Second stay in this park during the past 5 years. I really can't find anything to complain about. Hosts very nice. Excellent Wi-Fi and cable. Free coffee and doughnuts in the AM. Large spaces. Easy access from freeway, but not too noisy. Indoor pool. Passport America. Can't beat this place for the price and I'd surely stay here again. Solid 10.
Nice park with very friendly owners. Nothing fancy here, but a good overnight stop and they're next door to the #1 Trip Advisor restaurant in town: Del's. Spaces were large, electrical boxes appeared to be new and the spaces in the rear are well away from any highway or railroad noise. WiFi worked superbly. The front of the place is a great old Rte 66 motel. While the rooms are no longer available for occupancy, it's a fun place to stroll around and see what an old 1940's motor court looked like. We'd surely stay here again. Rate is Passport America rate.
My second stay here over a six year period and I really can't see that it's much different than 2005. Staff is friendly, beautiful views and stars at night, yet only 5 minutes or so to downtown Alpine. I'm not big on pools or fancy clubhouses and appreciate not having to pay for amenities I wouldn't use. I'm in a site furthest from the office and the Wi-Fi works well and is now included in the daily rate.
We just spent six weeks at this park and found it very adequate for our needs. We tend to spend a lot of time clubbing in Austin and our usual park (Oak Forest) was full, so we decided to try staying a bit further out of town; however, because the park is on Hwy 71, the commute time was only a few minutes more, though the mileage was about 10 miles further. At this time, most residents are long-term stays as a result of heavy construction work in the Austin area. While I recognize that some RVers tend to turn their noses up at parks with high percentages of full-time residents, the controls in this park are such that everyone was very courteous and we neither observed nor heard any behaviors that were bothersome. Those staying just a few nights are positioned in the front of the park and somewhat isolated from the other residents. Management is friendly and willing to go the extra mile. There is a security gate. Wi-Fi and cable work well and a satellite system would work well from most sites. There's a lovely Hyatt Resort (Lost Pines) just a mile or so away if you feel like going out for a nice meal in a nice atmosphere and you might also want to try the pork ribs at Benny's BBQ just down the road. We will be returning for another stay in a few months.
This is a pleasant enough place to stop and tour the local area. I am rating it a bit higher due to the Passport America rate, which makes it decent value. My main concern is the road noise from Hwy 7, which the park fronts. If you choose to stay here and are a light sleeper, earplugs or a white noise machine (or both) would be a good idea. The noise drops off late at night. The facilities are pretty basic, but there is a laundry room. The pool is currently filled with concrete sections of a road and doesn't make for the best ambience. The owners are VERY friendly and seem to be nice people trying to make it in a bad economy. At this writing, we are the only over-nighters in the park and there are a couple mobile homes and RVs occupied by permanent residents. With the exception of the road, things are quiet here and we haven't even seen any of the other tenants. Wi-Fi works OK, but can get a bit slow when others are using it. There is no formal antenna, just the router in the office which provides decent coverage in spaces close to the office. It's an easy 7 mile drive into Harrison from the park.
My rating is partly based on the very reasonable rates of only $7.50/night with Passport America. There are no bathroom facilities and this is a very basic RV park. Sites are gravel and reasonably level, Wi-Fi isn't great, but it is serviceable. This park has some fulltimers, but overall it is very quiet. Staff is very friendly and there's a pretty good sized antique mall adjacent to the camping area which warrants a look or two. It's a little bit off the beaten track, but we found it a good base to explore the surrounding area without having to do a lot of hilly driving. And at $52.50 per week, this is one of the best value parks we've enjoyed.
Nothing special and a bit over-priced at $28, but the park offers easy access to Fayetteville and management is very friendly. The bathrooms were clean, but could use a little sprucing up since the concrete floors and cinder block weren't very inviting (we were happy to use our own self-contained facilities). Wi-Fi works very well and we weren't at all bothered by any road noise, barking dogs or the Tyson plant next door (don't worry, there's no noise and no smell at all from the facility). Be sure to check out Mrs Deen's Southern Food just down the street; it's a Fayetteville institution and a great place to sample real Southern Home Cooking at very moderate prices.
