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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Chinook RV Resort, Klamath, California

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

What makes a memorable and rewarding RV stay depends on the traveler. For us it's all about location, privacy and a stunning view. Our site was right on the bank of the Klamath River as it curves and empties into the Pacific. Redwood national & state parks nearby, cool breezes, and beautiful sunsets-who could ask for anything more? That's not to say others might see it differently. The CG is over 50 years old and extremely run down. Current owners took over in 2018 and are remodeling from top to bottom-they don't even have a working office yet. Hook-ups are in need of upgrade. Cable TV, when it works, offered 10 snowy channels, of which the Weather Channel was the best! We watched DVDs. At the back of the park Wi-Fi is nowhere to be found but our Verizon hot spot worked like a champ. But here's the deal: our site was level, the grass was healthy and newly mown, management was hard-working and diligent, trash receptacles were everywhere and noisy neighbors were not tolerated. We enjoyed an off-season uncrowded stay in the heart of Redwood country and definitely used this prime location to take advantage. If you require lots of amenities and activities to make an enjoyable stay, better give these folks some more time to finish their work. Cost reflected above reflects our $200/week charge. We camped at Chinook RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Snacks and reasonably priced fuel just minutes away in Klamath; otherwise, a trip into Crescent City is required for more services. The parks here are magnificent!

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Mountain Gate RV Park, Redding, California

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Sanctuary. That's the word that comes to mind when describing this park. Tucked into the Cascade foothills with a verdant canopy of home grown trees, when parked in the shade after a long day on the road, it feels safe and secure. We stayed 2 nights and our rent reflects a Good Sam discount, plus $1/day for our dog. The CG appears well-maintained, clean and cared for. Site spacing is better than many and internal roads are paved. Each site has a picnic table and a swatch of healthy green grass. Office is exceedingly friendly and helpful. Despite the site pad being concrete, do not assume it is completely level; site 34 was not. Despite having cable TV, do not assume all stations are sharp; some are, some are not. Wi-Fi worked well and traffic noise was minimal. Utilities are center-located, in good condition and reliable. The park is well lit at night. The CG recycles and trash containers are never far away. Long-term residents are clean, neat and quiet. We enjoyed our short stay and would happily book a long-term visit using this park as a hub to take in the surrounding beauty. Nearby Redding offers and excellent opportunity to "stock-up" for an extended stay further north in the mountains. All the popular big-box stores, fuel and food are just minutes away. Just off I-5, access to the north is quick and easy. We camped at Mountain Gate RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Placerville KOA, Shingle Springs, California

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $73.00
Overall Rating:

The elephant in the room at this park was the cost. Our posted rent reflects the weekly rate with a KOA membership and it was the highest we've paid anywhere. We stayed here because we couldn't find something acceptable closer to our friends. That said, site 61 was, in our opinion, the nicest commercial RV pull-thru site we've ever had and, by far, the nicest one in the park! It was long enough for our 38-ft RV, a long-bed F-350 and room left over for another vehicle! The site was enclosed in shrubbery and trees for privacy, offered a healthy stand of cool green grass, a stand-up grill, a new picnic table on a gravel patio and a view out the rear picture window of our RV that was stunning. The awning side of our unit did not face any other RV sites; very private. Interior roads were asphalt and navigable. All utilities were strong, reliable and centrally located. Cable TV was tack sharp and Wi-Fi worked well most of the time. Trash cans/recycle receptacles were never more than 50 ft. away in any direction. A long trek to the laundry room was inconvenient (facilities were older but spotless). The front office was both polite and efficient, the park was lighted well at night and maintenance people were constantly working throughout the day. Highway noise-yes. Here's the bottom line: this place was immaculately maintained and designed to be a destination park with a price that reflects amenities we don't use enough to generally be of value to us. Services, shopping and proximity to Sacramento make this park a prime location. We camped at Placerville KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
61
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Red Hawk Casino is classy and one exit away from the park.

