We've stayed at this park multiple times. This KOA has been better in the past, but was not very good this visit. When we arrived, they were doing some work on a water line. No one mentioned this to us until we hooked our utilities up and noticed the water coming out of our faucets was full of dirt and we got to flush both the water lines and then our trailer water lines. They have two dog parks. One dog park is hardly more than a 4' x 10' fenced area along a cliff that is very, very smelly. The other dog park is much larger and a picnic table and used to have a shade covering over the picnic area. This visit the shade covering was broken in multiple pieces and left along the fence. The park still works fine for playing ball with bigger dogs who need more room as long as you can keep them away from the debris. I'm not sure why, but the huge dumpster at the park was over flowing and the park wasn't half full. We were here 4 days and it was not emptied in the time we were here. It rained a significant amount while we were here. We took our growing puppy out to play in the puddles and had a great time with that despite the disgusted looks from the KOA staff. We were not sure what that was about, she was just playing in the water running in the creek and then back to our campsite / trailer. We have been here multiple times since August. We got mixed up on the check-out time by one hour (we thought it was noon and it was 11 a.m.) and were treated very rudely by KOA staff letting us know they were going to charge us another day if we didn't leave soon even though all of our utilities were unhooked, slide outs were in, truck was running hooked up to our trailer and I was loading dogs in the back door of the truck. It was our mistake, but it was very obvious we were leaving, we just mixed up the check-out time. I hope the management can get the park back to normal by summer time when we come back through.
We chose The Parkway RV Resort because the place we normally stay in Chico was full, but boy are we glad we found this place! This park is about 1/2 mile (west) from I-5. If you listen really close, you can hear the road noise, but you have to work at it. There aren't very many other units here with us, but all the units are in good shape. There are plenty of shade trees, but they could use some trimming to accommodate for taller units. We just happen to carry a tall ladder and tree trimmers with us, so we take care of our spots. Spots are gravel with grass around. It's not fancy, but it’s quiet. It seems to be safe. Park is easy in and out with easy access to I-5. There isn't a dog park, but there is plenty of grass to play in. There is a nice size pool, but I'm not sure if it is open yet. The gate is not locked, and the water is clear, but there is a sweeping device sitting in the bottom of the pool. We will come back to The Parkway RV Resort.
South Padre Island KOA is an ok RV park. The roads are paved, but spots are very large rock gravel. The sites were fairly level and were a little close together. In typical KOA fashion, rules are handed out at check in, but not enforced. Many kids running here and there and through our spot even with our big dogs outside with us. Kids out of control in the pool / spa area without any parental supervision. Animals tied out and left unattended. Several piles of dog poo not picked up by other campers. The campground has no means of security so people other than campers come and go as they please. There is a Pier 19 restaurant that shares the drive with the KOA. The dog park is on the other side of the sometimes busy road. I don't believe we'd stay here again.
Gulf Waters RV Resort is one of our favorite RV Resorts. The office staff are very nice and accommodating. The guides show you to your site and help you get backed in. The pool is heated to 85 degrees and spa to 95 degrees. Both the pool and the spa were sparkling clean and were enjoyable. The boardwalk down to the beach is wonderful and makes beach access so easy. Fellow campers are friendly and enjoy hosting dinners at their spots. Resort is very easy to access from the highway and easy to get in and out. We will definitely return to Gulf Waters.
We initially were only going to stay one night passing through Austin, but after checking into the park, decided to stay a few days more. The staff are super friendly. The sites are a little bit un-level, but manageable. The pool and spa are beautiful. The fellow campers are really nice. There are some permanent campers on one end of the park, but the sites were well kept. The dog park is the largest fenced play area we have ever enjoyed in all our travels! Our German Shepherds enjoyed frequent ball chasing frenzies in the fenced acre. The only downside to this park is it is about 15 miles off I-35. The roads and turns are fine even for a big rig, but it is a bit of a travel for a one night stay.
This is a nice park just off I-20. The park is all gravel, but spaces are plenty long and wide for big rigs. Other campers are nice and park is quiet. There is a nice, really big, un-fenced grass lot with the park you can play with your dog in. They were just finishing putting the fence around the pool when we stayed here. It will be really nice this summer.
This is a really nice park. Right now I-35 is under construction and makes getting to and from this park a little difficult, but it's do-able even with a big rig. There is a little highway noise, but it's hardly noticeable. Park hosts are super friendly and they serve a free breakfast every morning. Park hosts have a couple of Texas size dogs that have the run of things. The dogs seem to be harmless, but they made me very nervous when we took our large German Shepherds outside. Since we were only staying overnight it was easy to keep an eye out. We would stay here again.
This was our 2nd trip. This is basically an RV parking lot with utilities placed throughout; however, don't let that deter you for giving them a look. Their dog park is one of the best. They offer a free self serve dog wash, too. The pool and jacuzzi are very nice but a little bit crowded. There is not a lot of shade, but what can you expect from a parking lot. The location in Las Vegas is good and easy in and out off I-15.
