Find another place to park your RV in the Keys with hookups that's not a slum for $40/night other than a state park. You can't. Curry Hammock is awesome. The park is small, quiet, & clean. The staff even rake the gravel at every site. The park has a nice beach, but lousy swimming even at high tide. You can drive 15 miles down to Bahia Honda and pay $10 to swim/snorkel off what is probably the best beaches in the Keys. Still cheaper and better than anywhere else. No TV service, but we had 4 bars of 3G on Verizon at Curry Hammock, only 1 bar of 1X at Bahia Honda. My only complaint about Curry Hammock is my complaint about all Florida State Parks...the Reserveamerica.com reservations system is awful. We booked the days we wanted but were going to have to shuffle sites 3 times. The park staff was able to move us into a site where we only had to shuffle once. We noticed on RA.com the park was booked for the weekend we were there, but there were several open sites. Book the days you want even if it's on multiple sites and hope there are openings where you don't have to move when you arrive.
While visiting Disney Fort Wilderness is a great, and pretty much the only place to stay in an RV, it is expensive, but you get the advantages of staying in a Disney Resort. You can charge things to your "room", have souvenirs shipped to the resort gift shop, and utilize all the free Disney transportation. You can take a bus from the front of the resort to any theme park or take a boat from the back either directly to the Magic Kingdom or to the Contemporary Resort where you can catch a monorail. Buses run through the park, but you can easily walk or bike to the transportation hubs. As far as an RV park, Fort Wilderness is wonderful. All the sites are long, level, and have full hookups including cable. Wifi is only available near the market or the front office, but we had plenty of Verizon & AT&T service throughout the park. I only have two complaints: 1. They need another pool. There is one small pool by the cabins and one large pool in the center of the park. Both were always packed 2. The golf carts, both rented and brought in are a menace. Although I saw a few "Fort Rangers" patrolling on golf carts beware of the four wheeled carts both on and off road. We'd stay here again.
Be aware that Rainbow Springs State Park is really 3 different parks: The campground, the tube "entrance" (which is really the exit on the river), and the headsprings. The campground is your typical state park accommodations although the sites have sewer hookups and there are 3 laundry facilities in the park. The pool was out of service and doesn't look as if it's been running in a while, however it's a short walk down to the river. You can pay $11/person for a tube & tram or if you bring a bike you can park your car at the tube entrance and ride the easy 1.5 miles back to the park, put in at the campground, and float down to your car. You MUST drive a few miles around to the headsprings, but your camping permit gives you admission to all the parts of the park. Once again my only complaint about this park is the same for all Florida State Parks in that Reserveamerica.com makes it extremely difficult to get a site for consecutive nights, but you can hope for a cancellation and not have to shuffle. I also didn't like that the Tube Entrance part of the park closes at 3:30pm even if you're camping, so if you plan on using your own tubes you still have to have your car there early. We'd stay here again though.
Beautiful park right off I-10. Sites were typical for any state park. We were lucky and were there when water was actually falling, but the park is beautiful anytime. Trails go directly from the camping loop to a small swimming lake. It didn't look that appealing. Can't beat the price and location.
We stayed here a week while visiting family in Johnstown and Rocky Mountain NP. You can't beat the location of Loveland RV. They are right in about 1 mile west of 25 on 34. We think that for a private RV park Loveland RV was very clean. There were plenty of full timers (which you will find in ANY private RV park) but nothing looked trashy. There are very nice playground facilities in the center of the park. It appears this is an old KOA. The sites were gravel but level. While we were there we saw a maintenance man grading some sites. We would absolutely stay here again. Our only complaint is that their rate listed on the internet was different from what we were charged. We figured out that what we saw was last year's rate. It's 2011 and you have a nice website...update it. Our rate reflects a Good Sam discount. We thought that was a bit steep for the off-season, but you can't beat a clean park in a good location. The park has no cable TV but we had 51 channels off the air. We didn't use the free park Wi-Fi because we had 4 bars of Verizon 3G.
We're back again at RRV. This is by far the cleanest RV park we've ever stayed in (and we've stayed in a few) with the easiest pull in and hook-ups. According to our New Braunfels cab driver RRV is the most family friendly park in the area and we agree. Location wise: it rocks. You can get a cab from the park to pretty much anywhere in town or Gruene for less than $15 and Corner Tubes will pick you up at the park for about that much. You can float either the Comal or the Guadalupe all the way back to the park. You just have to portage around a small dam. We usually float the Comal back to the park. It adds about an hour to your trip.
