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10/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
The park itself is beautiful and the campsites are roomy and pretty level. Most of the sites can handle large rigs. The bathhouses were spotless and the trails in the park were well maintained. The only negative was that campsites 36-41 were fairly close to the water treatment pumping station that created a resonating hum from time to time, which could be annoying, depending on how close you were. Great place.
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were in site 327 and were perfectly level in our 38' RV. The roads are narrow and have some broken pavement but since you are only going about 10 mph it did not make much of a difference. We thought most of the sites in M loop were very easy to back into and had great views of the lake. The campsites by the pool looked more like a parking lot and not very appealing to us. Satellite did not have a chance with all the trees. The WiFi was 3 bars the whole time we were there and worked OK but was slow so I used our air card most of the time. All the park attractions were open and we went to all of them. Great time there even though it was packed due to Memorial Day weekend. We thought the plantation tour was memorable. The laser show was fun and the fireworks were spectacular. If you plan on going to all the attractions you will need two days to do everything. Hiking was terrific, biking was a little dicey on the roads but tolerable. My legs got a workout for sure. We would go back in a heartbeat.
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We spent a day here to check out the restored ironworks. It's a great place for a restful stop, not too far off the highway and definitely "in the woods". FHU sites are pretty close together along a stream, but we had a 50Amp pull through (no sewer) that was roomy and outstanding. The steel/iron museum was excellent as was the ironworks blast furnace and all the restored buildings. Highly recommend.
09/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
Well, after going to this park many times and staying in the Big Pine loop we found that the park staff has basically ruined the loop. They have placed large, dark brown boulders around the campsites that make it extremely hard to get into the pull through campsites. We had a group of 8 RV's in this loop for the weekend and once it got dark the big boulders were virtually invisible. This caused 4 adults to walk right into them and cause severe abrasions and cuts. When this dangerous situation was brought to the park ranger's attention, his attitude was "carry a flashlight." Terrible. We'll never go back.
05/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
We came here to this park because of some of the reviews we read. Unfortunately our view is not the same. The sites on the ridge are very close together, long because they used to be back-to-back sites, but only about 20 ft apart. The "campers loop" is where we stayed because it looked somewhat roomier. It is, but when all of the sites are full you realize that there is little room from your neighbors. The main loop of the campground is all back-to-back sites where your rear bumper is right next to your neighbors in the adjacent site. For an RV park it isn't bad, it's just not any type of destination campground. The pool is big and very nice looking as are the tennis courts. The older bathhouses are tired but clean. The new ones looked good and were clean. There are garbage cans by each campsite that are picked up regularly.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Wow, what a great park. C Loop is where you want to be if you want 100' pull through sites with full hookups and very, very shady. Some of the best sites we've seen in a Corps park. There are 18 sites that are right on the water but they do not have full hookup and the water spigot is shared between two campsites so that one of you is going to have the water on the wrong side. Great sunsets over Lake Texoma. There is a playground by the swimming area but not near the campgrounds at all. Too bad because there is plenty of room for one. No nearby supermarkets, only large convenience stores.
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
I spent one night at this nice RV park while waiting for some trailer repairs to be done. It was clean and the sites were roomy enough to handle most larger RVs. Some of the trees could be trimmed, especially the ones near the turns on the interior roads. Hookups were fine and worked well. The bathhouse and laundry were exceptionally clean. Park host was very helpful in getting set up and wanted to be sure that I had no problems or questions. Although the interstate is within view I did not think the noise was intrusive at all.
12/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
Some of the pull through sites were kind of short. The guy at the convenience store where you check in, seemed nice to me. He said that I could take any site I wanted. We picked an open pull through and had no problem fitting in or driving out. This was just an overnighter for us so we didn't need the bathrooms or showers. Hookups seemed fine to us. Very convenient to the I-10. I would not say this was a destination place, but for a place to sleep, it was OK.
