We have stayed here several times and will return when in the DeRidder area in the future. I think the manager runs a fine park. He keeps it clean and the grass mowed. There are a lot of long term trailers here, but no junk. I would give this park a 10 except that a lot of the sites do not have patios. I don't mind parking on grass, I dislike tracking it into the RV.(just a pet peeve of mine) The Wi-Fi is strong and works very well. Everyone we met was friendly and helpful. I think you will be impressed if you stop here while in DeRidder.
This is an old KOA that was bought by the present owners 12 years ago. It is my guess that they have done nothing to the park in that time, but suck the money out of it. Though it could be nice, it isn't. There are many old trailers that have been there for many years and have piles of junk around them. The spaces are of the type seen in KOA's in the past when trailers didn't have slides and a big trailer was 22'. They are small and VERY close together. We were planning on staying longer when we found this park online; after pulling in we knew that this park was only a stop over for us. The owner was nice and helpful; it's just that the park was depressing. I will say that the Wi-Fi was strong and the laundry was new and clean. We would only ever stay here again as an overnight stop over.
Am I the only one who noticed that this park is a joke? The electric, water and sewer hookups are on the wrong side in many sites. Add to this, they are way to far away from the site to be convenient. I found most sites very small for most of today's rigs. It is anything but easy to enter unless you are pulling a 16 foot unit. I feel this is a park that could have been good, but isn't. They have tried to make an RV park out of a trailer park but are cutting too many corners trying to cram more units into the space than there should be. Be aware that their ad is very misleading.
Like so many others have commented, the wi-fi is bad. For me like others in this day and time, we use the internet for many things while on the road, so this is a BIG negative for us when it doesn't work. Though we have spent time here before when passing through, we probably will pass this park by. We also do not like parking with our RV door opening right into another campers door. We were lucky enough to have a family with two wonderful children next door .. NOT. We will search out adult parks in the future or at least ones where the parking is not like here. We liked the staff though, very nice at check-in.
This is a park that is changing over from mobile homes to RV's and has retained the large size lots. RV's are placed in such a manner as to allow a great deal of space to enjoy your camping experience. The park owners are friendly and work hard to make each visitor feel special. The Wi-Fi has been upgraded and work VERY well. Though the wash house is well equipped with 3 washers and 2 dryers, there is also space for a small get together. There are no bathrooms available for guests in this area though. The park is pet friendly with lots of area to walk and visit with your neighbors. My only complaint being a non smoker I found that a couple of other campers here had no respect for the air that others breath, there is no smoking inside buildings but they still polluted the outside meeting areas, but I guess you can't have everything, we just stayed away when they were smoking. This is still a park I would recommend and will visit again as our winter Texan home away from home. This was our 3rd year in Del Rio and our 2nd year here in this park.
Great staff, clean park. The sites were mostly concrete and that was a great improvement on some of the parks we have stayed in while here in Texas. My problem is as stated before in some of my reviews, the advertised Wi-Fi was not even up to dial up speeds, when it worked. Also, this day, the cable TV was not working at times. So if neither of these make any difference to you, then you will enjoy you visit.
Could only give this park a 5 rating. The staff were great, BUT. The roads and sites are a little on the rough side. That I can live with, after all this is Texas and RV Parks with smooth sites are in the minority. The thing that hurts a park rating for us is the Wi-Fi, this parks was slower than "dial up" ever was, that was when it even worked. This park is a stop over, not a destination in our book.
Wi-Fi was great, that is where the nice things I can say end. The spaces are rough gravel and very uneven, add to that the pull throughs put you so close to the next unit as to leave a foot of space between the slides if you both have them and we did. Although they are pet friendly if your pet gets off the gravel driveways they will be covered with grass burrs. We found this out to late and had a major job picking them from our dogs fur. The people there were friendly and there is a Texas Highway Patrol man living on site to make you feel safe. We would only stay here again as a last resort though.
Although the Wi-Fi reminded me of dial up, the over all experience was good. Highway noise is there, but after all, it is right next to a major freeway so that should be expected. We stayed using our Passport America membership and were treated fine. They led us to our pull-through site where we parked on a concrete pad. This was a good place to spend a couple of days and we did. We would stay again if in the area. I would hope the Wi-Fi improves though.
As other reviewers have said, we, too, do not need the shuffle board, swimming pool or on site golf course, nor do we need a potluck dinner every Friday with games. We can find our own entertainment. What we do enjoy in an RV park is a roomy site, Wi-Fi that works, cable TV is nice, the usual full hook ups and most of all "a staff or owner" that is friendly, outgoing and helpful to their guests. These are without a doubt, the best description of Hidden Valley RV Park. The owner is without exception the best we have met to date, and we have met a lot of very fine people in our travels. (We have met some real pills along the way, too.) This park has no pull throughs, but the back in spots are LARGE. This was a mobile home park that is now changing over to an RV Park, so the spaces are long and wide. Lots of shade trees for the summer visitor. Abundant wild life, deer are a frequent visitor through the park. With the quiet, no highway noise setting it seems you are in the country though you really are very close to down town and all major shopping such as Walmart. H.E.B. is just a short drive away. This park is located a little off the beaten path, surrounded by upscale homes so one couldn't feel safer. Should you have trouble finding the park, a call will get you personal directions or a guided escort to the park. The rate I've listed reflects the monthly rate plus electric service. We will be back as we have found a perfect place to become "Winter Texans" in the future. A visit here and I'm sure you will be likewise pleased. This park is a work in progress as I stated before, so the bathhouse is not completed at this point, but the laundry works well, and the lounge is functional though not finished.