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Sequoia RV Park, Dunlap, California

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

This has been an enjoyable stay for us. That's because of the infectious friendliness and hustle of the two park managers. The strategic value of this campground is that it is closest to the north entrance of Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. That is important to keep in mind because it does come with some quirks. For example, there is almost never anyone present in the park office (suggest you call about an hour out from arrival). Reservations are made by leaving a message; you will be called back. Next, as an old mobile home park, all the hook-ups are located inconveniently for RVs; however, management will allow guests to drive on the grass to better maneuver into position. Despite claims to the contrary, in 3 days I was not able to spot a single pull-thru site-they are all back-ins. The place is covered with beautiful green grass and the night sky is to die for. Sites have ample separation and utilities proved reliable. While there is no cable TV, we pulled 24 non-network channels. Wi-Fi is present but weak during busy times of the day/night. Verizon coverage was strong. We used a park near the south entrance to Sequoia in conjunction with this park to thoroughly explore Kings Canyon/Sequoia without driving forever. As a strategy, it worked well. We stayed 3 nights and our rent reflects a 20% military discount. This place is very basic and not fancy, but friendly service goes a long way! We camped at Sequoia RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Limited groceries, gas/diesel just down the road. Plan time to visit nearby Big Cat Sanctuary.

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Sequoia Campground & Lodge (formerly Kaweah Park Resort), Three Rivers, California

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Falling asleep at night to the sound of raging water is the ultimate "white noise" and one of the pluses of staying here. There is zero highway noise! Three rivers, for which the village is named, come together at this campground (volume of snow melt determines the flow; currently there are 4 fingers of the Kaweah River). A small beach offers unsupervised swimming and transient ducks take advantage. The campground is protected by surrounding mountains-springtime looks more like Switzerland than California! Off-season weather is wonderful, as is the lack of a crowd. Amenities include a nice pool, recreation room, volleyball, tetherball, horseshoe pits and plenty of "runnin' around room." Make no mistake; the park is really more of a tent campground with cabins and a lodge; there are only 26 RV sites, of which 10 offer 50 amp service. This is a rules-based CG and the rules are enforced. Still, it's stunning under the shade of old growth walnut and sycamore trees and cool green grass. The laundry and bathrooms are clean but old (there are only 3 machines each). There is no Wi-Fi here but our Verizon hot-spot worked fine. Cable TV is excellent with an insane number of stations. Site 25 required some significant leveling on a grass/gravel base and water pressure maxed out at only 40 lbs. All utilities are centrally located for easy hook-up. We had no problems and thoroughly enjoyed our 3-night stay. Our rent reflects a military discount. We camped at Sequoia Campground & Lodge (formerly Kaweah Park Resort) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Although services are expensive, food, fuel and groceries are nearby. Sequoia National Park entrance is only a few miles down the road.

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Rivernook Campground, Kernville, California

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Nestled among surrounding mountains with the surging Kern River running through it, this sprawling campground is one of the most beautiful we've seen. The valley is so low and the mountains so high that sunrises are late and sunsets are early-all beautiful. They hold wedding ceremonies here in an idyllic wilderness setting beneath a spray of decorative lights! We found management to be friendly, efficient and responsive. The park is gated and clean. The full-service pull-thru sights are wide, long and generous with ample overhead shade provided by old growth trees. Cable TV is clear and offers a prolific number of choices. Our computer, however, could not find a Wi-Fi signal anywhere-good that Verizon worked like a charm! Utilities are centrally located within the site; everything worked reliably. Site 451 was hard-packed dirt and near perfectly level. Other conveniences (showers, bathroom & laundry) are nearby as are dumpsters. Interior roads are also dirt (and somewhat dusty) but easily navigated, even for big rigs. River access is easy and the landscaping is inviting. Tent campers are separated from RVs and the permanent community (which every campground seems to have) is geographically separated from everyone else. Don't let the skimpy website turn you off . . . this is a premier RV campground in a stunning setting just outside the Sequoia National Forest. We camped at Rivernook Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
451
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Groceries, fuel and services (barber, beauty salon, restaurants, souvenirs, etc.) are 5 minutes away in the quaint community of Kernville. So is fishing and river rafting.