Nice, relatively quiet park with a great view of the mountains, close to shopping and dining. Roads between rows is fine for driving, but a little difficult for maneuvering a big rig. Be prepared to swing wide. There are "No Pets" signs in the lush grassy areas and the dog parks are sand, dirt and gravel. Our pets are family members, you charge us $2 a day per pet, please be more respectful of them. There are sprinklers that water the grass in the mornings. While I understand this, it would be helpful if there was a way to warn the people in the dog park that the sprinklers were getting ready to soak the dog park area. In times when the park is not busy, it would be nice if the office personnel could stagger campers throughout the park a little better than packing big rigs right next to each other leaving other parts of the park empty.
We arrived on 10/27 around 4 p.m. unaware the park was having a HUGE Halloween celebration through-out the entire park. When we checked in, the office was without electricity. The office staff guessed at which site we would fit in and sent us on our way. We’ve stayed at many KOA campgrounds and traditionally, a KOA person will escort us to our site. We have a 41’ 5th wheel pulled by a Dodge Ram 3500, so we are by all means a “big-rig.” There were three KOA carts with KOA people at the bottom of the hill when we arrived and when we were pulling into the park. At no time did any KOA staff feel it necessary to alert us that the entire park was full with tons of excited children running around trick-or-treating, loose dogs, people, cars, Halloween decorations thick in every site as I have ever seen. We drove up the hill in our big rig to the chaos to a back-in spot that was far too small. It took us nearly 30 minutes to back into our spot all the while trying to dodge small rampant children, adults and again, loose dogs. While focusing on dodging the Halloween chaos and backing into our too small site, we missed the fact that there was a pine tree with one low branch; that ended up putting six tears down our brand new 5th wheel roof. We needed to be in this area for work or we would have pulled out the next morning at sunrise. Heck, hindsight is 20/20, if we would have not been in such shock from all the chaos, we would have pulled our unit right back out the gate and not stayed at all! We went down and talked to the office the next morning and they told us we should have read on the website events to find out about the Halloween events; forget the fact we received 3 emails from this office, encountered 5 KOA employees at check-in. Yes, 1,800 miles from home, of course, we should have checked the website events section! Other problems we had while at this spot were: 1) loose dogs! We were here from 10/27-11/4 and encountered loose dogs every day. We have 2 small dogs and put up panels to keep wandering loose dogs from getting very close to us or our dogs, and it’s a good thing with the loose Australian Shepherd, Rottweiler, French Bulldogs and one Jack Russell Terrier visiting our site without the owners even paying attention. We even saw a Rottweiler tied up to a tree during all the chaos. It was very large and not under control in the slightest, in fact, the owners were enjoying the Halloween festivities and not even at their campsite! I’m not opposed to dogs of any breed, but they should not be loose in a campground, period! 2) AT&T cellular signal in this park was nearly non-existent. 3) FLIES! I don’t know if it was because of all the outside cooking, food, candy during the Halloween festivities or what, but flies were abundant! It rained one day, which I would figure would help wash whatever it was attracting the flies away, but it didn’t. This park does have 6 or 7 pull through premium sites that are the only actual sites for big-rigs. We just arrived at exactly the wrong time without any warning and now get to replace the roof on our 2012 5th wheel, which is why I would not recommend this park to anyone ever. Outside of crazy busy weekends, this isn’t a bad park if either the KOA would enforce their loose dog rules or you go in understanding to watch for loose dogs.
This park was nice for the first part of the visit, pretty empty in fact. The park started filling up towards Veterans Day which brought campers who did not keep their animals properly contained (loose, long tie-outs that allowed animals to come out into the road at children and other animals passing by) and it became apparent to us how close the campsites were as our neighbor campers built a fire in the fire ring just below our bedroom slide out, which was way too close. In addition, the day we were leaving, my husband went to unhook our utilities when our neighbors had tied their dogs out so close to our unit their dogs came aggressively at him as he went to unhook and he was obviously standing on our camp spot pad, not in their camp site.
This has been, by far, our favorite park to be in this month! The view here is beautiful! We stayed here a week and a half. It is quiet, safe, and beautiful! Nice grocery store just down the street. The grounds are beautiful, the ocean is beautiful, and you can watch dolphins from your camp spot! We will definitely come back.
The park is quiet, sites are not level, almost humped with gravel and there are TONS of stickers so beware when taking your dogs out. Remember to wear your bracelet to the pool or they'll kick you out of the pool. Curbside trash pickup is nice.
We arrived late, our info was at the office door. Park was quiet, love the RV car wash being on site. We needed to leave a little after check-out, which they accommodated. This is the 2nd time we've stayed a DD and will be back.