This is a park maintained by the city of Dubuque. They do a good job, sometimes in spite of some of the guests who come. The park, located on the edge of the Mississippi River, only opened around August 2014 as the river had exceeded 17’ and the park is about 10’ above the river. Call to be sure there is no issue with the river. They have put in 50-amp on over 50 sites since we were there in ’09. Some sites along the river have a slope that might require cribbing your jacks and extra steps to get in, while sites away from the river’s edge are almost level. The sites are covered in packed rock that easily supports your RV. Reservations are accepted for sites. We were on the river but had to move on a weekend as a group had reserved multiple sites together. Much of the park is under trees and open areas may not receive satellite signals because the trees are so tall. Cell phones work in the park without any issues. The restrooms are functional and typical of city park fixtures; all stainless. Condition of the restrooms depends on the campers and their behavior. They are watched and cleaned as needed, but this can’t guarantee you it will be to your standards. It appears that some who tent at the park have fewer manners. The park is on Adm. Sheehe, but GPS thinks it is Riverview. Ken, at the office, will accept mail and our UPS was delivered to our unit. Planning to stay only a few days, we ended up staying 10 days and have stayed longer once in the past. There are gas and fuel facilities very near the park as well as several places to eat. The river lock #11 is north of the park on Kerper Blvd going north to the stop sign. Turn right to the lock; very interesting and likely you will spend over an hour there. At the same stop sign, turn left, cross the RR tracks and the Point Café is on your left. Make this a ‘for sure stop’. Don’t order the Point Burger ($7.49) unless you have help to eat it. All portions are huge and are served very hot by friendly wait staff. Maybe after eating at the Point Café, head south and watch the signs for the Eagle’s Nest Park. This is one of the nicest parts we have visited. Admission is only one buck. The park offers great views of the river and lock from about 500’ up.
Great little park for overnight or several nights. It is off I-55 at exit 60 and sits just east of the interchange. That close and yet there is very little noise from the interstate. Sites are all level gravel with 50 & 30 amp with 112 volt or better readings while running 2 15k BTU A/C units. Owner shows you to your site. If you are staying longer, you will be on a site with grass between units. This is a Passport America park and she gladly takes your PA number. It is also a Good Sam park. Wi-Fi was fantastic; far superior to our Verizon MiFi jet pack for speed. The only negative we could find was there is really only one place to eat and it is across the interstate. Owner will give you a coupon for 15% off if you request it. We will definitely return here if we are back in the area and might spend multiple nights just relaxing.
This is intended as an overnight park. The sites are level, gravel with easy access in and out. There is very limited 50-amp. Water and dump is at the office. There are 2 bathrooms / showers in the office area. You will need the key code to use them. Call for the code if needed. Phone and your cellular device will run on 3G, so slow loading on the Internet. There is clear reception whether dome or portable dish. There is no Wi-Fi in the park. We have stayed here 3 times for multiple nights and will return when we return to the area. Address is 1938 E. Main, Omro, WI 54963
Rate reflects senior discount (50%). A very nice state park with good roads. The area is hilly, so most sites will drop off from front to back or visa versa. This can be problematic for a motorhome where the rear tires must remain on the ground to hold the coach in place. I had to run the tires up on about 8” of boards to hold traction. Contacting the park for information on a site for a motorhome is recommended. The large trees eliminate satellite in most areas but local air signal has all the major channels. Verizon showed 4 or 5 bars. Sites are mixed use with tents beside RVs. Sites are 50-amp. A good dump station is near registration. We were there in July and there was heavy use of the park. There is a reduced rate for seniors and the on-line registration is good; there is a $5 registration fee. Likely we would stay there again. Rating lowered only because of the unlevel sites and issue getting information.
In many ways this is an unrecognized jewel. It is a Passport America park and our rate reflects that. They are also a Good Sam park. The park is rustic because the roads and sites are a dirt material; however, the sites have 50-amp power, water and sewer. The sites are heavily forested with large, old trees. Many sites are at the edge of the Illinois River used by barge traffic. That traffic is on the other side, approximately ¾ mile away so you hardly hear the tow boat. About the only thing you hear are birds in the day and frogs at night, otherwise it is very quiet. Due to trees, the satellite options are very limited; however, Verizon service is 5 bars. They offer Wi-Fi, but in our area it was too weak to use because our site was at the back of the park in relation to the office. The owner is very friendly and most accommodating. Many sites are pull-through and able to take any size RV and toad/trailer you might have. If you are trying to find your way in using a GPS, show your destination as Millpoint Road. Some GPS’ don’t show Ash Road within the park. I suspect that there are times when the Illinois River is in flood stage and it is possible this could impact the park, so call ahead if there is such a possibility. We stayed for 8 days about 50’ from the water’s edge and would return if in the area.