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Shady Lane RV Camp, Barstow, California

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Okay, don't take this wrong . . . this park is a little junky, the sites are hard-packed dirt with large chunky gravel on the roads, they are somewhat level, neighbors are close, the facilities are old and, yeah, they charge $4 extra for 50 amp service. There is no dog walk, no pool, no rec building, no hiking trails and only 33 cramped campsites. Why would anybody want to come here? Here are some reasons: you could care more about functional than fancy, or you could need that perfect spot in between destinations to prevent becoming fossilized in the driver's seat, or you like clean, or you like quiet, or you just like things that work. This is a simple meat and potatoes park that makes its living almost entirely taking in overnighters. The two brothers who manage it are friendly, helpful and polite. It's been family run for over 40 years and my guess is, they probably make a good living in the process. There's something to be said for sticking to what you know! Everyone has cable TV (and excellent OTA), Wi-Fi that works, convenient utilities and a long concrete patio with a picnic table. Oh, and they offer Good Sam discounts. What more do you need? Do you know how many drive-in movies are left in the U.S.? There's one across the street from the park that shows 7 days a week. You'd be crazy not to take in a movie before drive-ins become a completely extinct remnant of Americana! We camped at Shady Lane RV Camp in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Shoshone RV Park, Shoshone, California

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

If you're looking for a casual camping experience, this is like parking on your country cousin's back lawn. There are only 34 sites here-some in a file but many placed wherever there's extra space and at all sorts of weird angles. It makes for a "neighborly" feel. There's no pretense; the park is about the only one this close to the national park without actually staying there. That's worth a lot! There is green grass at many sites and a number of large shade trees for a select number of others. Surrounded by mountains and palm trees, sunsets/sunrises can be rewarding. A fair number of guests come for the warm springs pool (they even provide a community clothes line to dry your bathing suits and towels). Navigating internal roads is difficult with 38 feet or longer. When we first arrived at site 9, there was no 50 amp power, so we plugged into site 8. Management fixed the problem within 24 hours. Of course there is no TV (cable or OTA) and our Verizon hot spot had no service either, so it pays to come prepared with an assortment of DVDs or a satellite dish. While there is Wi-Fi in the park, connecting with it at busy times of the day/night often doesn't work. Despite these shortcomings, and after driving 50-odd miles to get within striking distance of the national park, we enjoyed our 3-day stay at Shoshone RV Park. Here's the deal: you want fancy, good luck! You want a functional but pleasant base from which to explore Death Valley, this is hard to beat. We camped at Shoshone RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

24-hour gasoline/diesel (less expensive than within the park) is close, as are snacks/groceries, food and alcohol during normal business hours. Buy local.

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Desert View RV Resort, Needles, California

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Talk about a welcoming oasis in the middle of the desert . . . this place is it! You can see the park from a distance-it beckons with towering palm trees amidst a surrounding barren expanse. It's not fancy-it's not even new-but it is comfortable, clean and enchanting. Upon entering, a sense of cool and quiet pervades everything. You can't find more friendly and helpful staff-these folks really care about the comfort of their guests. Even though I classify the spaces as nearby, you get the sense of extreme privacy because of the thick and beautiful oleander hedges between each neighbor. Surrounding desert scenery is striking, especially at sundown. At night, the park is gently but amply lit. It took a lot of time and patience to bring this place into full bloom! The park offers all the basic amenities without over-reaching for the sake of checking a box. Internal roads are easily navigable; all sites are gravel and full hook-up. There are large and small pull-thrus and various length back-ins-everyone can be accommodated here. Utilities were located in the middle of site 27, making hook-ups short and easy. Wi-Fi worked well and OTA TV reception was good from both Phoenix and Las Vegas. Simple, clean and well-appointed, this is a quality stop. If you will be traveling in the desert, find a way to stay here. Casinos, entertainment and cheaper fuel can be found in nearby Nevada/Arizona. We camped at Desert View RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Verde River RV Resort & Cottages , Camp Verde, Arizona

