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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Santa Rosa Lake State Park, Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $4.00
Overall Rating:

For RVs, only A Loop is open all year, and until April 1 when B Loop opens. Only some of the sites in A Loop have both water and electric, but there is water available in the park to fill your tank. Many of the sites are not super level. All sites have cement picnic tables and grills, but only some have adobe ramadas, the others being totally exposed. The park's Visitor Center was rarely open, and when it was, it had little to see. There is also a COE Visitor Center with a few small displays, and a COE rest area & overlook, which is a two-story structure with benches on both levels, and a very nice restroom. There was good over the air TV. The park's main activity is fishing, but there is also a nice playground, a 3+ mile Shoreline Trail, two handicapped-accessible trails (1/2 and 3/4 miles), and a 10+ mile dirt trail off the primitive Los Tanos camping area for either walking or mountain biking. As other reviews have said, the park bathroom is terrible. Dark, with only one working shower on the women's side, and working is an overstatement. The water is freezing no matter how many times you push the button and comes out in a fine, violent spray that blows the shower curtain nearly horizontal and soaks anything you've hung on the hooks. Miserable! Park was very clean overall, though. We camped at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A16
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Visit the famous Blue Hole in town for free. There is only one grocery store in town, T&D Market, which has a decent selection for a small grocery. Mi Casa laundromat is open 7 days a week, reasonably priced and relatively clean (restroom outside to the back.) Look for the ad on window for free-range eggs for $3/dz from a local rancher. Santa Rosa County Hospital, with 24-hour ER and weekday pharmacy, is close by. There aren't many other recreational activities in the immediate area.

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Storrie Lake State Park, Las Vegas, New Mexico

Date of Stay: March, 2019 - $4.00
Overall Rating:

Reservations weren't necessary for the time of year we were there, and with New Mexico State Parks' new policy of having a certain number of sites always non-reservable, they probably wouldn't have been even during warmer months. There were never more than 5 campers altogether in the whole park while we were there. All water in the park, including showers and dump station, is shut off October thru April, so you'll need to come in with enough water for your stay. If you're in a big rig, the south campground is the best with all sites being pull-thrus, but there are a few spaces at the other end of the park in the boating campground that will work if needed. The smaller Gallinas CG with electric was closed for the season. Primitive camping is allowed on the shore area. The entrance gate closes at 5pm, and you can't get back in past that time. It really ensured quiet nights. There are no real trails in the park, and not much to do in the immediate area. The Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge is nearby and offers a few short hikes and bird-watching opportunities. There was good OATV and great Verizon connection. We camped at Storrie Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3S
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Date of Stay: March, 2019 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

This is a newer, beautiful park. The sites are all very large and well-spaced. The facilities are immaculate, the staff is friendly, and there are miles of trails in the park. It is the perfect spot for visiting Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods, Pike's Peak, and all of the other recreational areas or city attractions and amenities. The park is situated on a hill that overlooks the city, and the twinkling lights at night are pretty. You can hear reveille played from Fort Carson across the highway from the park in the mornings. There is plenty of OATV. You will pay for all of that greatness, however, as Colorado State Parks are expensive as state parks go. There is a site price, a reservation fee if you book online, and a daily per-person fee of $8 (which you can mitigate if you get the annual pass, and you should if you plan to stay longer than a week in Colorado state parks during a year.) During our stay, there was a Bomb Cyclone (record-breaking wind gusts and freezing temps) and the rangers came around ahead of time to be sure everyone was stocked up and ready. The following day, they were out as soon as possible to sand and clear the park roads. It was great service! We camped at Cheyenne Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Sugarite Canyon State Park, Raton, New Mexico

Date of Stay: March, 2019 - $4.00
Overall Rating:

If peace and quiet is what you're after, this park is for you. It does offer water and 30 amp service, and has restrooms and showers (at the main entrance restroom.) There is a nice little visitor center with a mining display as well. The sites are tight for big rigs, but perfectly doable if you take your time. This wasn't a destination stop for us, so we were there earlier in the year than we would normally visit a higher-elevation park such as this, and that certainly accounts for us having the place almost entirely to ourselves. The park has lots of trails, many of which were still too snow-covered or muddy for us to enjoy, but we did manage to get in the Lake Maloya Trail. Although just about every review mentions the bears in the park, we never even saw bear poop much less a bear (not that we doubt they're there.) We camped at Sugarite Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Coronado Campground, Bernalillo, New Mexico