This is an old, mostly mobile home park with one lane roads and paved sites. Most of the mobile homes are decades old with additions on one or both sides. The width of the RV sites varies. Our slides were at the edge of the neighbor's concrete patio. Many RV sites are pull through, but due to the narrow roads, we needed to back in vs. pull in to avoid striking the power pedestal. They have cable and Internet, but both are an added cost. Water pressure at our site was very low requiring us to use the on-board pump for showers. The park is very friendly. Many residents sit outside in the evening and will greet almost everyone as they pass by. One of the brightest parts was the lady in registrations who, upon seeing us drive in, came out with a map of the park and ask us to follow the fellow she was calling to our site because a bad rain storm was moments away; very considerate of her. They did have multiple activities scheduled each day. The drive from I-4 was easy, but when you near the park going up a grade to the one traffic light, stay in the left lane (where all the traffic is stopped). The right lane must go into the shopping center. It is marked but you might not see the sign in time. Likely we would stay here again if we were in the area and just needed a place to stay. Rate was $10 higher than their web site reflected. We were here during a spring break period.
This is an old KOA park that accepts Passport America and Good Sam. Sites are grass with some having gravel base; others are only grass over dirt. Park was well cared for considering the age. We unfortunately arrived after a rain and had to change sites due to mud. They have a restaurant that only serves a very limited breakfast and lunch. Internet: They have Internet; however, I was unable to connect to it. We used our Verizon MiFi successfully with a 2 bar signal. There is a RR somewhere near with a crossing that requires the engineer to sound the horn. It did not present a problem during the night. Greatest concern is the dirt sites with a heavy RV. We would likely stay again due to proximity to I-95 and limited noise issues.
The post on getting there is correct and GPS has a little difficulty routing you into this short stretch of road. The park is more a place to stay over a night or so. One gravel road serves several sites that are un-level front to back while other sites are accessible only by driving across a large grass field (300 + feet from the road). As such, consider the recent rain or prediction of rain during your stay. Someone has noted there are many sites but there are only about 20 with power and water and these are on a first come basis. There were several RVs that appeared to have been there for an extended time on the power sites. Most of the sites offered would be boondocking. Things like kid-friendly do not apply as it is more for large gatherings with adults the primary group and kids are there to attend something like a party or wedding. When the main facility is not in use such as at nights, there is a gate that closes the complex off so late arrival and entrance might not be possible. We recommend calling ahead to get the gate code if you are coming in late or on Sunday. We would use this park again if in the area without any reservation other than the note regarding the rain warning. The rate reflected is a Passport rate. The person who takes care of the RV park is located at the end of the road and he is quite pleasant and helpful.
Rate reflects the Passport America cost for 50a. Spring Creek Park is a good stop-over facility as you travel through the San Antonio area. The sites are narrow with about 12’ of grass between rigs. The sites are gravel with asphalt roads. Sites have a picnic table and many have covers over the table. This park was built on a hillside so the sites are lower on the left but not difficult to level-up the RV. Although they reflect pull-thru sites, this does not mean with a toad. The roads are narrow and a motorhome may require some backing to get into the pull-thru due to trees and width of the site. Most locations should not have difficulty receiving satellite reception with a fixed dome on the coach. The park has cable but there are good TV signals off the air. The Verizon signal is marginal but they have Wi-Fi if you are able to log in. We have used this park before. It is a Passport America, Good Sam park. We would stay here again if in the area.
Lakeside RV Park is a great place to stop over or for an extend stay. With all concrete roads and generous pads that were designed by someone who understood how a good RV park should be built, it is easy to get into the sites, even in the dark. They have lake side sites, but in a motorhome, that puts the lake at your back; they are also a little more expensive. The park is well maintained. Verizon service is good. The park is about a mile south on 83 from the Interstate; about the time you think you missed it. Their entrance on your left does not stand out well at night. When you pass the small plant complex on your right, slow up. We have stayed there multiple times and will use this facility again.
This park is a Passport America park and the rate reflects this cost. This park’s normal $50 a night is beyond unreasonable considering the park grounds, age, roads, etc. This park is a mix of old units and those passing through. The site we used was a grass pull-through location at the back of the park. It was quiet being away from the highway. There is only one site with 50 amp power in this area. If you anticipate using your roof mounted satellite, trees may make this impossible. We caught a signal with much effort. It is unlikely we would use this park again.