This is a nice, well run park with very friendly staff. We stayed mid-week in March and the campground was nearly deserted; nevertheless, the laundry and clubhouse facilities were open and the pool had water in it (too cold to swim). This CG is right on the shores of Lake Eufala and just 2.5 miles from route 69, though one has to proceed slowly as the county roads are a bit rough. We enjoyed the peace and quiet and the Passport America rate. WiFi worked "just OK" from the sites right next to the clubhouse.
I reviewed this park last year during a construction phase on site and with a huge construction project going on next door. Both projects are finished and this is a great place to stay now. This year, we're up in the nightly area and wifi is good, staff is pleasant, park is well-maintained and the proximity to DT Austin is very good. My only beef is that grocery stores are few out here, but the rest of the package more than makes up for it. Our rate is based on Passport America. You do not need an AARP card to get the best rate as was implied by the previous reviewer.
Based on my criteria, this place is a 9. It's close to the interstate, but far enough away so the traffic noise isn't a problem. Good, free wi-fi is available. There are plenty of sites where one can use a rooftop satellite dish. Sites are level (gravel though, and this is why I didn't give them a 10). Very friendly management. Good maintenance. Pleasant enough surroundings and the units belonging to permanents seem to be well-maintained indicating a caring management intent on providing a nice setting for us overnighters. Easy access to DT OKC and WalMart, Home Depot, Camping World, and lots of dining options are within a 2 mile radius. I am grateful that they don't have a ton of other amenities that I wouldn't use (pool, clubhouse, playground) as it keeps the rates very reasonable. I pass through OKC often, and this is where I'll stay from now on.
Nice, well run, friendly park with exceptionally easy access to I-40 and DT Little Rock. Although we didn't use them, they offer laundry, pool, sauna and jacuzzi. WiFi worked very well. This park would rate at least a 9, except for the freeway noise. One of the noisiest parks we've ever visited. If you stay here, try to position yourself near the front of the park, though you may have to pay more to use the premium sites located there. Otherwise, bring both earplugs and have a source of white noise because it gets really LOUD with the truck traffic only a few (50)feet from the park boundry.
A decent place with relatively easy access to many of Nashville's attractions/clubs. Not sure why anyone pays the additional $$$ to stay at the nearby KOA or Jellystone, as this place has it all. Wi-Fi worked very well, laundry was only $1, staff was very pleasant and responsive to our complaints about barking dogs in adjacent campsites. There was a problem with water pressure while we were there, but the staff was working on it and assured us that it was unusual. In terms of attractions, the Opry is 5 minutes away (as is the huge Opry Mills Mall with a 20-something plex theater), the Hermitage about 20 minutes, DT Nashville 20 minutes. Many eating options in the nearby area and Camping World is next door. We'd surely stay here again.
This is a great park and very close to all the Memphis attractions. Graceland is about 10 minutes and you can get downtown/Beale in 20 minutes. Amazingly for a state park, there is a laundry room with 3 washers and 3 dryers. Washers are a mere $1, driers .50. There's even an ice machine in the laundry room. Don't believe I've ever seen an ice machine in any CG. Staff is friendly as is the camp host. Prices increased on 4/1/2008 to $20, $18 for seniors and $16 for seniors with TN plates. The only reason this park didn't get a 10 is the airport noise. I'm very surprised it hasn't been mentioned previously. When those Fed Ex jets start taking off around 11PM, you will know it. Friday nights are lighter traffic and there's no traffic on Saturday night. A white noise machine (you could use a bedroom overhead fan) and earplugs were essential. All in all, this is probably the best bet in Memphis, though you'll have to do without park Wi-Fi and when the trees fill out in the late spring, satellite TV will be difficult.