Date of Stay: March, 2019 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

We searched for a place to spend the winter and use as a base of operations to explore the Sedona area. Boy, did we luck out! This park is under eager new management and has just implemented an expensive renovation. Everything's new, clean and modern. The place sprawls-there's generous separation between sites, clubhouse, pool and multiple laundry/bath houses. Our laundry experience was the best in over a year on the road (can't beat new facilities). Well-lit at night, the camping area is completely fenced, bordered by the Verde River on one end and protected by a coded security gate on the other. With a combination of pull-thrus and back-ins, there is trash pick-up service and new utility hook-ups. Management has a strong rules ethic without being fascist and runs an active social schedule throughout the week. Wi-Fi works well, except during heavy usage hours. We preferred OTA TV channels to the free cable TV service. Site #403 was close to level but utilities were separated (requiring a long sewer extension for us). Electricity was reliable; we lost water pressure twice in six weeks (while work was being done?). Bottom line: great experience. We camped at Verde River RV Resort & Cottages in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
403
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Basic services and casino in/around Camp Verde (10 mins). Sedona (major shopping) is 45 minutes away; don't overlook local attractions of Cottonwood, Jerome, Verde Valley Wine route and beautiful state parks.

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch), Maricopa, Arizona

Date of Stay: February, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Beggars shouldn't be choosers in a state where winter reservations are made a year in advance. You take what you can get. As a one night stay, this park would be a welcome respite from the highway, most of the negatives don't matter when you're tired and looking for a place to spend a night or two. But for longer stays, imagine 18-wheelers exhaust braking their way through a nearby intersection of state highways every night while waking to the rumble of Harleys every morning (from permanent residents within the park). Residents don't respect dog leash rules. Then there is the north wind that brings with it the withering fragrance of 150,000 cows from the sprawling feedlots 2 miles upwind. Like many parks, Wi-Fi is mostly in name only (Verizon works though!). Roads are hard-packed dirt and gravel. Propane sells for $3.50/gal ($4.19 after fees & taxes) washing machines and dryers are each $2.00 per load. During our 17-night stay, we lost electric service once and water pressure three times. Still, there are positives: Even though there's not cable TV, OTA digital channels are clear, crisp and numerous. Sites are mostly level and hook-ups convenient. Staff is friendly, accommodating and they hustle to fix problems promptly. Work is underway to clean up the park, every space has a medium to large tree and the stars are glorious at night. Bottom line: For us, this park is too far away (1 hr. +) to serve as a base for exploring Phoenix and is best suited as an overnight breather. We found Case Grande better than Maricopa as a source of needed services. The casino nearby is modern and well-run. We camped at Wild West Ranch and RV Resort (formerly John Wayne RV Ranch) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Tombstone RV Park and Campground, Tombstone, Arizona

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

It's natural to want to be as close to the action as possible, but when it comes to selecting RV parks located in downtown Tombstone-don't do it! Once you see them, you'll understand why. Tombstone RV Park is only 1 ½ miles out of town and is infinitely cleaner and more roomy. Check-in was friendly and efficient. Monthly rentals are back-in's, shorter stays are all pull-thrus on thick, nicely groomed gravel. That said, the only remaining spot for our short stay turned out to be a constricted (by a tree) back-in, clearly not intended for a large rig. Our park host was positively wonderful; after guiding us to the site, he willingly and pleasantly backed us in, offered to pick up and deliver our propane refill and pointed out his site if we needed anything after hours. He never stopped hustling. Management which hires like this cares about excellence. The whole park was well maintained, organized and carefully monitored for guest safety and comfort. Rec room and pool very inviting. Laundry & showers spotless. Utilities were conveniently located, water pressure was strong and electricity was reliable. Only minor leveling required in site # 8. Down sides: No cable TV was a bummer, as OTA reception was minimal and of poor quality. Cell service spotty. No dumpsters, only a series of ordinary trash containers. Wi-Fi was difficult during peak evening hours but good at other times. BTW, your dog will cost you an extra $4.00 during your stay. It's the price we pay for all those mindless owners who feel entitled to let someone else clean up after their pet. On balance, we spent 4 nights in this park and were really pleased with our choice. I think you will be too. We camped at Tombstone RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There's a lot to see and do in downtown Tombstone, but there's also a lot of hawkers tempting your touristic interests; stop in the Visitor Center first for a factual briefing about what the town offers-then make your choices without all the hype.