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

We usually like city parks both for their convenient locations and reasonable rates. While this park was conveniently located to shopping etc., we thought the rate was a bit high for a city park, although there are different site choices, for example dry camping would've been $14. All the hook up sites were pull-thrus with adobe ramadas and picnic tables. There was good vegetation separation, but the sites were a bit close together and the park road for this section was a little tight. The picture on their website makes the sites seem much more wide open than they are. We had good OATV reception, and the park offered free wifi (which we didn't use.) This park was mostly a stopover for us, but we did have time to visit the Sandia Tramway area for a hike, and if we had stayed longer, we would have visited the adjacent Coronado State Monument. We camped at Coronado Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Leasburg Dam State Park, Radium Springs, New Mexico

Date of Stay: March, 2019 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

We were surprised when we arrived with reservations to find that ours was the disabled site (nothing online had indicated it was.) The ranger assured us we were perfectly fine to be in it, but I worried the whole time that someone would get mad at us (no one did, whew!) It was a great sight, the biggest in the park said the ranger, and the only completely paved one with a large ramada and picnic table area. We were glad to have it since the other spaces, while many big rigs were in them, would have been a bit tight to navigate. The park has restrooms, showers (clean, warm, but push-button with terrible water stream), free wifi, and OATV. There are just over 2 miles of trails in the park, including a cactus garden with identification signage. Our site was up on the hill, which could be quite windy, but had a nice view out the front, and I enjoyed watching the birds and bunnies start their days each morning. This park is close to Las Cruces for all your city or shopping needs. It was convenient to good hiking at both Dripping Springs Recreation Area and Aguirre Springs. We camped at Leasburg Dam State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Quail Ridge RV Resort , Huachuca City, Arizona

Date of Stay: February, 2019 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here to visit with friends from Sierra Vista, which is only 15 mins away and has everything you could need. We also used this location as a jumping off point to see the renowned funky town of Bisbee about 40 mins away. Ramsey Canyon Preserve is 30 mins away and is worth a trip to see the many birds (especially hummingbirds) and if you're lucky like we were, a large troop of coatimundi high up on the rocks. The resort is nice enough, well-spaced pull-thrus with full hook ups. They offered us the veteran discount, so with the $3/day electric surcharge, it was still only $12/night. There were restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities ($1.25 per wash or dry) and all looked clean and serviceable. The staff was very friendly, and the park offers different breakfast treats for free on the weekends. There are several long-term residents at this park, but the place was well-kept and like a small community neighborhood. There is nothing to do outdoors in the park outside your RV but walk the roads. We got one OATV station -- NBC. The resort, like so many, is right up against the highway, so road noise could be a problem. For the price, location, and nicely maintained park, we would definitely stay there again. We camped at Quail Ridge RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Pima County Fairgrounds, Tucson, Arizona

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

This fairgrounds is easy to locate, access, and maneuver around in any size RV and has a plethora of spaces. The park offers the gamut of hook-ups, from dry to full. There are restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities which were all well-maintained. The place has two fenced dog runs, and there is a 1.5 mile fitness track with strength stations and a cactus garden at the back of the park. There was plenty of OATV and free park wifi. The Cantina opened during event weekends, serving up typical bar-type fare. It is a busy place since events are held every weekend, but if you're staying there you can often take advantage of the events, many free. A variety of racing tracks are located outside the fairgrounds (and can be heard during the day, but never at night.) If you leave during event weekends, be prepared for a possible line to get back in. We had mail/packages delivered several times with no problems, and the park hosts often brought it directly to our rig. Shopping and restaurants are 10 minutes away. It is an easy drive to Saguaro National Park, Mt. Lemmon/Santa Catalina Mountains, downtown Tucson, Tucson Mountain Park, and the Arizona Trail. We camped at Pima County Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
treeline section
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Picacho Peak State Park, Picacho, Arizona

