, indoor pool (the outdoor pool was closed for the season), pedal carts ($5.00), pancake full breakfast ($4.00), playground, half-court basketball, sand volleyball court, game-room, hay rides. Yogi Bear made several appearances over the week-end. While Wi-Fi was not available, they do have plans to add it “soon”. Each site had full hook-ups, a picnic table, and grill, while the sites were not paved (they were close to level); the picnic table was on a level concrete slab, but best of all plenty of shade trees (at least in the C and D areas). Outstanding campground for those of us with children.
Nice campground, pleasant staff, sites were clean and neat, excellent location. The pool and Spa was closed, due to the cool weather (days in the 60s night in the high 40s) - I was expecting the Spa to remain open. The bath house was open and clean; likewise with the laundry room. However the game room had all the pinball and video games in one corner in such a way that they could not be played, the pool table was a little worn, but looked playable - with a sign to see the front office for cue sticks. This was done to leave a large open area in the center of the room. The game-room also had a nice library, but a musty smell and in need of a little work. The reason we stayed here was to attend College of the Ozarks homecoming - great place to stay near the college and Table Rock Lake. Very reasonably priced!
Of all the park reviews I have written (not that many) this is the hardest to write. This is one of those parks that you will either love or hate. First the love part: The sites are remote; you can’t even see your neighbor’s site from your camp site. Each site has water and electricity. All sites are on or near the upper Nueces River watershed with swimming, old fashion rope swing (read home-made) and a zip line. Fire rings with fire wood and a barbeque pit are provided at each site. The RV park is very large (433 acres) with trails for bikes and ATV. If you want to get away from it all, this is the place for you! Now the hate part: The bathhouse was a little run down, and while I would not call it dirty, I would not call it clean either. I am sure this is temporary, but the city (Barksdale, TX) has signed a new contract with a garbage company that did not include commercial trash - so there was no trash pickup at the park. Even the local roadside picnic area had trash everywhere. The park did not have trash every where, in fact it was clean - but there was nowhere to deposit our trash. No sewer hook-up. The pricing seemed high to me. The site was $15.00 plus $8.00 per adult and $5.00 per child; for our family of four this added up to $41.00 / night. Pets are welcome with no extra fee. The proprietor was very friendly. It seems that business is about 60% off mainly due to the remote location and high gas/diesel prices. If you want to get away from “resort RV parks” with neighbors so close you can spit in their campsite, this is the place for you. The park is beautiful, quite, clean and on the upper Nueces River watershed - spring feed, very clear water.
Very friendly and welcoming staff. Great view, the rows are staggered so each row has unobstructed view, with the club house at the very top. Clubhouse has a pool, hot tub, deck with rocking chairs, TV, computers with internet access, air hockey, kitchen, community fire ring with free firewood, horse shoes, foosball table (but no ball) and pool table (75 cents). Discounts for: 10% Discount for Members of Good Sam, TACO, and AARP; 15% Discount for Members of Escapees Weekly and monthly rates available. Extra charges: $3.00 for each child (extra camper over age 9)