This is a resort community that is quickly becoming only a mobile home community. As people purchase a site, the places for RV’s diminishes. They have many activities throughout the winter. The roads are asphalt and the sites are sand. An issue with the sand is the amount of dirt mixed with it. Between tracking it in and it blowing, there is almost a need for daily cleaning in the RV. Many of the mobile home owners have concreted or otherwise covered the sand to lessen the sand in the house. There is a man-made lake in the middle of the park that is good for running radio controlled boats in or fishing – some catch and release. There is Wi-Fi in the park, but if you need to have the link, this is not the place for you. The system logs you off repeatedly most of the time. This does include times in the middle of the night when the usage should be low. There are a few pull-thru sites, but in the winter they are always full of people staying for a month or more. The info on sites is not accurate as this would count the mobile home sites and sites occupied by RVs left all year; there are many of these rigs there. Not sure if we would return here. If we did not have dogs, we would go elsewhere.
This well cared for park is at exit 460 at the top of Raton Pass. The sites and roads are all gravel but cared for. You have views of both NM and CO from here. The staff is friendly and caring; you will be brought to your site by someone. Just a note, if your engine is hot from the steep climb, when you pull in, don't shut it down until the temp is back down in the normal range. This will be a place we visit again.
The rate reflects the Passport America cost. This park is quite run down. It only has 30-amp power, water and sewer. All units must be self-contained as there are no restroom or shower facilities. The park is all gravel with some grass. The intent is for two RVs to share a wide space in opposite directions. There is one power pole between the sites located in a grass area. The park is at the end of the Amarillo airport so planes may land or take off over you, but there were very few flights landing while we were there on a Saturday. The railroad is close but we never heard it. Most sites are open with small trees. Some RVers are staying for extended periods. This is really a park to dash into for the night to get off the road. Likely we will stay here again as we head south in 6-months. There is a phone number listed; however, there is no one apparently living on-site and no real office, so I don't know if or when the phone will be answered. You use a drop slot for your money. Re-reading my note, it hit me that many RVers complain all they need some nights is a safe place with basic services at a reasonable price to stay. This is why they frequently use a Walmart or roadside stop vs. a campground. They are tired and have no energy to go to a pool or other things some parks offer. Instead, they want to sleep so they may be on their way in the morning for their ultimate destination. If that is your story, this park may be for you. Although the 30 amp power may not be all you want on a very hot summer night, that might be the only down side to coming here for a night or two while in the area. I hope this will give you a better picture how this park might fit your travel plan.
This is a city park focusing on fishing in the river. There are sites near the river and others away from this group. All sites are on gravel. The utilities are shared with your neighbor with very limited room between the units. There are some trees at the sites we used that made getting into the space a little difficult. Some sites require more leveling than others. It could be more difficult if the park is full to get a 40’ motorhome into or out of a site. We did not attempt to eat in the area, and the park was only partially filled. There are very limited parks quickly accessible from the interstate in this area of the state. If you decide to stay there we recommend arriving no later than mid-afternoon allowing you to continue on the interstate if you find the park unusable. Given this information, we would likely return if traveling through the area and needing a place to stay for the night. We did have good Verizon cell and broadband coverage.
This park is right on the Mississippi River. If there has been flooding on the Mississippi, you need to call ahead to be sure the park is open, as major flooding will cover the park. The sites we were on were concrete with FHU. This is a quiet park allowing you to watch the barges pass by day and night. You need bring your own entertainment if you are looking for more than barge watching and quiet. This is the second time we have stayed at the park. It is off the beaten trail but they have done a good job posting signage into the park. We would return to the park. Although we did not use the laundry, at the time of our visit the machines were free; highly unusual.
We stayed here one night while passing through the area. It is a large fairground and you park on the road beside a power box. The strange part is waiting until 4 PM when the attendant comes on duty to open the power box. Unless you hit a ‘fair’ time you should be able to find a spot and hook everything except your power before the office opens. The park is quiet and while there we had no traffic passing us during the evening. Coming off the interstate the entrance to the park is on the left about 300’ beyond the traffic light. The driveway winds around causing you to question if you have come in the wrong entrance. There are many places to eat around the park requiring limited drive time. We would return if in the area. Some of the folks we met while there had camped there several times.
We stayed here for the second time. They had attempted to hook their restroom facilities to the City of Wylie sewer system but the city had blocked the connection for some reason. This may be resolved but it required only self-contained units during our stay. The dump station is just outside the park entrance. The lake was extremely low due to the drought so there was little boating on the lake and very limited boat launches around the lake; none at the park. There are hours at night when you may leave the park but unable to drive a vehicle into the park. Reservations are encouraged but drive in traffic is always accepted based on availability. We will return to the park in the future.