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

For a southern Arizona state park in the winter and over the holidays, this one doesn't seem to get the push that others do, probably because it's not as close to shopping and amenities as some other parks. The entrance gate is a tight squeeze with a big rig, and the campground roads are narrow, but no real problem getting in and situated. Picacho only offers electric hookups, and the campground water supply was experiencing a high level of nitrates during our visit. Check ahead and plan accordingly since it will take them awhile to remedy that. It does not affect the showers, which were clean with lots of hot water. As with all the other AZ state parks, the bathroom buildings are not heated -- brrr! We were in the A loop, but all the loops have sites that offer nice views over the valley (albeit with Hwy 10 in view far below, but not audible) or the surrounding peaks. There are several hiking trails in the park, including the very challenging Picacho Peak summit. Many of the trails and paths do not require major hiking skills and can be enjoyed by everyone. There is fabulous OATV and great phone reception. The park offers Airebeam Internet, which is a paid service. If you have a hummingbird feeder, you won't be disappointed when you hang it out! We camped at Picacho Peak State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A16
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Catalina State Park, Tucson, Arizona

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

Almost every review we read about this park was positive, and this one won't be any different. It's close-in (major shopping directly across from park entrance) but still wild enough to feel secluded. Its popularity during the winter months usually requires booking up to a year in advance. The RV sites are paved, spacious and level, all with picnic tables and fire rings. (no ramadas) Although the park was full, the noise level was negligible. The park offers free wifi (spotty) and there is great OATV reception. The restrooms are clean, showers have plenty of hot water, but shower houses aren't heated, so stepping out is a bit chilly! The major attraction, in my opinion, are the numerous hiking trails within the park. They offer a great variety of terrain, difficulty, and length -- what more could you want?! It's simply a beautiful park. We camped at Catalina State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A42
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis, Texas

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Date of stay: Nov. 28 - Dec. 10, 2018 The sites at Davis are great, but if you're in a big rig, check them all before committing. Some reviews will tell you to select sites 1-16, and those are certainly more level, but a few weren't super long and some had tree impediments. The sites on the hill 17-2? were longer, but very unlevel, so be prepared for that. The sewer connection for many of them is also uphill from where your rig. Those are really the only negative things I can say about the park. It has great trails, fabulous bird blinds, great ranger- and volunteer-led nature and survival hikes, the showers were clean with plenty of hot water, there was free cable TV at the full hookup sites, free wifi (very spotty signal, and lots of great wildlife. The Indian Lodge, a state park within the state park, is a fully operational hotel, and its restaurant, The Black Bear is open for breakfast and lunch daily. The park is only five easy miles (by car or bicycle) from the town of Fort Davis where all amenities and some cute shops are located. The old fort is also a pretty and interesting place to visit and hike around for a nominal fee. The McDonald Observatory is nearby, and they offer weekly Star Parties with a nice outdoor presentation (bring a cushion for the stone benches if it's cold out) and telescope viewing. The dark skies of the park are wondrous themselves. While you won't get any phone reception in the campgrounds, a short drive up Skyline Drive to the top will yield great signal. We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Roper Lake State Park, Safford, Arizona

Date of Stay: December, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

The camp hosts, and there were more of them than campers at this time of year, said that December is a quietest month of the year here, and that proved to be very true for us. Site #15 faced the lake and offered great views through our windshield of all the birds. All the sites are very spacious and level. The park was very well-maintained and clean. The showers were large, clean, and had plenty of hot water, but the shower building itself was not heated, and it was warmer outside a few times than inside. The interior park trails are nicely kept, wide, with good walking surface (semi-packed sand) and pretty vegetation all around. The "island" area of the park is great, with a swimming beach area, though it was too cold for that during our stay, picnic ramadas, outdoor showers, horseshoe pits, and great views of the lake and surrounding mountains. There are several places to put in for boating/fishing. It was too chilly to kayak, but in warmer weather, I certainly would have. The natural hot tub, however, is no longer hot. The VC volunteer said it stopped working sometime within the last year, and they have no idea when or even if it will ever be hot again. Safford is a short drive from the park for all major amenities, and there is a large propane dealer along the way, as well. The lady working the office of the propane dealer sells her farm-fresh eggs, too! The Coronado N.F. is close for some good hiking opportunities. Inside the park we saw several water birds (blue heron, coots, egrets, ducks, mergansers), other birds (yellow-winged blackbirds, vermilion flycatcher, hawks), coyotes, and jackrabbits. We got three OTA TV channels, the park has free wifi (spotty), and we had 2-3 reliable bars of Verizon 4GLTE (good enough to stream on my phone.) We camped at Roper Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Stillwell Store and RV Park, Alpine, Texas

