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08/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very picturesque area. This is one of the nicest membership parks we've stayed at. Very convenient to Niagara Falls. Staff is friendly. Roads are well groomed gravel as are the parking pads. The power is 30 amp throughout the park and it's steady. Water pressure is fine. Only a very few sites have sewer and those are reserved (with a waiting list) for members, but there are at least 3 dump stations that I've seen so far and they are easily accessible. They also have a pumping service that comes around 3x a week during peak season (2x/week in off season) for $7.00 a pop. Antennae TV reception is good. They have free Wi-Fi at the park but it is really slow. Maybe just too many people using it when we tried. We're using our air card and it's working just fine. Cell signal is good. We have AT&T. We are in what I would call the front section of the park. We have a 41' class A, and this section is quite open and has plenty of room for us. Large sites with lots of space (grass) between us and the next neighbor.. The back section has a lot more trees than the front section, but still looks like it wouldn't be too much trouble maneuvering around there even with a larger rig. Sites are a little closer together but most still are quite adequately spaced. The potential problem I see with the back section is that to reach it, you have to pass through a somewhat narrow lane lined with trees that are in need of trimming. For bigger rigs like ours, we would have been brushing branches especially on the roof and quite possibly would come away with a few new scratches. We are staying under our ROD membership so our actual rate is $0 per night. We would definitely stay here again.
08/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
We wanted to love this park. And when we drove in and saw the spectacular views, we fully expected to love this park. But we encountered a few too many negatives for me to give this park a great rating. We reserved an oceanfront site which costs an additional $10 per night over their already expensive rate. When we checked in, we found out our site was a back in which would have been fabulous for a trailer or 5th wheel with a large rear window, but for us in a motorhome it meant we had no real view of the water from inside the coach. The site was not very level, but we managed with our jacks. I had gotten the impression from their website that all sites had 50 & 30 amp available: Wrong! There are only about five 50 amp sites in the entire park and these are the pull-through sites at the top of the hill, farthest away from the water. The rest of the park is 30 amp. So I was pretty disappointed to find we were paying almost $60 a night for a site with no ocean view from inside the motorhome and only 30 amp service. I tried to express my disappointment to the owner and tried suggesting that perhaps these were issues which should be mentioned to the customer when a reservation is being made. He was much more interested in telling me why I was wrong to have expected anything different, than in listening to what I had to say. There is no sewer at any of the sites but that I did know before we got there and they offer a free pumping service 2x a week to anyone staying one week or more. I don't know what the cost is for shorter stays. The dump station seemed easily accessible in it's location behind the office. Even with that rough start, we did find positive things about the park. While sitting outside our motorhome we had a fabulous view of the ocean and the private beach was only a short walk away. The grounds of the park are nicely landscaped and well kept. The staff/work campers were very friendly and helpful. They have free Wi-Fi and the signal was good. The cable TV had a good selection of channels. Our cell signal (with AT&T) was fine. Most sites looked like they would easily accommodate our 41' motorhome, but a few would present leveling challenges particularly for larger rigs. The roads are well groomed dirt/gravel as are the parking pads, but most sites had nice grass areas next to the parking pad. Just when we were starting to feel better about the place, we started having problems with our electricity. The power kept dropping to a too-low amperage/voltage and our surge guard was repeatedly cutting us off. This is actually the first park we've ever stayed at in two years of full time RVing where we've had that much of a problem. Even when we had nothing running in our coach: no AC, with water heater and fridge on LP, our power would drop and cause the surge guard to kick in. This was very annoying since temperatures were well into the 80s and even low 90s ! When we brought this to the attention of management, attempts were made to resolve the problem, but all “fixes” were unsuccessful. So, as gorgeous as the setting is, I just can't bring myself to rate this park any higher than a 6. If we hadn't had the electric problems, I would have gone for a 7 and would have been willing to return. But the power issues were sort-of the last straw. We probably won't ever go back.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a membership park that is part of the AOR, ROD and RPI networks. $8/night reflects our rate under RPI. We only stayed at this park overnight but our overall impression was positive. The roads and parking areas are dirt/gravel and in good shape. Some roads were a little narrow but we had no real problems navigating the roads we encountered on the way to our site in our 41' motorhome. The sites are quite large (many would easily accommodate a 45' rig) with lots of grass. A lovely setting. Some full hookups: all 30 amp and the power was steady. The water pressure was good. The water and power hookups at some sites were located quite far away and would require long hoses and extension cords. The one dump station I saw is located in a somewhat awkward spot. They need to do some tree trimming here and there, including at the site we were assigned. But when we brought the tree problem to the attention of the folks at the check in booth, they were very responsive. There was a crew at our site ready to trim branches before we even got back to the motorhome! Antennae TV reception was good. AT&T cell signal was weak and our aircard was extremely slow.