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10/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed here one night on our way through the area. Sites are gravel, fairly level and wide enough for slides and awning. My husband termed it the campground of "don't do's!" There were rules for everything. Dogs must only potty (#1 AND #2) in the dog area. You must carry them or "keep them moving" until you reach that area and NO barking is allowed (in bold print!). No clothes lines, no ground stakes, no rugs or carpets. Children must not run, yell, climb trees, open and close doors, etc., etc., etc!!!! We can certainly understand the need for rules, but many of these were over the top! I would probably choose another campground if we're in this area again.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice KOA. Roads are well maintained and sites are level gravel. Pull through site was long enough for our fifth wheel and truck without having to unhook. Office staff were extremely courteous and friendly offering much information on things to see and do. Our dog loved the fenced dog play area and made friends with the 4 donkeys in the campground! There is propane on site. Cable TV and WiFi are included in the nightly rate. I would have given this campground a higher rating, but it was rather pricey for an overnight stay.
08/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed here for one week while visiting relatives in the area. Site was gravel and sand with plenty of room for slideouts and awning. Charge for visitors is $5/adult and $2/children. Our family had never seen our RV, and all wanted to see "our house", but the cost of visitors made that prohibitive. It would have cost $49 for just a short visit! Other than the pool, there were no amenities here. Most sites are wooded which can be nice; however, the pine tree needles and "dirt" rained down on our RV, necessitating clean up before we could put our slides in to leave. We had called ahead to inquire about having our mail sent to the campground. We were told that would be fine. When we got the e-mail that our snail mail had been delivered, we went to the office only to be told that they had not gone to the post office yet to pick it up. This happened three days in a row! We had to drive to the post office and pick it up ourselves. We feel that $43/day (based on a weekly rate) is way too high for the lack of services provided. We would only stay here again if we had no other choice.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice quiet campground right off I-57, but we did not notice any noise from the highway. Sites are gravel and level enough that we didn't have to unhook our fifth wheel. Campground owner was very pleasant and gave us an escort to our site. We were facing the lake and watched the geese swimming and the fish jumping from our site and from the chairs they have set up on the lakefront. 50 amp electric worked very well and there is plenty of room between sites. The campground is not a destination in itself and we only stayed one night on our way through, but would stay longer if we were visiting Champaign. The ambiance here is pleasing!
03/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
Sites are sand/gravel and scattered haphazardly around the area rather than well defined. The campground is flat so the sites are level. 50 amp service worked well, but poor coverage for Verizon cell and air card. Campground Wi-Fi is free, but weak. No activities which is unusual for an Escapees park. Owner is very friendly and helpful. He said he bought the campground 3 years ago and has done much to improve, however with the exception of full hookups, it is rustic camping in a "cleared out" forest. 90% of campers are working at the power plant nearby. There are no rest rooms or showers which didn't bother us since we're self-contained. Nearest shopping is 15-20 minutes away. Rate reflects a weekly rate of $150/Wk. A "Plain Jane" campground with no amenities and we will probably not stay here again.
02/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park has mostly permanent or seasonal sites, extensions built on RVs or park models with porches, etc. We had a "water view" site, but the water was on our off door side, so we couldn't see the water unless we walked around our RV and the others parked closer to the water. It was a challenge to back in to site due to other RVs and vehicles. We had to back up so close to another rig that we could have watched each other cook dinner! Site are gravel & grass. We felt the rate of $37/night is high for what you get. We probably will not stay here again.
02/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
The other reviews are right on - you are packed in Betty's yard like sardines! I would describe the sites as "contemporary rustic". They are partially gravel with some grass. We were able to put our slides out, but not our awning. There is no campground bathhouse. That's OK with us since we use our RV anyway. Betty met us on arrival and assisted with getting us backed into our site. She truly works at making everyone feel welcome and part of her "family". There is a happy hour each day at 4:30 and most all campers attend. This is a good way to get to know the others in the park. She not only recommends places to go, but attends with her campers! Often campers form a "group" to go to different events or restaurants. The invitation is always open to everyone. We did enjoy our 6 days here and the uniqueness of this campground.
01/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is comprised mostly of seasonal or permanent residents, however, sites are well kept without an excess of "junk" around. In the morning, there is a steady stream of trucks leaving for work, so there is no one around during the day. In the evening, everyone keeps to themselves. We like to socialize with our neighbors, so it felt unfriendly. Sites are gravel with adequate space for our slides and awning. We had rain the day after we arrived and had standing water on our site that took 3 days to drain off. There are 3 small lakes and you are allowed to fish and keep what you catch providing the fish you catch are large enough to keep. No amenities other than fishing. Wi-Fi is available, but times out within 5 minutes. Stated nightly rate is based on a weekly rate of $185.