Although we stayed for a month we would have to say this was not the best choice in Del Rio. The Friday night "Pot Luck" dinners are enjoyable and the owners was nice, though there is one lady who works the front desk three days a week is a real pill. Even with her and the fact the park needs some major upgrades (interior roads, space leveling and general improvements) to better accept today's larger RV's with slides, we would probably stop here again.
This park is owned by RV'er themselves who say they have made many improvements, so they should know better. We found the interior roads to be "way" to narrow, with corner lined with metal posts that reflect this problem as they are marred with the paint from many unfortunate RV owners. If you have a 16 foot travel trailer, then this is the park for you. Outwardly an over all nice looking park. We have a 31 foot 5th wheel and I am no novice putting trailers in tight spots because we transported RV's for years, but this park was a challenge. The park also had a buildup of grass clippings that due to the damp weather of that area, wound up in our trailer. Real RV'er just should know how to keep a park tidy. We will pass this park in the future and unless you have a small RV I would suggest a close look before you pull in the driveway.
I totally agree with one of the other reviewers, the Wi-Fi is one of the "best" we have had in an RV park. The owners as others have stated are great people, with a very good set of people skills. We stopped here planning on staying for two days and extended it to four. While there we had the pleasure of meeting the parents. It is easy to see why the kids are so easy to get along with. The campground is a work in progress and still needs more work but as new owners they are trying. If you are passing through the area please give this park a try, I don't think you will find a much more friendly place to drop your jacks.There is more than enough Texas History in this area to keep you from getting bored. The $14 fee reflects Passport America discount.
We stayed here at the Passport America price of $28. which is half their normal fee and even then it is way overpriced. We made the mistake of making a reservation. When our plans changed we called to cancel and were told that we "could not" cancel (that doesn't show up in any of their ad's.) We would be charged as it had already been billed to our account. The first of several disappointments with this RV Resort. For us the entrance and main office were wonderful and make a GRAND impression, though the Resort is really a Park Model Resort and RV's are an after thought, relegated to a large dirt/gravel parking lot out in the back by the garbage dumpsters. The WiFi is marginal if and when it works. We would never waste our money and time with this park and highly suggest you pass this one by. There are lots of others that welcome we RVers.
This is a park that was proudly founded in 1968 and that was the last time anything was cleaned up or done to the park. This is one of the dirtiest RV Parks we've had the misfortune of staying in lately. Many old trailers in sad disrepair fill some of the sites with their associated clutter. We stayed at the Passport America rate, any more would have been criminal. They have nice old shade trees and that is it for the plus column. Road noise goes on all day and night though they have no control over that. For us, this is a park we will pass in the future. It's too bad the owner doesn't spend a few dollars because with very little effort cleaning and laying down some site gravel, this could be a destination RV park, even with the road noise.
We found this campground to be above average by a large margin. As another camper has said, this is one of the cleanest campgrounds in LA. and the host is a truly special owner. He made us feel more welcome than we have ever felt in another park "anywhere". Though there is still work to be done on the laundromat he is trying to make this like everything else, nice for his guests. We would stay here again if we pass this way and would recommend it for any other RV traveler.
We planned on staying here a week, but wound up staying 5 weeks. The park is clean and the spaces are large. We found everyone outgoing and fun to be around. The owner is the best host one could ever hope to find. We only left because of time constraints, we will for sure return at our first opportunity. This park is only open November 1st to May 1st because Ajo is very hot in the summer we were told. Stop here during your travels and you will be spoiled for other RV parks.
This park is being let go as the saying goes. We were here a year ago for almost a month and can see how is has changed in many ways. The toilet in the mens bathroom in the clubhouse was lose from its floor mounting last year and still is. There was one three day period where there was no toilet paper in the bathroom. The train noise I can deal with but the junk, weeds and total lack of normal upkeep makes this a place to pass in the future.
Could have been the high point of our RV travels, but it wasn't. The allowed pets depends on size and managers, not if they are disruptive. Little yapper such as the managers own are fine, but our 60 lb quiet, no bark, loves everyone border collie spaniel mix was not. This was our third visit here with no problem. Though this time after a months stay we were asked not to return, thank you very much. I think the park is very nice, just a bit on the stuffy side with people with way too much time on their hands with nothing to do but look for something to complain about.