We stayed here for a month and have used this park in the past. It was a pasture converted into an RV park with the addition of good FHU facilities. Being on the top of a hill it is normally windy so awnings are rarely used. The 50-amp sites are near the top of the hill on all 8 gravel roads. The park hosts many rallies and normally those attendees park closer to US 290 while others park on the other side of the red clubhouse. You should not have any trouble showing up without need for a reservation. There is no cable so TV is limited to 1 station out of Bryan – College Station. There are small trees at most sites but none provide shade or roof mounted satellite reception. The park does not have a FT attendant so many will pay for their stay using an envelope found in the red club house. It is very likely we will return to this park when in the area.
The CG was okay using a Passport America rate. Sat and Verizon card worked well; however, in an attempt to hook to their Wi-Fi, although we were about 100’ from their antenna the signal was too weak to connect. We were on a 50-amp site but the front tires were off the ground to get the MH level. Agree the office person acted as if I was bothering her busy work in the back office. Our area only had 5 rigs so the park was far from busy. All amenities were closed for the season but the park was keeping up the appearance of the park which required considerable mowing. No fault of the park but our purpose visiting the area was to see the bridge and cavern. Both were very disappointing and too costly for what you saw. If we had reason to return to the area we would likely stay at this location again.
Reading other reviews the writers are on target although we question the water issue noted. We have filters on the MH so that might have been the difference. Park is very old with only the power in one area brought up to 50-amp the apparent improvement. Roads are in disrepair and many sites become very muddy when it rains. Many trees have dead branches you must park under. Most RV sites have limited to no grass except for one where the person apparently was there awhile and even had flowers planted. Office staff was a mix of happy / friendly to grumpy depending upon the person. Would return for the convenience but the price reflects a “resort” and this is an old, stepchild park.
This is an old mobile home park but many moved away and sites changed to RV usage. Roads are shell that needs smoothing and this can be dusty. Most sites have tree coverage that makes getting in challenging. Some sites have cable. Water pressure is about 25 psi so we utilized our tank and on-board pump for most water needs. This park was purchased by the county 2/11 so some of this may change. It was reported to have been purchased to protect a watershed; however, one of the commissioners had financial interest in the sale according to newspaper reports. The restaurant has large crowds but mixed reviews on the food quality. The restaurant was voted one of 15 most unique restaurants in the nation, thus it is worth a visit. Internet: We used a broadband card with no difficulty. There is a hotspot in the park we did not use. There are no water sites. There are a very few that have a view and these are occupied by very long-term guests. The park is not kid friendly meaning there are not thing like playgrounds. You may not swim in the river due to gaiters. It is a kayak launching point for many. We stayed a month and would return if in the area.
This park is intended for self-contained units only, as there are no facilities. The RV park is off to side of the Shell gas station. This is not a destination park but instead is a place to spend the night or two with 50-amp full hook-ups. There is some road noise and noise from the gas station beside the park but we did not find this a problem. Sites are gravel, close to level with sufficient grass areas commensurate with short stay plans. Internet: Our Verizon phones worked but only with 2 bars. The broadband card was weak and only able to check messages. Likely with an antenna booster you would be able to function well. Concerns: No real concerns if you recognize this park for its intended purpose. The cost, shown with tax, is reasonable for full hookups and strong power and 50# water pressure. Would stay here again if passing through the area.
This park offers GS and FMCA discounts. The park is very near the Roosevelt National Park south entrance at exit 37 off I-94. There is good signage to the park. We were in a site w/o sewer the first night but elected not to move the rest of the visit. In retrospect, likely this was a good choice as it placed us on a paved road and gravel site. Some areas of the park are dirt roads and sites making them dusty or muddy depending upon the weather. The dirt is slow to absorb rain. The restrooms are rated low because they did not appear to have either adequate or thorough cleaning. They were adequate in size and given enough time, the hot water finally reached your shower. We don’t normally use these facilities but we had at the last 2 places where we found excellent showers making this especially disappointing. Depending on your site, you can get satellite on the RV. Verizon cell and broadband service was good. We would return as we did not see another park any better and would hope to get a spot on gravel off the paved interior road. There is a restaurant called the Chuckwagon Buffet in town. The breakfast is pricey but supper was about right. As a word of caution: if it is at all warm outside you may wish to reconsider this facility as their A/C is way too small to cool the dining area even when is empty. The facility had about 25 people in it and the room must have been in the high 80s. We quickly ate one plate of food and left. The Cowboy Café 2-blocks east is a much better choice.
