We stayed for 14 days. It is difficult to find anything bad about a National Forest. It is quiet with paved roads, 60ft trees surrounding our site, and about 30 yards to my closest neighbor. The volunteers and park hosts were all very friendly and helpful. They recommended places to eat and shop. The bathroom & shower facilities were immaculately clean. All roads were paved and sites were paved; however, all sites had a severe slope making it impossible to level even after we drove up onto 3" ramps. We stayed in one of the few full hook up sites (Site 56). Local conveniences are amazingly close for such a secluded area. Two large grocery stores about 3 miles away. Downtown Asheville about 15 miles away. A wonderful farmers market with fresh vegetables about 5 miles. Things you need to be aware of: 1- Not big rig friendly despite the fact that they do have sites that are long and wide enough. There are low hanging trees on the two mile drive up to the main gate and more low trees after you get into the park. Single lane, one way roads getting to your site. Backing in without brushing up against trees was very difficult. If you are looking for an overnight, this is not the place. However, once you are backed in and set up, it is beautiful. 2- Very poor cell phone coverage. Internet access off our Verizon hot spot was almost useless. 3- It is called "Lake" Powhatan but the lake is really just a large pond. 4- Gates are locked at 10:00 pm. Which wasn't a problem for us but just something to be aware of.
We stayed two days. Price is Passport America discount. Very easy access off of I-26 at exit 60. Only a about a mile from the exit. However, not so close to the interstate that you hear traffic. This is an older, used to be KOA park. No problems getting in or out in a 40ft RV. Roads are gravel. Spots are gravel but level. Very nice, younger couple that own the park and live on site. They seemed genuinely appreciative to have our business. I was led to my pull-through site by the owner. There are many trees around the parameter and a few in the middle. We had shade in our spot. We did not visit the pool, but it was open and looked clean. Every spot had a picnic table and fire ring. We met a nice couple that stay there long term and work in the area. We had drinks at their site and they even fed us dinner. There is a convenience store at that exit. Other than that, there is nothing close by. I enjoyed the stay and would stay there again.
We liked this park. We stayed for a month. My rate is $700/month (including electric) divided by 30. This park has the feel of a state park. Much shade around the perimeter and reasonable shade in the middle. We were here for the month of July and shade was important to us. When we arrived, we were taken around the park in a golf cart and offered our choice of at least 10 different spots. The park was probably only about 50% full during our stay. The office staff was very nice. While hooking up I discovered that only half of the 50amp service was working. I called the office and within 5 minutes 2 maintenance workers arrived to change a breaker and fix the problem. Major grocery store (Publix) about 1/4 mile away. Wal-Mart and Home Depot about 3 miles. We would definitely stay here again. Now, the downside. Turn in for the park is about 150 yards from an incredibly busy intersection during heavy traffic. Forget about turning left into the park or turning left out of the park during those times. Traffic backs up past the turn when the light is red. The swimming pool is in the very front of the park (near the heavy traffic) and no bathroom at the pool. The only bathroom is in the middle of the park so it's a long hike from the pool. I chose to drive. Ants were horrible during our stay. Within 24 hours, we had ants in our cabinets. The ants were "everywhere" and we weren't the only people with ant issues. Our neighbors actually borrowed our ant repellent. The RV Park says they regularly treat for ants but based on the number we saw, not near enough. They were coming up all four jacks, the water hose, and electrical cord. I went on the attack with liquid sprayed around and under the coach. Also sprinkled granule repellent around my area. Lastly, the park isn't really close to any of the area attractions; e.g., beach, downtown, plantations. Everything "touristy" was 12-15 miles away. All of the negatives aside, we had a wonderful stay at this park and we would definitely return to this park if we are ever back in Charleston.
We spent the month of June at Doc's and love this place. We were worried about staying here after reading some of the previous RV Park Reviews. After spending the month here, it wouldn't surprise me to learn that the negative reviews are written by the regulars to keep people from coming. There is storage in the back and many people store their trailers and leave them here year round. For $5 Doc's personnel will get it out of storage and take it to an available site prior to your arrival. Most of the people we met do exactly that. Mostly all locals and most of them set up for the entire summer. They come and go and leave their trailers there. There are some park models scattered out throughout the park and they rent those out. According to the regulars, those stay full of snow birds all winter. Access to the park is easy off of Ft. Morgan Road (although my GPS showed the park much further down Ft. Morgan Road than it actually was, so I don't know that you can trust your GPS directions), the roads are paved, the sites are gravel but level and they all have picnic tables (no concrete patio). The pool is great and always full. They have a playground that is shaded, and have a sand volley ball court that I never saw anyone use. The restrooms are clean but need to be updated. There is some peeling/chipped paint in the showers (but they are clean). The bathhouse is not air conditioned and the laundry room is also not air conditioned. But, again, they are clean. They have a very kid friendly layout (speed limit in the park is 5 mph and strictly enforced and have huge speed bumps to slow down the traffic). There are no pull through sites but that makes for a great layout as you are not looking into someone else windshield across the street. The medians are grassy and open. Some people park their boats/jet skis in those areas but while we were there kids were playing football and softball there. Everyone we met was friendly and welcoming. The office, is helpful and was very accommodating. We had a site with a big tree hanging over the top which made for great shade at our site. We had ample room between our site and the neighbors. Easily accessible shopping nearby and about a 15 minute drive to the beach. We would definitely stay here again.