This park should be full to capacity all the time!! We were staying at another park in Carlsbad. While leaving the caverns we drove through here to check it out. It is literally right outside the gates of the park. Ed flagged us down and encouraged us to stay. Now what Ed officially does at the park I'm not sure. He quoted us $30/night but when we checked in the gentleman there told us Ed shouldn't have done that, but he gave us that rate (which he said was the discount/Good Sam rate) anyway. $33 otherwise. Ed helped us and everyone else when we pulled in and sure was a good park host! All sites have full hookups (no cable and no TV signal) but most are 50amp. They do have converters for sale/rent. All the sites are pull through. Don't be fooled by the cinder block bath houses. We stayed here in 3/11 and it looks as if the interiors are brand new. They have some of the nicest showers and bathrooms I've seen at an RV park. There is strong Wi-Fi in the park, and we had 4 bars of Verizon 3G while there. You can see El Capitan and Guadalupe Peak from the park (cant do that in Carlsbad) and I jogged into Carlsbad Canyons NP while we were here. Bottom Line: You can't get an RV park with hookups any closer to Carlsbad Canyons or Guadalupe Mountains National Park. We didn't initially come here because we weren't sure they were in business. They are, and it's great!
It's tough to review this park because although I have nothing bad to say about it, we really didn't like it. We chose to stay here because Brantley State Park seemed too far away from the caverns for us. The staff here are friendly, the park is clean and well kept, all the utilities work well, and the rate was decent. The only thing that really bothered me was that this park has about 4 different types of sites/rates. We stayed in an "economy" site which was very tight even without neighbors due to the trees. I hate saying that too because the trees are nice and since this is technically the desert the owners must spend quite a bit to water them. It appears however that this used to be an old KOA and rows A & B were made into economy sites by taking one old site, adding a hookup, and putting two trailers in it back to back. I have never stayed in a KOA, but I think I understand now why they charge so much: If you want to be a family friendly destination type park you have to refuse permanent residents (which pay the bills). If you try to be family friendly, but also allow a significant number of permanent residents you become neither a permanent or family park no matter how hard you try. We ended up leaving a day early just because Carlsbad RV wasn't really what we were looking for. However, everything was kept up, they had a neat game room, the indoor pool was clean, and if it were a busy holiday weekend and the park was full of families it probably wouldn't be a bad place to stay.
You can stay at the KOA for $40/night right next to I-10, or you can drive about 5mi and stay here in a beautiful place with wild turkey and deer for $17. We've visited many TX state parks and as far as trailer sites this is one of the nicest. If you are looking, this park as a destination keep in mind that most of it, including almost all river access, is closed (and I mean closed to everyone on foot, bike, car, or horse) from Oct-Apr for the turkey roost.
Let me preface my review with a few things. First, keep in mind there is nothing in this area except for Big Bend National Park (BBNP) & Big Bend Ranch State Park (BBRSP). Terlingua has a population of 260, is 100 miles from Alpine and that's not much of a city either. Terlingua is the PERFECT place to stay if you're visiting the area. There are several restaurants, stores, gas stations, etc. Plus it's 3 miles from the entrance to BBNP and about 15ish from BBRSP. We really thought Big Bend Motor Inn was a good park, more like a complex. It is an RV park w/ cabins, hotel, store, cafe, gas station, horse stables, you name it. It was easy to check in with the hotel front desk. We were allowed to choose any open site and most appeared to be pull throughs. Yes they are dirt, but everything is in Terlingua and at least it's level dirt! What set this park apart from the rest is that it has cable TV and Wi-Fi. Based on previous reviews we didn't expect the cable TV to work, and it didn't when we arrived. Maintenance repaired it and explained they use signal amplifiers and the breakers for them frequently fault. On our last night the cable TV was out again. I notified the front desk clerk. He said maintenance would be in till the morning and told us he would give us 10% off since the cable was out for half our stay. I thought that was perfectly reasonable. We also expected to walk to the cafe for Wi-Fi. We picked a site as close as we could get to the cafe and had plenty of signal in our rig. We didn't use the showers, but I notice they do charge $2 for 6 minutes. That might seem rough, but we noticed you were charged for showers everywhere, even in the national park. Water is tough to come by in this area and I can understand why. Anywhere else this park would be just ok, but full hookups, with cable TV and Wi-Fi for $27/night in Terlingua makes it pretty darn good!