Address: None other than almost 3 miles east of town on State Road 346, on the back side of a hill and off to the right, but well marked. A Good Sam park and daily rate. The park has multiple, mostly back-in sites. Back-in sites are very large and grassy if you are in the high site 40’s and 50’s. Roads and sites are gravel, no issues in rain. Many sites on the ‘hill’ are a bit closer, have trees and appear more the long-term guests. Most of these sites are really shady but could block satellites Internet: Due to park location on backside of a hill, the Verizon tower is blocked resulting in a 1 to 2 bar signal. Broadband is mostly non-operational. With a booster you might be able to work with the signal. The local Wi-Fi runs so slow (15 to 54-Mbps) you are limited only to messages if you have the patience. Concerns: We stayed here almost 4 years to the day. The daily price has gone up $7 but with limited options there is little way around the price. It is about 35 miles from Rapid City with Wal-Mart Super and Sam’s. If in the area it is likely we would stay here again; however, there are many new RV parks in the area in the last 4 years. Be aware some are on the highway and/or have almost no space between sites. Recognize they must make a year’s operation in about 2 to 3 weeks in August to survive. We would do some research if returning. Unless your visit is within the ‘bike week’ period, this park is well off the road making it much quieter most commercial parks.
This park is at exit 170! This is a quiet park off the Interstate 94. All sites are pull-thru where you share grass with your neighbor. The sites are a little narrow so you and your neighbor can’t put out your awning at the same time. Roads are wide and they and the sites are level gravel. The very clean restrooms and small laundry are reasonably close to all sites. They have Wi-Fi in the park but we used our Verizon phones and broadband instead. The staff have managed the park 3 years but they have lived in this area many years before retirement so they can play ‘chamber of commerce’ for visitors. We would return to this park in the future.
This is a multi-purpose facility and info does not lend well to the rating system. There are multiple power locations around the park, however, the number of 50-amp is very limited. They have just opened a very large RV park on the grounds but this is only open when they need added space for some special event. We were there on 2 weekends and they had stock car racing and World of Outlaws. This will provide considerable noise sometimes past 11 PM depending on how many crashes they have. In addition the railroad tracks are right behind the park. If you arrive during the day you can get them to unlock the power box you will use. If possible do not park along the back fence, instead park near the Putt-putt area with grass. There are four 50-amp plugs there. The office is in a large, pink brick building at the back of the complex. Park where you see many cars ‘behind the building’. The office is at the top of the stairs. Friendly staff but they may not be able to answer many questions on parking locations as they primarily handle money. They will call someone to physically help you get parked. We would stay there again and even extended our stay this trip in spite of the noise issues. We just ran the A/C fans that blocked most of the noise other than the final races where they had as many as 24 cars on the track.
This park only accommodates self-contained units, thus the "No" rating on bathrooms and laundry. We agree with the previous 2 posts. The oil industry in the area continues to take off, so many RVs are workers. However, they have put a cap on the number they will accommodate. The park frequently fills every night so reservations are important. We saw many who thought they would be lucky and drive in, only to pull out moments later. It appears this park was a mobile home park at one time so the sites are wide and long to accommodate doublewide units. Power and water are strong at your site. Verizon and broadband worked well and no issues on satellite reception. If you are coming from the west it is easy to see the office, but take the second driveway by the office. Coming from the east, the park entrance is just beyond a little go-cart track but you don’t see the park until you are here. There is a state camping sign posted on the highway.
Mostly correcting some information to others posts - The 50-amp sites are all back-in that offer both 30 and 50. When there is not an activity going on in the fairgrounds there is little for kids to do. Instead it is a good stopping point while passing through. It seemed to us that many buildings are marked as no smoking, but this must have been a recent change and the buildings still have a very strong smoke smell including the Super WalMart. Check your power outlet before setting up.
A very nice park as others have noted. Some sites have no sewer, but they are clear when you reserve. Many trees may limit satellite service so ask if this is an issue. Nice wide spacing between units, gravel sites and paved roads. A little tight pulling into your space with a long MH but doable. Great staff. Park appears to fill in the summer so reserve. Good cable TV at your site with good channels adults would use.
The rate we show is Good Sam, a non-lake view with tax. Other reviews are good. Only addition is high water pressure so a regulator needed. They will allow you to wash your coach without charge. Park has a little traffic noise if your windows are open but not disturbing. Staff friendly and efficient. Had 6 motorhomes pull in together and they had all of checked in within a few minutes. Certainly a place to return to if in the area.