We stayed one night in a pull through in a 40' MH. To start with I think the term "Resort" has been loosely applied in this case. It's a nice enough park but it's not a resort. We had some difficulty getting our MH into the area where we were supposed to park. The roads into and around the park are really narrow. It was really dusty, there are low hanging trees and narrow bridges and cars driving through the park kicked up a lot of dirt. Access to the park off of the main highway is also difficult...very narrow, dirt roads. Our MH and jeep were covered in red dirt when we left. We didn't use the pool or any of the facilities but there were a lot of people in the pool. They have a small lake for fishing and there were people fishing in the lake. It was just a little too rustic for our tastes and we would not stay here again.
We've stayed in this park twice on our way back into Dallas. I wouldn't stay here other than it's really the only option for an overnight close to Dallas. We stay here so that we can get through Dallas on Sunday mornings when the traffic is light. The only thing that makes this place better than staying overnight in a Wal-Mart, is that it's quieter and we can hook up and put out the slides. The first time we stayed, we had a pull through spot up close to the front. It was a lot better than the 2nd spot which was in the back, in a gravel parking lot. They were having a rally so there were not sites up front. When cars drove through the lot it stirred up dirt and dust, which made sitting outside not very pleasant. The people in the office are very friendly and accommodating but the park is not a destination park.
My best advice? Find somewhere else to stay. We spent one night here in a pull through site. It was all grass and the road getting down to the site was narrow and dirt. There are dilapidated buildings that appear to have people living in them (although I didn't see anyone out and about). They are doing some work so maybe it will be better when they are finished. While we were here, they were building some A Frame type structure that one can only hope will replace the "cabins" that are falling down. The construction workers had their truck blocking the dirt road that we had to go down to get to our site and they didn't bother to move it out of the way. We had to cut through another site to get through. The water had an awful smell. They have a restaurant that serves breakfast but we didn't eat there. We were ready to get back on the road. This place needs some serious cleaning up and some TLC. The office staff was friendly and accommodating but the park is really run down.
We stayed overnight in a pull through site. The park is very pretty. Huge Oak trees everywhere and most of the sites have shade (not the pull through sites in the middle). It was a quick overnight so we didn't have the opportunity to use or see any of the facilities but initially, I would stay here again. The gentleman in the office was very nice, very helpful, and escorted us to our site. He also came by on his way home to give us some advice about dealing with mosquitoes. We met the lady across the street who was also very friendly. We learned from her that there are many permanent residents living in this park but all of the sites are very nice and very well cared for. The residents take a lot of pride in keeping their park clean, nice, and quiet.
I would have given this park at 10 except that our cabin could have been cleaner. The floors needed to be swept and mopped (it appeared that they hadn't been cleaned before we got there). Some of the dishes (that were in the cabin and assumed to be clean) were not clean. Other than that, the park was great. They have a splash pad for the kids (extra charge) and a lake with roped off swimming area. There are playgrounds, lots of trees, video games and pool tables in the office area. Just an overall great, family oriented place. We would come back here in our MH. We drove through the park. It's huge and lots of very lovely sites to choose from.
We spent one night in this park in a pull through site. I really liked the park. It was easy to find, had paved roads, and the sites were level with a lot of room between sites. There were a lot of trees, mostly around the perimeter. The park is off of a main/busy highway so there was some road noise when sitting outside, but we never heard it when we were inside. The sites have concrete patios with patio tables and chairs (not the standard wooden picnic tables). The park is very clean and well kept. They have done a really nice job with the landscaping to give it a "park" type atmosphere. They "had" a pool but it has been closed due to new ADA regulations. A pool is one of my top requirements for parks in the summertime. The staff was friendly and helpful, and we would definitely stay here again on our way through Shreveport.