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

Stillwell's is an interesting place, and as the title of this review indicates, it is the only place to stay outside the east entrance to Big Bend Nat'l Park. It has easy access, and all options for hookups are available (full by the office, partial and dry in the area across the street known as The Strip which is a wide open level scrub dirt field). Most sites are pull-thrus. They have picnic tables, but when we visited, they were all stacked up as if for storage. I believe we could have brought one over to our site if we had wanted to. Some of the sites on that side had fire rings, and at the far end of the lot were several horse pens available (we saw a group with many horses stay for a few nights during our visit.) There are restrooms, showers, and a laundry room in buildings near the office/store, all of which are operational but very run-down and a wee bit gross. The showers had plenty of hot water. The washers and dryers, while located in what reminded me of someone's ramshackle basement, worked well. It was 1.25-1.50 to wash/dry, and I didn't need more than one dry cycle for a full load. **twice during our 10-day stay, the park's well pump went out, and we were without water for a one full and one partial day The park has free wifi which works the best the closer you are to the store but was still usable for us from across the road. We got no Verizon signal at all (good reception in the National Park, however.) There was no OTA TV or radio reception. The store/office had basic items, ice cream, and drinks for sale. They sell propane and gas. We did not visit the small Hallie Stillwell museum. There were never more than 10 campers there at any one time, all were well spread out, and it was very quiet both day and night. Stillwell's, despite its drawbacks, can't be beat especially for the price and its proximity to Big Bend. We camped at Stillwell Store and RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
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:

The stores at the Visitor Centers inside Big Bend N.P. are really quite good as far as what's in stock for supplies and food, even having some fresh produce at a couple of them. The gas prices inside BBNP are also very good.

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Seminole Canyon State Park, Comstock, Texas

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Date of stay: Nov. 11-17, 2018 We stayed in the Desert Vista CG, and we were fortunate that no one was placed in the site in front of us because we had a lovely view out the windshield. The CG road and sites were tight, but they had good space in between them with nice vegetation all around. This pretty park is on the smaller side as Texas State Parks go, but it has a bit of everything to keep you occupied. There is a nice nature trail with a bird blind, although we didn't spot any birds this trip. The VC looks small when you first step in, but actually has a large, winding exhibit space that is very nicely done. The staff and camp hosts were all helpful and friendly. There are several trails of varying length within the park, all easily accessed from the campgrounds or VC. While phone signal from your campsite will probably not happen for you, out on the trails, you will get good signal from Mexico (be sure your plan includes international roaming or keep your phones turned off!) There are ramadas, benches, and trash cans every mile along the trails. The pictograph boat tour was not available while we were there due to low water levels in the river. We signed up for and thoroughly enjoyed the pictograph cave tour, which is the only way visitors are able to access the canyon floor. The ranger who led the tour was very knowledgeable and interesting. Even if tours aren't normally your thing, we strongly recommend this one. The closest town Comstock is about a 10-15 minute drive away, and has only limited services. There is a P.O., small gas station and convenience store, and a diner or two. The night skies are amazing here. We camped at Seminole Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E16
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Lake Casa Blanca Intl. State Park, Laredo, Texas

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Date of stay: Nov. 1-11, 2018 Access to the park entrance is tricky because you have to be traveling NB/WB to be able to pull into the park entrance due to the highway configuration. Other than that, the roads and sites are fine for rigs of all sizes. Although we are not the pickiest when it comes to what we deem acceptable, we had been spoiled up until now with the quality of Texas State Parks. The park was less well-kept than the others. There are some hiking trails, some of which, however, were very overgrown and with the possibility of snakes, not really our cup of tea. This park is mostly used by local fisher people, and if you're not into that, there isn't very much to do here. Swimming is permitted, and the rangers said there was no problem with the safety of the water, but it didn't look very appealing for a swim. I did get out on my kayak once, though the wind was a challenge. There is plenty of roadway in the park for a decent bike ride. Being Texas in late fall, there were plenty of birds to see including green jays, caracara, and kiskadee. There are black witch moths, which are huge and interesting to see. We also saw deer, javelina, and a huge king snake. We joined the ranger one evening for a guided nature walk, which was very informative, and she did a good job of generating interest in the park. Shopping is convenient, phone (Verizon 4GLTE 4-5 bars) was strong, and the park's showers had plenty of hot water. We have the yearly Texas park pass to eliminate an extra per-day charge of $7 per person. While this is not a park we would actively seek to stay at again, it was quiet, and the price was right, and it was a good place to relax and get caught up on a few things. We camped at Lake Casa Blanca Intl. State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
118
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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