Rate is daily GS with taxes. They now have Wi-Fi in the park with an access code. One reviewer reflected an unfriendly host; however, the group that registered us were very friendly and even served us birthday cake. As for the odor, apparently this dog no longer resides around the office. The note regarding the tight spaces is accurate. Shrubs provide some privacy from your neighbor. Parking your toad may be iffy depending on your RV length. In order for us to leave our pull-through site, we will need to back out but this issue may be unique to our spot. We would return to this park in the future. When they give you directions to the park vs. your GPS route, write down the instructions!
We attempted to stay at this park, however, we were given bad information and missed the CG. There is a new casino RV park under construction but it may be several months to complete. The old park is on the casino hotel parking lot; 20-spaces, first come basis. You find a place and register at the Player’s Club in the casino. Rate is still $14. Our loss as we were too far north to go back when we found out where the park was. On Hwy 12, at Moon Road, turn south ¾ mile to the casino. There is NO SIGNAGE to help you and the road is not as wide as Hwy. 12 leaving you to wonder if you have been given bad information. Unlike us, if you are using GPS, believe the GPS.
We were on a level gravel site that was wide with nice grass area that was well cared for by the maintenance dept. Had okay water pressure and good quality. Site was 30amp FHU w/cable TV. Area is quiet on weekends when the plant near the park on the west is closed. Park recycles and offers fair priced propane. Staff was very friendly and will pick on you given the chance; they have fun with their job. Would return here if again in the area. Price is high but it's a limited season and there are few parks. At least you are not bumping awnings with the neighbor. The area is really set up for those who enjoy fishing with first rate cleaning facilities.
Rate is GS cost per night or $28/night for a week. The upper portion of the park appears more for the short-term guests. Woodall’s says the sites are 35’ wide; however, this counts your neighbor’s grass. There are some good features of the short-term area that includes access to the pool, your level concrete sites with picnic table and parking for your vehicle and a breeze, meaning your A/C may get to rest. They did offer a month of TengoNet when we were here, but fortunately we used our Verizon broadband because TengoNet was up and down and TengoNet was not concerned enough to fix it. They do recycle in the park. The down side relates mostly to the lower level sites where they are mostly monthly guests. Issues included the train tracks, lack of a breeze and many cottonwood trees. The ‘cotton’ covers the ground and will stop up your A/C coils. The laundry room in the lower area is poor with over priced machines. If you remain over a month they charge each person a $30 fee to perform a background check. Returning to the park will most likely be contingent on inspection of our A/C coils to see if the cottonwood trees clogged the coils; a likely issue.
This park is actually in Bay City instead of Tillamook. It is only a few miles to the north. Reviews are quite accurate. Bring extra lengths of sewer pipe as the sewer is at the threshold of the site. Our neighbor must have 35' of pipe out. We would stay here again. We stayed 9 days so rate was week + 2 days at Good Sam rate. There are many parks in the immediate area with one even at the Best Western Hotel so you have many options. We were able to receive mail and our Verizon broadband worked well.
This is an old park that has many mobile homes and park models. In the winter they sandwich RVs into the park. They were taking away the back sites, the only pull-through sites, and placing a variety of used mobile homes on those sites. They are focusing on more full-time residents and fewer Winter Texans to pay increased property taxes. They generally have no restrictions in the park so the type of occupants of these units might be termed, ‘questionable’. We, and friends who stayed here for the past 14 years, will not be returning for this reason. The site we were on was so tight we could not deploy our window awning due to the structure next to us. The occupant of that park model did not appreciate our presence that made his parking more difficult. My low rating reflects the changes they were making and the impact on Winter Texan RV guests.
This is a 55+ park with a combination of mobile homes, park models and various RVs. The RV sites are mostly on gravel but some are on grass. If you do get on a grass site, don't back too close to the fence, especially if you are heavy. Coming in or leaving after a rain on grass can be difficult. The spaces are rather close but the neighbors are normally friendly and many gatherings of chairs occur in the afternoons. This is a gated community at night. There are many activities offered at the park during the winter months. Many Winter Texans come from across America and Canada, developing this park into a very friendly community. It is down the road from the birding park that is on one of the major 'flyways' for birds coming from South America. The Quaker parrot thrives here and frequently will make visits in the morning and afternoon to feed, frequently stopping traffic on road. It is likely we will return here for another extended stay during the winter. If you are interested in a Baptist church in the area, the FBC in McAllen is an excellent choice with both preaching and music. They also post some services on the Internet. Currently Progresso in the Donna / Weslaco area is the only safe crossing into Mexico. Many at the park are here to have dental work done in Mexico. There is heavy Mexican troop concentration to assure your safety as this city depends totally on the American and Canadians who come to buy and have dental work done. I think most of the dentists actually live in TX and commute across to work to avoid the malpractice premiums they pass on to the patient. It is possible to have a crown totally done in a day as good as in America but for under $200 each. Donwes (a contraction of the city names) has a large flea market Wednesdays & Friday – Sunday. There is a large fruit market across the street daily. Expect traffic when the flea market is open. We made many trips to the fruit market!
