"Gem in the rough?" I'll agree with the "rough" part. We called to ask about availability for our RV, and the lady in charge couldn't remember the length of our motorhome (from the conversation that morning!). And while it was nice to have the Passport America rate for our whole stay (and we joined at the time of our visit), she seemed a little too eager to get her hands on her share of the commission. Would accept only cash for membership, no check or credit card. And as for Big Rig friendly: our RV is only 35' but the one single place she fit us was so un-level that we had our tires on blocks and the jacks extended fully, and we still weren't level. The W/S/E hookups were on the wrong side of the site, the showers were $.25 for 9 minutes, and the coin slot was outside the shower. On the good side, it was very quiet. But we'd find somewhere else to stay next time.
Don't let the construction on Hart Street discourage you. Call ahead of time and the owner will hop into his golf cart and meet you out at the highway and show you in. The flags were also tremendously helpful. This is a great little park with terrific owners and workampers, and a little gift shop that will help you do all your Christmas shopping way before Christmas. The showers are clean, although the shower heads in the ladies' bathroom are a little outdated and the spray can be painful on your body. But the hot water is endless, and that's a delight. We've stayed here many times, and will stay here again.
All in all, this was a nice place. Highly recommend calling and speaking with a live person and getting specific directions to the park rather than taking your chances and just driving to it, as it IS difficult to find and there are scads of one-way streets just to keep you cussing. The showers ran out of hot water, though. Some city noise, but not too much of it. Not a lot of trees, but good level sites. We were here for two nights and it was fine.
We stumbled onto this park because we were aiming for Passport America campground Timber Ridge (which is in the same complex) but no one answered the phone. Matter of fact, the phone recording didn't even identify the number as that of a business, but we drove on into the place anyway. And what pleasant people! This is a pretty place, and while we did not avail ourselves of their amenities (at an extra $4pp), we were impressed with the staff's friendliness and willingness to help us find a spot. The staff allowed as how Horseshoe Trails is applying for PA membership, but don't have it yet. Apparently we weren't the first campers to encounter difficulty with Timber Ridge. We would stay here again in a heartbeat, at a discounted rate.
Rather spendy, but that seems to be the trend in this tourist city. The sites were fairly roomy, the highway noise was fairly muted, and the showers were more than fairly in need of new shower heads. The campground is reasonable close to almost everything, which was nice. Not all sites are shaded, so if you visit in the warmer months, be sure to keep this in mind. We'd probably stay here again and get a back-in site.
All in all, this was a nice park. Our chief complaints were that the wash house near our site had neither heat nor hot water (the daytime temps were in the 50s, cold enough to make a person forget what they went into the wash house for in the first place). In addition, a camper in a much site at the other end of the lake had his music turned up so loud that it sounded like it was next door...and it was like that for most of the day. On the plus side, there were no city lights, no traffic noises, and each site seemed to have a good view of the lake. We had a pull-thru site, but would opt for the back-ins next time as they are shaded by trees and more directly on the lake.
This is a fantastic place, if a person can handle the almost constant 30mph wind. The views are spectacular, the hiking is anywhere from easy to challenging, and the sites for equestrian camping are first-rate (although w/o electricity). The staff is the best you'll find anywhere: friendly, informative, helpful, and full of that West Texas personality. The restrooms were spotless, warm, and the hot water inexhaustible. The only negative (besides that cussed wind) were the bees and yellow jackets that came out when it warmed up and the wind died down. This park is maybe even prettier than Palo Duro, and doesn't have the crowds. If you're a Bob Wills fan, Turkey is about 10 miles away. Lubbock and Amarillo are approx. 2 hours away, but close enough for day-tripping to sights...and Caprock is a welcome refuge from city traffic. We've stayed here before, and will stay here again. And again!