04/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
A very nice place to spend a couple of days while exploring the Vicksburg area. Plenty of room between sites for maneuvering in and out. Roads are all gravel but was not a problem at all. Bathhouse was very clean. Pool was small but would be welcome on a hot day. WIFI was perfect. Cable only had a few channels but hey, it's free also.
10/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Excellent little park sort of in the middle of nowhere that's great for a weekend getaway. Pretty view of the lake from most campsites. Sites near the back of the camping loop were fairly flat and level, those toward the front are somewhat sloped but easy to get into. Nice play area for kids. Nature center building has a good sized meeting room also. There is a historic cemetery in the park that is very interesting to walk through with settlers' graves.
11/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
The Mesquite campground is spectacular. From the sunrise view coming up over the canyon walls to the sunsets at the end of the day, this place is just the best. The roads are easy to navigate with lots of room, even for the largest rigs. The Hackberry sites may be smaller but the scenery there is almost as good. The Sagebrush loop is pretty but the sites are nowhere near as private as the other two campgrounds. Wildlife is everywhere. Coyotes, turkeys, deer and hawks abound. The bathrooms were spotless, probably the best we've seen in a TX state park and although we were not there during the Texas show season it's still worth the drive to this great place. My number 1 state park by a wide margin.
03/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice city run RV park in a city park just at the edge of town. Very convenient if you are traveling toward south TX on TX-183. Nice walking trail around the park. There's a covered pavilion with picnic tables, rest rooms and an outstanding veterans memorial listing all the soldiers in the county that gave their lives for their country from the Civil War to the present. Highly recommend.
03/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
Campsites were preassigned instead of first come first served which is totally against TXPW policy. Park ranger is a clown. Campground has some nice sites with exceptional sunsets. Pictograph hike well worth the trip. Definitely not a "destination" campground but it was on our way to Big Bend. If you stay here and are thinking of taking a day trip to Ciudad Acuna Mexico save your time for something else. Tons of pottery and not much in the way of decent jewelry. Lots of cheap kid junk and of course the liquor and vanilla are very inexpensive.
03/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
What a pathetic place. It's about the only game in town at this end of Big Bend. Lots of narrow, cruddy spaces that are unlevel. Sad attempt to level some of the more lopsided sites with loose gravel fill. No dog walk area and there's plenty of residue from pups all around. Nice scenery out back if you walk around the 9 hole golf course which is surprisingly nice. Like dust? Go here.
10/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for two nights and thought it was a good place. Beautiful Spanish moss hanging from the trees added to its charm. The restrooms were clean and the park store was well stocked and had some interesting RV type stuff like doormats (yes we bought one) and t-shirts for the campground. The hosts were very helpful in getting us checked in and came by after about 15 minutes to make sure we were getting set up OK. Here are some pictures: http://community. webshots. com/album/475839493rTMcYG
07/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
They are redoing all of the sites in this park and it is just fabulous. All of the riverfront sites are now big enough for the largest of RVs and are paved and level. Simply one of the best campgrounds we have ever had the pleasure of staying at.
06/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
The RV park is nicer than most of the other parking lot styled "campgrounds" in the Durango area. The photos on their website are misleading in that you are not separated all that much from your neighbors. The camp hosts are exceptional from the time you arrive until you leave, very helpful and knowledgable about the area. They do not have a dog run area to use so that people let their dogs do their business where ever they want and you need to hope they clean it up. This needs improvement. There are sites for any type of camping from tents to big motorhomes and should please anyone staying in the Durango area.
04/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have been going to this park for many years. Our first trips were in a popup and the park is great for that. The sites are not especially large but are nicely separated due to the vegetation between the sites. We enjoy it much more now since we have a fifth wheel and can use our own bath facilities. The bathhouse in the main camping loop is decrepit and full of spiders and has been for years. Other than that the park is one of the best in the TX system. The swimming area is spectacular and the trail around the lake is easy and fun to do with your dog.
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