Showing the Passport America park rate. This is a small park on the rivers edge. Concrete roads with grass sites. Good water and water pressure. Might not be the best location in rainy times. The river can flood the park and they have provided multiple escape routes for RVs should there be a problem. Some sites are pull-through, but most are back-in. We would return if in the area. If you need to receive mail this is a good location. The pull-through sites are reserved for over-night so you don't need to unhook.
This is a Passport America location for 2-nights only. All payments in the park are cash or check. Very nice Arizona style park. This is a great winter location for many who take advantage of this option. Sites are gravel with some native landscaping. The owner will listen to guest’s suggestions and frequently incorporate them in the park, sometimes immediately. Location well out in the country provides a very quiet atmosphere. Nights are very dark and this has provided the conditions needed for astrological study at a local facility. The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is close where they have 100's of planes on display an in storage: a must for those who enjoy planes. Be sure to take the tram tour.
Cost reflects Passport America rate. This is a rustic park for the train enthusiasts passing through the area. It is approximately 75’ of the multiple tracks in the area. We ran our back air conditioner fan for white noise and the trains did not bother us. If a train comes in and stages there, they shut the engines off, unlike a truck stop. Some come through fast so even with 100 cars, the noise is not long, nor is it that loud. The sites are on dirt, at the back (east end) of the park. We used this as a home base while doing day trips in the area. There are other parks in the area but the train noise will be about the same and they charge more for your stay.
The rate reflects the Passport America rate. This is a very nice park with mixed-use sites including: mobile homes, park models and RVs. All sites are marked with trimmed bushes. They have an exercise room that is monitored by a worker. They have several amenities but we did not have time to use any of these. We had to move to a site other than assigned because the road was too narrow to back into the site due to a fire hydrant and the rig across the road. All roads are asphalt with gravel sites and concrete patios.
This large park is well cared for. All sites are back-in on asphalt; the whole park is a huge asphalt parking lot with trees marking the site edge. They are extremely strict on sewer spills and can fine you up to $400 for a spill. Be sure the person who takes you there has noted any issues on the site before he/she leaves. We had to move due to a tree that blocked our satellite. Sites have picnic tables. This is a gated park with security. Part of the park backs the water. There is little traffic noise in the park. They have limits on your stay and the type of rig you bring. They do not want your mail sent to the park. Note: This park is both Good Sam and Passport America. They worked with me on the total cost utilizing the elements of both plans, which I appreciated. The local amusement park has fireworks on weekends you can watch from the beach if you carry your gate card to open the walk gate both ways.
We stayed at this park located within walking distance of downtown. Our site was a pull in / back out while other sites are the reverse. Sites are packed fine gravel with heavy landscaping. Their laundry has good washers and dryers but a little difficult to get your laundry to because there may not be any parking. This is a gated park. We would use this park again.
Rate reflects Passport America rate. The Passport rate is about right for this park but no more. This is a mobile home park with some sites for RVs. Most sites are 30-amp but there is a 50-amp at the back. Most large rigs are sent back there, as the first to arrive can pull through. They have good water in the park. The railroad near the park is not an issue. The park backs up to a school so you will hear the passing bells. There is not a lot to see in the area. This can be a refuge from the wind on the road. This road has many places to pull off and boondock to escape the winds that appear mostly from the south. We extended our stay several days to make day trips in the car. The Blue Angels winter in the area so you can watch them practice.
The rate reflects Passport America. We pulled in not certain if the park was even open because they never answer the phone nor return calls. I even called Passport America to see if they were open. Arriving in the park we were very pleasantly surprised. The landscaped sites are wide and all sites are pull-through with easy access / egress. Although close to the highway, the noise level is very low. They even have an air station to take care of your tires as you leave. Payment is by cash or check. We might stay an extra day or 2 in the future if we need a quiet place to relax. Just be sure you have the supplies you will need when you arrive, as there are few options close.
Very nice, landscaped park. Staff very friendly and pet friendly at the RV office - dog treats inside if pooch comes in. Good Sam park but added discount if you get one of their game cards in the casino even if it is not used. They also have boon dock parking if you check in at the RV office. Large sites and various costs based on the site. We had back-in that was most economical. All sites almost the same size but offer pull-through. The location to the river is the greatest difference. Some noise off the road. Would return here.