01/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great campground to utilize if you are active or retired military. Reservations are accepted. Close to downtown San Antonio and all attractions. Sites are huge - nearest RV was approximately 50' away on each side. Roads, pads and patios are all paved and very level. Sites and common areas are well kept. Campground is on post, so you have access to all post facilities (pool, bowling alley, commissary, PX, etc.). Campers are from all over the US - very friendly and helpful. We stayed for two weeks and would have stayed longer if we hadn't had a previous commitment. We will return here if in the area!
11/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
A no frills park with a beautiful view of Elephant Butte lake! CG manager is friendly and helpful. CG has back-in and pull-thru sites with plenty of room for our 37' fifth wheel and truck. No shower facilities, but there is a nice laundry room. Sites are gravel, fairly level and each site has a fire pot. CG has a pool, but it was not open while we were there. Hot tub was open and was nice size and clean. Sitting outside, we saw quail, roadrunners, sand cranes, coyotes, amazing starry night skies and beautiful sunrises most every day. Elephant Butte has a population of approx. 1400 and "next door" Truth or Consequences about 7300. Even though the towns are small, there are some interesting places to visit, both there and nearby. The stated rate is based on the monthly rate of $175.00 and also includes metered electric.
11/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
We stopped here on our way to NM because they were a Passport America park. When we arrived the owner told us he couldn't honor the quoted rate of $16 because the park wasn't doing too well. This is frustrating when you are on a budget for campground fees, have made reservations, and been quoted a specific rate on the phone. This CG is very plain with no amenities. Sites are close together. If there would have been an RV on our door side, we wouldn't have been able to put our awning out. Despite changing our rate, the owner was friendly and helped us into our site. The rate does include WI-FI, cable TV and 50 amp service. As in much of TX, there are stickers in the grass and our dogs both got them in their feet. I would only stay here again if there were no other choices.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice park. Sites are gravel and level - we didn't have to unhook from our truck. The park is well-maintained and we were greeted with pleasant hosts. We only stayed here one night, but had we not had previous commitments, we would have stayed longer. We would definitely stay here again if in the area.
06/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here one night on our way to Canada. We did have a full hook-up site with 50 amp service. The owner was friendly and helpful - escorted to site. I agree with a couple of the previous reviewers when they stated that some of the seasonal sites are run-down and cluttered with "stuff". We had a partially shaded, level site with easy access for our truck and 37' RV. We would probably stay here again if we were passing through, but not longer than one night.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Friendly helpful staff. Level, gravel, spacious full-hookup sites. Pull-thru sites are separated from seasonal sites, however seasonal camp sites appeared clean and well-maintained. Very close to I-69, but could not hear traffic noise inside our RV. There are small trees planted between the sites, so someday there will be shade in the pull-thru sites, but not now. I would definitely camp here again if in the area.
06/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
This was a lovely setting and very well maintained campground. Site were spacious: 50-60 feet on each side. We had a lake view site (#25) with large trees behind us. All sites are back-in, but there is plenty of room to maneuver into the site. In addition to the nightly rate, there is a $4.00/day park permit. We were here for 3 days and unfortunately it rained most of the time, but we still enjoyed our stay. There are many sandy beaches along the lake and you can drive right down to them. We didn't get the opportunity to fish, but were told that the fishing is good on this lake. During the busy season, I would definitely make reservations, especially if you'd like a site with full hook-ups. We will absolutely return to this campground!
05/2009
rating [ 3/10 ]
We stayed at this park because it was convenient to family members in the area. Park was not well maintained and sites were very close together. It backs up to Peterson AFB and you hear taps, retreat and revielle each day. While it did not bother us, our neighbors complained about it. Appeared to cater to permanent campers. We would only stay here again if we are visiting the same family in Colorado Springs.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice park. Owner very friendly and helpful. Gave us an escort to site and assisted with directing to proper place for hook-ups. Level, gravel, pull-through and back-in sites. Some shaded overlooking the valley. As others have said, the entrance to park was a rather steep grade with a couple sharp turns, but the road was in good condition and not difficult to navigate. My only complaint was the extreme slowness of the WI-FI connection. Will definitely camp here again.
04/2009
rating [ 2/10 ]
Highway to campground is hilly, curvy and narrow. Campground is not very well maintained. Sites are gravel/grass and there seems to be a good number of seasonal/permanent campers. Owners were friendly and helpful, but because of the condition of the campground and the access road, we would not camp here again.
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