We only spent one night on our way back to Dallas from Port A. We stayed in a pull through site next to the office and directly across from the swimming pool. The park was neat and clean, lots of shade, and had a lot of walking paths down close to the River. We had good Wi-Fi and television connections. When we first arrived the lady in the office wasn't overly friendly, but she lightened up after my husband went outside to get the license plate numbers and she and I were just visiting. She gave us a recommendation for a place to eat that was within walking distance since we didn't want to unhook our Jeep. We found the park to be quiet at night and we would stay here again. This is a combination Mobile Home Park and RV Park. The Mobile Homes are separated from the RV Park (up close to the main road/entrance). The park was easy to find and easy to get into. We had plenty of space between our site and the neighbors. The pull through site was gravel (I didn't notice what the others were) but the streets into and out of the park were paved and we had no problem getting our 40' MH into the park. The pull through site was long enough to accommodate our MH and our Jeep.
This park could be beautiful. It has an excellent view of Corpus Christi Bay but the park has not been well maintained. It's a little difficult to find and a little difficult to maneuver a large rig into the Bay sites. The spaces on the Bay are very tight but they have the best view of any of the other parks we've seen in that area. All of the sites are gravel, the roads are gravel and when it rains it's a muddy mess. There are many regular Winter Texans and we didn't find them to be particularly welcoming of new people. The Winter Texans plan activities (run by the guests) and they try to be inclusive, however, in order to find out about the activities you need to constantly check at the office. We made friends because we tried, but if we hadn't put forth they effort, the regulars would not have. The laundry facilities are clean and sufficient for the size of the park. We used the restrooms at the pool area and those were also clean. We did not use the shower facilities so I can't comment on those. The pool is nice and the water is heated and they have a nice hot tub. There is a meeting hall where the park activities take place and it's large and nicely appointed. We stayed for the month of December and then went back again for a 2 day stay in April to see some friends. We didn't notice the tall grass in December but in April we noticed that the grass around the sites was really tall. Our friends (who stayed from November - May) used their own weed eater to keep the grass cut around their site. The park is at the end of a "seedy looking" neighborhood. While we didn't have any trouble with security, our friends had their GPS stolen from their truck (the truck was unlocked). We heard from the neighbors that a lot of people lost stuff from their unlocked automobiles that same night. We may consider staying here again because of the view and close proximity to Corpus and the beach, but it would not be our first pick. The rate reflected is from our 2 day stay in April. The monthly rate paid in December was $19.
This is by far our favorite park. It's a little expensive, but well worth the money. All of the sites are owned and the owners (run by the Owner's Association) rent out the sites when the owners are not planing to use them. The streets are paved, all sites are concrete pads, with beautiful landscaping that varies by site. Plenty of room to park your vehicle at your site. The park is quiet, the office staff is wonderful, and everyone that we met during our stay (January - April) was friendly and welcoming. There is a wonderful pool and hot tub (both very clean and the pool is heated but it was still a little cool.) You can hear the ocean from your site and the beach is accessible via a boardwalk at the end of the property. Even though you are not right on the beach, you will get salt spray on your rig and vehicle. It's windy in Port A most everyday but the temperatures are mild. The laundry facilities are very clean, although small (2 washers and 2 dryers). The restrooms are immaculate, however there are only 2 and they are located inside the office area (which could be a bit awkward coming and going carrying your toiletries). We didn't use the shower facilities but they are very clean. Shopping isn't necessarily convenient anywhere on the Island but there is an IGA on the Island (about 6 miles from the park) that carries everything you need. We didn't find the prices to be extremely high if you factor in the gas and time it would take to travel into town to the nearest Wal-Mart that's about 17 miles. Our only issue is with what they charge for electricity. Our electric bill was around $150 in the winter time which is more than we've paid anywhere else. We have reservations for next winter and plan to return even with the high electric charges. By the time we left in April, we felt like this was "home" and plan to continue to return in the winter.
This park is a convenient stay when we visit our daughter in Aubrey. Shopping is convenient (convenience store on the corner, Super Wal-Mart about 3-4 miles away in Frisco). Our site was fairly level, although several are not. The staff is helpful and accommodating. The pool is nice and kept fairly clean although the furnishings at the pool need to be repaired and/or replaced. The park is quiet, the streets are paved, sites are gravel and have sufficient space between sites with enough room to park your vehicle at your site. Our biggest issue is that the management doesn't keep the grass mowed around the sites. They do a little better job of keeping the common areas mowed. The park is kid and pet friendly. Many long term residents but the sites are clean of debris. This park is a good value and we will plan to stay here regularly when visiting our daughter.