Very nice park north of Brookings. Park is VERY shady so no satellite in most sites. Some have cable in loop A and some in loop C. Check out is 1 and check in is 4 or earlier if the site is checked and cleaned. Playground equip for kids in center. Would return there with a reservation but not likely without if kids are out for summer or a weekend. Park fills when the weather turns nice.
Rustic describes the park if you are site 1-12; very poor if you are in the other sites. They are more like a storage lot. Our site had 50-amp FHU but some have 30-amp in this area. We faced the river 20' away. Fire ring, cable at site. Road is approx 50' behind the rig. Almost no traffic on the road that follows the river bank 4 miles from town. Office and other guests extremely friendly. Nightly rate over priced for the facility and distance to town. Sites are rather close. Would return if in the area. If you have a boat and want to fish they are equipped for your visit.
Very nice, clean park. All sites are concrete and level. Sits up a hill allowing some views of the Pacific. Walking distance to some restaurants. Has some park models but all units are well maintained. Staff is friendly and maintains convenient office hours. Would return here again.
Very old park. Sites are very difficult to get into unless you are in a travel trailer or short 5th wheel. Spaces are at right angle on a 9' road with trees and stumps to avoid. Would not recommend a rig over 28'. There is no cell or satellite service due to location and trees.
Park is located on a beach with generous parking for anyone who wants to come into the park. The sites are old and rough. Power is 30-amp although they have some sites with 50-amp, but the plugs do not work. Other campgrounds on the road might offer better site options for less money. Another concern is strong winds blowing sea mist onto the coach damaging chrome and finish.
If you are in a motorhome greater than 32 feet, forget this park. They have sites greater than 55' but pulling into the site off a 9' road makes this almost impossible. All but 3 sites are in heavy shade so no satellite service. Cell is limited to Verizon only and broadband on Verizon is extremely limited based on site. This is more a campground for small units. Unable to get a 40' unit into a space except 1 and no satellite service. Road in park is challenging. Would be great place if you wanted to get away from about everything. Nice park people. It is 8.5 miles from 101; about when you think you will drop off the edge of the earth.
Lot 5 has back-in sites with attendant. Sites are very tight. When we put our 4-slides out it eliminated use of sites on both sides. There is NO broadband service in the area. You can snag a Wi-Fi in town 2 miles away. Had to use many boards to level coach. There are other areas as another has noted but these areas are likely going to be used for groups. If in the area we would use the park. It is a good location to visit Yosemite Park. Don't recommend using Hwy. 49 coming in from the north with a large RV - hills, winding with tight curves.
This is mostly a mobile home park. There are sites for RVs and some have been there a very long time. The park is poorly maintained. The limited staff is friendly. It has very limited laundry. There is some train noise in the park. Likely would not stay there again. Parking a 40' MH was very difficult and I had to trim some trees to get in.
Average facility as fairgrounds go. RV area is off to the side of the fairgrounds. There is gated access at night. Stock car races Sat night but ends around 10 - not a real issue. There is some traffic noise. There is an attendant in the area nights. Parking lot is mostly rock / gravel. They take credit card payments. We were the only RV in the park area. Would stay here again.
This park was disappointing because the sites are very narrow and many were very short. Our small toad had to be parked across the front of the motorhome. Our side neighbors were so close we could not have used our awning. Most units parked on the upper level were backed in with only a few feet between the backs of the rigs. This park is on a hillside and the sites are terraced down the hill and in come cases result in a steep drop between the sites. They did not care about the age or condition of the rigs, nor whether these people used donuts on their sewer lines or not. The campground is very poorly marked on the highway. You enter around what appears to be the side of a gas station. The area is rather quiet even though the interstate is close. We would stay there again, but only over night while passing through. Having paid for 4-days, nonetheless, we decided to leave early.
We stayed at this park 4-months soon after they opened. The campground opened about March 2005. The owners took time to plan this park as seen by the layout of the sites for easy access with almost all being pull-through sites. While we were there, some people who obviously enjoyed their work were carefully maintaining the amenities. They offered several planned events and were working on ideas for many holiday period events. They have a good web site and send E-mail messages to former guests announcing special weekend or holiday plans. An RV club we are members of has used this as a rally location several times because of the facilities and courtesy they have enjoyed. Currently the only real disadvantage of this park is the lack of trees; however, the owners planted trees at almost every site, but it will take some time for them to become shade trees. When this happens, this campground will more resemble a resort location.