This place is everything an RV park should be. It's also well-located to the attractions of the area, including Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mtn National Park. Owner's are an extremely friendly young couple who recognize what it takes to make RVers happy: Great wifi, a clean park, friendly check-in, knowledge of the area AND they take Passport America. Be sure to ask at the front desk for the new restaurant discount program, which includes some of the area's most popular restaurants, not just places that are starving for business. Congrats to Creekside for getting my first 10 out of roughly 20 reviews.
A fine, no frills CG at a great rate (Passport America). We enjoyed the riverfront sites and the fact that the owner just paved the sites, so leveling was easy. Access to the Biltmore Estate, downtown Asheville and I-240 was quick and easy (see note below). Owner was friendly and also operates an RV repair business within a couple hundred yards of the CG. Would have rated this park higher, except that there is no wifi (owner noted that he is working on it) and the highway noise might be a factor to those who don't use white noise or earplugs. When you leave the park, be careful entering the I-240 access ramp. There's an island that makes it impossible for a large rig with tow vehicle to negotiate. Better to hook up in the public park directly across from the ramp and enter the ramp from the driveway out of the public park, rather than making a left from the access road onto the ramp. It's not a big deal to do so, as the ramp is only about 1/4 mile from the campground.
Stayed here at the Passport America rate and it's the only good thing I can say at this, the poorest park I've ever rated. From the surly check-in, to the poor space, to the terrible Wi-Fi, I can honestly say I'd spend my first night in a Wal-Mart lot before I'd stay here for free. Some details: 1. Surly is surly. I'm a customer and if you think I'm too stupid to notice a condescending attitude, you thought wrong. 2. The advertised "free" Wi-Fi is a joke when the laundry room was full of laptops as a result of the antenna being unusable from as little as 30 feet away. I spoke to one permanent who purchases their own service since the campground's Wi-Fi is so poor. Past negative comments on this site have apparently not registered with CG management. When I complained in person, I was told to go sit in the laundry room. Sorry folks, but the laundry room isn't where I choose to do business! 3. Despite requesting a site close to the laundry room antenna, I was placed in a distant, unlevel site. Not sure if this was because I was paying PPA rates or just because the hostess was feeling especially surly when I showed up. 4. While only 11 miles from Charleston, the drive in is pretty much bumper-to-bumper and takes about 35 minutes. A much better choice would have been Oak Plantation.
Nice well-run place with very easy access (about 10 minutes on a country road) to Savannah. Would definitely stay here again. While there are few amenities, the grounds are kept very clean and the free wi-fi is decent (though low bandwidth did slow the system in the evening hours; the owner, Lynn, is very concerned about offering a good level of wifi and I expect that this problem will be resolved shortly). I would definitely make a point to return to this park when in the area.
Perfectly adequate park with good access to Old St Augustine, which is about a 10 minute drive from the park. While the park is far enough away from I-95 so that the traffic noise is close to non-existent, it still offers easy access to the interstate. There are tons of shopping and restaurant choices within minutes of the park. Park is well-maintained, with a large percentage of seasonal residents when we visited in March. I was not happy with having to pay for the wifi ($5/day). Given the relatively low cost of installing a system, I fail to understand why any RV Park would subject their guests to such high daily rates. If you just want to check email, there are several motels within a mile.
Our rate was based on the in-season weekly rate, a real bargain when you consider the costs of other nearby parks. As previous posters have mentioned, the only real downside to this park is the Florida Turnpike and, as a short term resident, you will be placed in a space right up against the highway. A white noise machine and using the fan or a/c at night kept the noise under control. Light sleepers might consider earplugs. The staff committed a royal muck-up when we had to leave our site for some service work; we returned and they had assigned the site to someone else, despite our paying for a week and advising them that we would be off-site for a day or two. They quickly found us another site and bent over backwards to make up for the error. We found the size of the spaces larger than most parks, with plenty of room to extend slides and park toads. The Wifi costs $6/day, $20/wk, $40/mo, but it does function well. There's a nice rec room, a clean pool and some shuffleboard courts. I'm not giving it a 10 because of the highway and the lack of free wifi.
