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01/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
I have to agree with the other reviews of the Bayou Segnette State Park, it is a solid "9". A fantastic place to camp if you are visiting New Orleans! It is clean, quiet, beautiful and convenient. It took us less than 20 minutes to get into the city, and you have the choice of the two bridges if you're trying to avoid traffic. We were there during Mardi Gras and the SuperBowl, so traffic was at it's peak, but we never had a problem. If you really want to avoid the roads, the ferry is nearby and free. The sites themselves were large, well equipped with 50 amp, firepit, picnic table. My only complaint was one of them was not entirely level, but with a block it wasn't a big deal. I say "one of them" because in the 10 days we were here, we had to move to 3 different sites. It seems that it is easier for us to pack-up and move a 34,000 pound camper over one site, than it is for the office to rearrange allocations in their computer. This was inconvenient and a little annoying, but the convenience, the free Wi-Fi, free laundry, etc., more than made up for it. Tip: If you are coming here for Mardi Gras, there are great parades to be seen just near the campground. We tailgated in the parking lot near the Walgreen's/Academy in Gretna, Louisiana, at Stumpf and WestBank Expressway. This was an amazing place to watch the floats and bands, and it is only 10 minutes from the campground. I would definitely recommend this park to anyone visiting New Orleans.
01/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
If you are visiting the Phoenix area, and don't want to stay in basically a parking lot right in town, then this is a fantastic place to stay. It is located just 15-20 minutes from town (Scottsdale), and there is the cute town of Fountain Springs nearby for nice restaurants and quick shopping if you need to. The park is extremely well kept, clean with lots of great trails and playgrounds. You really feel like you are camping out in the Sonoran desert, and the ridge of hills between the park and the city give the impression that you're hundreds of miles out. The pull-through sites are basically just parallel parking on the side of the internal park roads, but the back-in sites are quite long, so you can pull right in and have some space. The sites are very well spaced apart, though you're in the desert so there's no trees between them of course. The entire park is on a first-come-first served basis, with no reservations. When we were here (just after New Year's) there was no problem getting a site. There are multiple bathrooms, which are basic but clean.
01/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
If you are driving from somewhere like the Carlsbad Caverns, to Dallas, and you have to stop for the night in Big Spring: this is the best of the three campgrounds available here. Trust me, that doesn't say much. We passed by the other two, and I really don't think you want to stay there. We arrived in the evening. They left a late-check-in package for us, but not the combinations for the bathroom / showers, so we had to go without them until the office opened in the morning. When they did open, they were fairly clean and heated which was appreciated given the very cold weather. In the morning we were treated to a pancake breakfast in the office, which was very nice. The owner and staff took an interest in our trip and I thought everything was going quite well. Then at 11:15am, when I was finishing filling my water tank and closing up, the owner came around in his cart and told me it was time to "move on". He said that they had already "done quite a lot for us, more than any of the other campgrounds around here would" and that if I had bothered to read his rules, I'd know that check-out was at 11am. Now, first of all, the campground was only 1/2 full, if that. Secondly, I was obviously packing up, and it was only 15 minutes past 11. We had told them that we found them through RVparkreviews so he had to guess that I would write a review about them, why would you be so rude to a customer? The pancakes were nice, but the rest of the park was truly nothing special. Gravel sites, 10 feet from each other, with one tree between them. Better than a parking lot, but believe me: if you can, keep driving.
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