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here under our ROD membership, so nightly rate was actually $0. Name of campground is now Catskill Adventure Resort. Most sites seem to be occupied by long term/seasonal guests, but there were still an adequate number of short term sites available. As others stated, follow directions on website, don't use GPS, particularly if you drive a big rig. Lots of pluses to this campground. Lovely area. Some paved roads, rest are good gravel, roads easy to navigate in our 41' motorhome, very large sites with both wooded and open sites available. Nice pool area, friendly campers, very accommodating and responsive owner, ready to grant any reasonable request to make your stay more enjoyable. Quick to address concerns, such as a tree that was bent low over one of the roads. We mentioned it to him one afternoon and the tree was cut down by the next morning. On the down side, antennae TV reception is almost non-existent, at least at the wooded site we stayed in. Most sites available for short term stays are only 30 amp, but power was very reliable. Cell phone reception was iffy though aircard worked pretty well. Nothing much of interest to us to do or see nearby. If you are looking for a friendly relaxing campground for a week or weekend to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this is perfect. If you are looking for a base to explore more of New York, maybe not quite so good.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate reflects cost under AOR membership for 30 amp/water site, no sewer. As stated by previous reviewers, full hookup/50 amp sites are reserved for members only but we were informed of that by AOR when we made our reservation so it was not a surprise. Unlike the two prior reviewers, we found this park to be very pleasant and we can see evidence that improvements are still being made. Roads are packed gravel and at least in the areas we encountered along the way to our site, in good shape and easily navigable with our 41' motorhome. Sites are gravel parking areas with grass between. While our site was not perfectly level, we had no trouble getting level using our jacks. Not all sites are the same size, but there are many, including ours, that had plenty of room for our motorhome, slides, awning and tow car. While walking our dogs around the park I didn't notice any sites that seemed terribly out of level although yes, most are not perfectly flat. We had no problems with power or water. Good cell phone and air card reception. Antennae TV reception is only OK. Nice lodge and pool area. Friendly staff and campers. We would stay here again.
06/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Just staying overnight on our way to Virginia. As previous reviewer states, this is a no frills park, but our overall impression of the park is very positive. Roads are dirt/gravel but in good shape. Sites are large, dirt/grass. with small cement patios. Grass is recently mowed. Park is neat and clean and feels safe. We paid $17.50/night under Passport America for full hookup site with 50 amp and free WiFi. We would definitely stay here again if our travels bring us this way.
04/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate reflects Resort Parks International rate for 50 amp. Public rate is $33 but they do accept several discount clubs including Passport America. This is a heavily wooded park with mostly paved roads but grass/dirt sites. Paved roads are narrow, but there is room at the "corners" to make turns even in our 41' motorhome with the toad still hooked up. Most are long pull though sites with adequate space between neighbors. Bathrooms showers are residential style and very clean. WiFi was a little slow and signal was not always very strong, but it's free so nothing to complain about. Our cell phone worked fine. The laundry only has 3 washers and 3 dryers and one washer was out of order. It seems like they are still developing parts of the park. Nothing is torn up or actively being worked on, but sites along and near the lake front appear to have water only, no electric or sewer. The only real negative to this park for us is the location. It is about 20 miles to the nearest town of any size, about 25 miles to the gulf beach area. But for a nice quite place to spend a week or so doing not much of anything, it fits the bill.
04/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
I agree with a previous reviewer that this is not a luxury resort, but it is a nice enough RV park. Clean, feels safe, has paved roads and concrete parking pads. Easy to maneuver our 41' motorhome around park and into site. Many sites are quite long (50'+) and most are probably about 25' to 30' wide. Exact size varies greatly depending where you are in the park. Concrete parking pad is just wide enough for motorhome/trailer but has added concrete patio space at the rear. Depending on the size of your rig and where your door is, you may be stepping out onto sand. The biggest plus to this park is it's location. We were at the very back end of the park and I'd guess our walk to the nearest public beach was still less than one mile. Walking distance (within a couple of miles) to some shopping and restaurants. Sign at entrance to park is small and easy to miss. Entrance is on east side of Hwy 59 and just south of the Pizza Hut. We would stay here again.
04/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here over Easter weekend which is why our rate was so high - $52/night for water and elec (30 amp) only. I think the normal rate is $30 to $40 depending on if you get full or partial hookups, 50 or 30 amp, etc. And this is a Passport America park. Roads are dirt/gravel. Lots of trees. There are a couple of tight spots but we were able to maneuver our 41' motorhome around without too much trouble. Sites are dirt/grass. Most sites are large enough for big rigs, but not all sites are suitable for them. The one we were assigned has a huge tree right in the middle of it. We talked to the staff and they said no one was coming into the site next to us, so it was fine that we were basically taking up two sites. They were very accommodating. Wi-Fi is available, but for a $5/day fee. Our aircard worked fine though. This is definitely a family oriented campground. It would be great for families with young kids. There is a lot for the kids to do and they seem to be having a great time. There are also people, young and old, "cruising" the roads of the campground all day and well after dark in their golf carts. Lots of golf carts. Pretty noisy in the evenings, but the majority of campers do seem to respect the 10:00 quiet-time and things settle down around then. Overall, I think families would enjoy this campground, but it's really not our cup of tea.