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Sunny Acres RV Park (55+ park), Las Cruces, New Mexico

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Rules are often responsible for killing joy but in this case they are responsible for a neat, barbered, peaceful and well-behaved neighborhood. This park has no junk trailers among the permanent residents (management keeps a tight rein on year of manufacture & appearance), cultivates beautiful oleanders/shrubs/trees around the space, holds dog owners to act responsibly and keeps the grass thick, watered and healthy. It was almost like the comfortable feeling of staying with your parents! On site # 70 utilities were conveniently located and reliable but water, electric and sewer hook-ups were bunched closely together requiring either some very short connections or a whole lot of creativity. Our heavily graveled pull-through was perfectly level without any correction. Wi-Fi was strong and easily connected; cable TV offered a wide selection of channels-some channels were sharper than others. Because of our short stay, most of the amenities were not used. Although clearly an older RV Park, I would describe the sense of this place as "exclusive." The one major criticism, which is temporary and beyond the control of management, is the horribly constrictive construction. We got a construction nuisance discount that was better than Good Sam. Be sure to call ahead and get specific instructions for navigating the mess. We camped at Sunny Acres RV Park (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
70
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Take the time to visit La Masilla, its close by and charming. Another quick and painless excursion is a highway drive around the nearby Organ Mountains, the primary landscape feature of Las Cruces.

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis, Texas

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Everyone should spend some quiet time appreciating the surrounding volcanic cradle of cliffs and valleys that are the Davis Mountains (and the animal secrets that are kept here). These are the arid and rugged "Texas Alps." This is one of the premier state parks in all of Texas, nestled at the base of a canyon where some of the most amazing campsites with full amenities are located. Avoid daily access fees by buying a $70 annual pass to any Texas state park (pays for itself in one visit). State police patrol the camping area regularly. Dark night skies sprayed with stars and precious silence await you most every evening. Indeed, McDonald Observatory is located just 16 miles up the mountain from the park. Hiking trials interconnect throughout the park, one of which makes its way to the old historic Fort Davis from Skyline Drive. Within the park is the iconic old adobe Indian Lodge, a 39-room hotel with swimming pool and restaurant offering some of the best vistas in the park. There is a wide selection of mostly level asphalt full-service pull-through RV sites with convenient, reliable utilities, including cable TV (forget satellite, cell phone or Internet service, except at specific park locations). Cable is grainy and weather dependent, but old movies are shown at the lodge and are available for use if you want them. A full complement of park ranger interpretative presentations are offered and there are plenty of reasonably nearby attractions to visit and enjoy. Monsoon season (June through September) helps make this one of the cool summer getaways in Texas. With no laundry, pickle ball courts or cramped campsites, this is a refreshing change from typical RV parks. If you like nature, great amenities and privacy you can't do much better! We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Fort Stockton RV Park, Fort Stockton, Texas

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

The word "oasis" will fit upon arrival at this park after driving through the mind-numbingly endless west Texas desert. Don't expect the Hilton-because it's the desert-but this park is a popular RV stop. A leisurely walk through the grounds during our stay sported travelers from over 15 different states, most of them just spending the night on their way somewhere else. Over the years the owners have established a small forest of trees and grass in what otherwise is an expanse of cactus and mesquite. Beware the near constant desert wind (awnings can be lost in a matter of minutes!). Check the list of amenities again on the website-they really do have everything anyone would ever need. Meals at the restaurant are simple, fairly priced and good. Management is friendly, accommodating and experienced. Our pull-thru required some leveling but the utilities were conveniently located and reliable. Water pressure was strong. Cable TV was excellent quality and hookup to the park Wi-Fi was instantaneous (without password) and effective. The access road is a washboard though, dumpsters are located at only one section of the park and road noise from nearby I-10 is a fact. The park shows its age, but management does a great job of staying ahead of the power curve. You won't find a better stop in the west Texas desert! We camped at Fort Stockton RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Walmart, fuel and services nearby in Fort Stockton. Also a nice, expansive city park at the old historic Fort area-great for giving 'Fido' a much-deserved break.

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