Rate was based on a weekly rate for a premium site. This is one of the most beautiful RV Parks we've ever patronized. The water sites are lovely and pretty quiet considering proximity to I-95 and the airport. We rarely noticed air traffic, so previous posts regarding air noise didn't seem to be a factor (perhaps landing pattterns have been revised?). My only complaint is the unavailability of WiFi service, even at a price. The office has a dial-up station, but c'mon folks, this is the 21st century. Driving to nearby hotel parking lots to grab a signal was inconvenient, to say the least. Otherwise, this place gets a 10.
This place was OK for a few nights. A rather old park with a mostly permanent clientèle. Friendly staff and relatively easy access to Tampa and I-75. While they offer free WiFi, it's only easily accessible in or very near the office. Certain areas of the park are rather shaded and can be gloomy in the winter time. I'd stay here again, but it's hardly a destination resort.
We stayed here for one week, so pricing reflects the weekly rate. Park was clean and well-maintained and staff friendly. WiFi available from a private vendor on-site, but only on a seasonal basis. A bit pricey at $25 per week and coverage was somewhat limited based on his single antenna. A big plus for this park was proximity to the services of Marathon and the fact that it costs quite a bit less than those in Key West. The three negatives were that there was a huge amount of dogs, hence a lot of barking, an occasional smell of raw sewage (whether this sewage smell was from a stagnant pond nearby or human waste, I couldn't say. We did notice a similar smell while passing several other RV parks in the Keys), and that fact that there were no sewer hookups, necessitating a $9 per dump charge (unless you want to unhook everything and drive to the on site dump).
Nice, little no frills spot. Super friendly office personnel, and no hassle whatsoever with Passport America/Good Sam. The $15 rate reflects PPA and the Good Sam rate is $27. While the Wifi isn't terrific throughout the park (as the staff readily admits), it seems to work well here in the middle of the park. Those in the boonies might be able to log onto the adjacent Super 8 wifi. Highway noise not a big factor...a fan or white noise machine might be necessary for light sleepers. This is the only RV park I've ever stayed in where they threw in free HBO (7 channels). An easy 12 minute drive into Lafayette and especially easy access to the Acadiana cities E and N of Lafayette.
Delightful little 4 space RV park about 8 miles outside of Abbeville. This is a no frills park located out in the country, far away from road noise. Our rate is the Passport America rate; the normal rate is $20. This park is most appropriate for those coming up Hwy 82 toward Abbeville. While it's a bit out of town, the peace and quiet and neat grounds are worth the extra travel time. The owner has lived in the area for over 40 years and his family raises both rice and crayfish. He doesn't get much traffic due to the location, but since he's Passport America, I wanted to post a review to let other PPA members know that this is a nice, friendly place. Be aware that there is no restroom or other facilities of any kind, but at $10, who can complain? And the drive along Hwy 82 from Abbeville to the Texas line is fabulous.
First off, the WiFi is NOT parkwide. I'm currently 100 yards from the office and not receiving a signal. While the park is very clean and well-managed, it should be noted that there is a huge construction project going on next door (a new school) and the noise is offensive in that they start at 6AM and work until 6 or 7PM, 6 days a week. I do not enjoy being woken up every morning by the sounds of back up alarms from the various equipment driving around the site. Also, the laundry and rec rooms are closed as they are under repair. While I'm sure these problems will resolve themselves over the next few months, those who intend to stay in the near future should be aware of these issues.
I give this park best marks for its staff. They were kind enough to let us stay over a few hours when we had an appointment in town, and they also let us use the wi-fi a day after we checked out. The wi-fi is better than most we've experienced in RV parks. They are also very close to Camping World, Walmart, Home Depot, Texas Roadhouse and a bunch of other stores and restaurants. It is an older park, but most adequate.