We stopped here overnight. We were looking for a place on I-40 and close to the Big Texan. You can't beat the location of Amarillo Ranch. It's down the street from the steakhouse (which will pick you up and drop you off for free), easy on/off I-40, across the street from a water park, and set back enough from the highway that there's not a ton of noise. The price was right for full hookups with cable TV. The pool was indoors and clean as were the bathrooms and showers. I think it's important though, that a park shouldn't advertise amenities is no longer has. While we were here we couldn't find a sauna/steam room and the hot tub was closed. That was a bummer after 10 hours on the road. The pool closes at 8pm and the only Wi-Fi is at the office although we had plenty of Verizon service at our site. Some sites are grass, some gravel. All were plenty long and level. This park appears to be about 2/3rds full timers though and I was a bit concerned that we had to sign a liability waiver as well as a "we'll kick you out in a heartbeat if you break the rules" waiver when checking in for a 1 night stay. We'd stay here again, but not without looking around a bit first.
I love this park. We chose Eagle based solely on the reviews from this site. Yes, the sites are tight, but do-able. Everything in the park is immaculate. This park provides that family campground feel, that so many others try to. The owners are friendly and helpful. I'm not sure when we'll be back to Thermopolis, but I already know where we'll stay. This is absolutely a "family" park!!!
You can't beat the location of this park smack between Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City. The park is very clean and the staff are friendly. We didn't even need to exit our rig to check in and someone assisted us to our site. Two pools, one adults only were well kept. The park also has a nice play ground and game room. The roads are TIGHT and in several sites there is almost no where to park a vehicle. However $42 (+$3 extra a night for an additional "adult" 7 year) was the cheapest site they have and for that much money I was un-happy with a few things: The park has a tent area but they let people set up tents in RV sites. The free Wi-Fi was very slow or did not work. I used my air card most of the time. As I said there is very little parking at some sites and no overflow parking that I saw. We'd stay here again but not without looking around first.
I'm giving this park a 10 because I simply can't think of anything they could have done better. We were just passing through on our way to Wyoming and were looking for an overnight spot. Corral was perfect. Great rate for full hookups. The overnight sites were pull through and long enough to stay hooked up. Cable TV was $1 extra a night, but what impressed me most was the park provided the co-ax. Free Wi-Fi that was strong and fast. The park was immaculate. Great clean play area for our kiddo to burn off her energy. We would definitely stay here again.
We've stayed at Oakwood twice now. I would recommend the park and would probably stay here again, but only if the other RV park in town (Fredericksburg RV is full). I hate to say that. Oakwood has a great pool and lots of space, but the sites are very close together. Honestly there are 3 parks in Fredericksburg, they are all pretty good and it's just personal preference. This is a decent park!
We will be returning to Surfside for our 4th year this year. We love it. They are 2 blocks from the beach. The pool and restrooms are kept incredibly clean and the management is super doper friendly. Most RV parks are about the same, but the management of Surfside, (Mr Rhea), truly make this park special.
"Lady, you wanna go to Sea World or what?" - Manager Admiralty RV. I really don't know how to review this park. We really enjoyed ourselves. However one impression will stick with us, and I don't know if I would recommend this park to others, or stay here again. The park is very nice. Everything is super clean, including the bathrooms and heated huge pool. Most of the sites are pull through, although we stayed in a back in. I've read some folks thought the sites were too small. Honestly they are narrow. If you have a large trailer with large slides you may have to choose between a picnic table or your slides. Other than that the sites are wonderful. Just based on the park facilities, I loved it. Admiralty is in a great, great, great location to Sea World. You can see and hear it from the park. You can also walk a block an catch the VIA city bus to downtown. You could even walk to Sea World if you wanted, although it's a bit more than a mile. We stayed at this park (as it appeared most do for it's proximity to Sea World and it's "courtesy shuttle"). Ok, here is what I didn't like. You have to sign up for the shuttle. Everything says that it only runs if someone is signed up. It leaves the park on the hour, and leaves Sea World 15 min past the hour. We planned to leave for Sea World when it opened, return for a late lunch, and then go back to Sea World till it closed. We signed up when we checked in the day before (many other families had signed up for the same). When the shuttle came to pick us up the next day we met the manager. He told us that he was the park manager, the shuttle was only a courtesy the park provided not a service and He would drop us off once, and pick us up once. When my wife, and several others protested, He told my wife, "Lady, are you going to Sea World or what?" Honestly, after talking to a co-manager, everything was corrected. We got to Sea World and back as planned. The night driver was awesome! I loved the family atmosphere of the park, but the way my wife was spoken to, really disturbed me. It's a great park, and other than that manager, everyone else was super friendly.