04/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a lovely park set among tall pines with a lake and a couple of small ponds on the property. Fishing is allowed without a license. Roads and sites are gravel. Roads were easy to navigate with our 41' motorhome and we had no problems backing into our site. There is some grass between most sites and lots of grassy areas throughout the park. Staff is very friendly and helpful. We checked at the office for restaurant suggestions and they had a notebook full of menus from restaurants in the area. Park is only a few miles from Covington which has all the stores and services needed in daily life and is about an hour north of New Orleans. Last few miles of roads getting to park gets pretty narrow but wasn't a big problem. Rate reflects ROD price for 50 amp service.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We only stayed overnight but our impression of this park was very positive. Paved roads and parking pads. Sites are just a little closer together than we would like, but not too bad. Plenty long enough for our 41' motorhome plus tow car. Very easy access off of I-10 but not much traffic noise. Complimentary continental breakfast served each morning was very nice. Rate reflects Passport America discount which I think is only available for the first two nights. We would stay here again.
03/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We chose this park because we came to the area to visit friends and this was reasonably close to them. But turns out we really enjoyed this park and would happily stay there again. It is not particularly fancy, but is well cared for and has a peaceful, relaxing feel. The staff is very friendly and efficient. Bathrooms and laundry were spotless. Roads and sites are gravel with some grass between and other grassy areas within the park. Most sites are easily long enough for our 41' motorhome and tow car with room to spare. Wide enough for slides on both sides plus the awning and a bit more besides. No cable but major networks came in fine with antenna. Easy access off of I-10. Less than 1 mile away from interstate but road noise was pretty much non-existent. Sites are easy to get in and out of. Free WiFi which worked fine at the site we occupied. Luling has a lot of oil pumps and our friends warned us many areas in Luling have a strong smell. But this was not a problem at the RV park. There was a slight odor early in the morning on a couple of days, but it dissipated quickly. The location is ideal for exploring Austin and San Antonio, both of which are only about an hour away from Luling. Luling is also home to the City Market BBQ which many people say is the best BBQ in Texas. Rate reflects Passport America discount which we were given for the entire length of our 17 day stay. I believe monthly rate is only $250.
03/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
We loved this park. Easy access off of I-10, but don't believe your GPS if it tells you to turn south at the exit. The park is just north of the highway. Paved roads with concrete parking pads for the RV, concrete patio, additional gravel area to park the tow car. Some grass at site. Sites are large and angled for ease of parking. We had no problems maneuvering our 41' motorhome around the park. Very friendly staff and guests. Nice adults only section that included a pool and workout room. Looking forward to the chance to stay here again.
03/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects ROD price for 50 amp. Hidden Valley is an appropriate name for this park as it is at the end of 7 miles of a well maintained gravel road - very much in the middle of nowhere. But it is worth the trip. What a lovely, peaceful place. Very helpful and friendly staff. We were only able to stay one night but we are looking forward to a chance to return and stay longer. I'm not sure this would be my first choice if I had a lot of exploring planned or if I needed to be in Deming every day. It's a long dusty ride from the campground to "town". But if I had a week or so to just relax this would be near the top of my list.
03/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
A convenient location just off of I-10. It is easy to get in and out. Office staff were friendly and helpful. Sites were big enough for our 41' motor home with room to park the tow car. It is easy to get into the sites. Sites are wide enough to put out slides on each side with a little room left over, but not a lot. The campground is gravel and dirt - or mud when wet. It is not much more than a parking lot with hookups. But it was quiet and felt safe. It is perfectly adequate for an overnight stay when passing through the area. I'd even consider staying there as a base if I had some other reason to be in Fort Stockton. But this is not a destination park by any means.
06/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed at this park for a few nights when we were just passing through Yakima in 2007. We liked it so much, we made a point of coming back for 2 weeks this year. There are large pull-through sites, the staff is friendly, and the facilities are clean. It's right next to a golf course. What more could you want? There are a lot of long term residents, but they keep their sites clean and neat. There is no "run down" feeling like you get with some parks that have a high percentage of permanent residents. We never saw any dogs running loose and we did have free WiFi both times we stayed there. There is no pool, game room, club house, or anything like that in this park. But if you're just looking for a clean, quiet, friendly place to stay while exploring the Yakima area, this is it.
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