Our rate was at the Passport America rate. Most other membership rates are around $16. Great, little spot with easy freeway access and well-lit for those who arrive at night as we did. Brilliant stars at night and a cacophony of frogs and other nighttime insects gave a feeling of really being out in the boonies. While the spaces are unpaved, we had no problem getting level. Highly recommended for its location.
Really nice park with easy access to the interstate, but without the noise. Run by a friendly couple who go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome. Facilities are spotless. Unlike a lot of places where they claim to have functional WiFi, it really does work well here and the owners take pride in offering a system that works throughout the park.
This place isn't half as bad as some might make it out to be. We've been here 7 nights and plan to stay 5 more. At this time most of the park is filled with FEMA trailers. There are only a half dozen or so RV sites. Maintanence is good and there is a locked gate at night (accessible by a key card). FEMA residents of the park have been friendly as has been management. Understand that there are thousands and thousands of FEMA trailers all over the city; they aren't just for undesirables, but rather for people who are stuck with no place to live as a result of the massive undertaking to rebuild this city. You'll see FEMA trailers on the front lawns of houses costing in excess of $500K pre-Katrina. There's a new Winn-Dixie supermarket just down the street along with plenty of national fast food restaurants and you can drive to the French Quarter in less than 10 minutes. WiFi costs an additional $15 per week, but worked well for us. The only complaint I might have is that they should make WiFi available on a daily basis for those who are only in for a couple of days.
$15 rate reflects Passport America. Normal rate is $25. PP America rate only good for one night. A nice place, convenient to I-40 as well as downtown Amarillo. Friendly staff. Wifi is pay ($3/day), but they have a free computer in the rec room as well as several lines to hook up one's own computer to wifi. Sites were gravel, but well-graded and the jacks didn't sink into the gravel. We would stay here again.
Decent enough place with easy access to I-27. Although the park is directly in front of the interstate and across the interstate from the airport, we didn't find it noisy at all. The daily RVers were parked in the back, away from the noise. There are a number of "permanents" here, but the place is well kept and doesn't quite exude that "cheesy trailer park" atmosphere. WIFI is pay ($4/day) but it works well and that's more than I can say for a lot of the free wifi parks around. Management here is extremely friendly, the w/d's are only 75 cents and we're glad we stayed here. Price reflects a Good Sam discount and includes tax.
This place didn't seem as bad as some previous reviewers have noted. We had no problem getting level; in fact, the first site we tried we didn't need to use the jacks, but because of a dusty area right below our door, we moved. The second site required minimal leveling. If I have to bring out the wood blocks for my jacks, I consider it serious leveling. In this case, the blocks stayed in storage. Also, this park now has wi-fi (since 7/06). While it's not the best wi-fi, in that it fades in and out, it's not bad and beats running over to the middle school. They claim to have hotspots in the office and rec area of the motel, but we didn't feel the need to lug the computer over there. Not many amenities in the park...the real amenities are a few miles away in Big Bend NP. We would definitely come back and are happy to have not been scared away by the mostly negative reviews.
Great little park S of Alpine. Nice rec room with cooking facilities and a refrigerator. Wi-fi worked well. Extremely quiet and a great place to watch the stars. Friendly owners who gave a Good Sam discount, even though Good Sam wouldn't officially accept the park because it wasn't big enough. Sites required wood blocks under our leveling jacks, so they could have been a bit more level, but potential drainage issues might necessitate a bit more slope in this area. Would happily stay here again.
Nice friendly park and I agree with most other comments. My purpose here is to alert other wifi users that the advertised "free" wifi is extremely unreliable, to the point that I had to lug my laptop to the dial-up area in the rec room. This park should not be advertising free wifi on its signage. Management seemed to have no interest in resolving wifi problems and was irritated any time I brought it up (and I did so in a friendly manner). Although I was less than 100' from an antenna, I often had no signal while easily being able to pick up the "pay" signal from another park over 500' away. If wifi is an important issue, you might want to look elsewhere.