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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

Lathrop State Park, Walsenburg, Colorado

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $20.00
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This is a beautiful State Park in Colorado with lovely, clear lake waters for swimming and boating. The sites are clean, paved and level. Each camping loop is well marked and generously spaced for a relatively private camping experience. The bathrooms were clean and well lit at night. Filling up our 37 ft. 5th wheel with water was no problem and the sewer dump station was designed with easy access for a big rig like ours. The only complaint we had was the staff inside the office/check in area were so unfriendly that they never even smiled. However, the educational displays inside the ranger station were impressive and are influential for children and adults alike. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

Monte Verde RV Camp, Angel Fire, New Mexico

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $33.00
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Look no further for an excellent location to stay when you are in your RV in the area of beautiful Angel Fire and Eagle's Nest. The owners are so very helpful and sincere. They even help back you into your site, they recycle, offer advise to the areas best local hiking and any other interests one might have. This is a very pet friendly place where good dogs can run off leash to their hearts content in very large, unfenced, pet specific areas. The park sites are level, very well kept, on gravel with grass sitting areas. The common area is pet free and offers clean picnic tables and several large shade trees to enjoy. We found the park to be very quiet at night with several Elk sightings in the early morning hours. There are lovely views in every direction and many, happy repeat campers. We camped at Monte Verde RV Camp in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

Taos Valley RV Park & Campground, Taos, New Mexico

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $32.00
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Nothing fancy, but packed with a friendly, helpful staff and site options to suit every size rig. The sites were all level, although on coarse gravel and mostly small. We loved site #2, #53 and #80 because they offer a bit more room to set up chairs. Site #53 was large enough to set up our dog pen under the big shade tree. Without a doubt, this park is the nicest in Taos and 2 miles from downtown. The sun set views are excellent and the nights were very peaceful and quiet. We are avid cyclists and we really enjoyed this entire area! We will be back again! We camped at Taos Valley RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

Trailer Ranch RV Park (55+ Park), Santa Fe, New Mexico

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

A decent park for your Santa Fe adventures. Just to be very very clear about this park's pet "friendliness" status. This is not a park where dogs would enjoy. They are not allowed on any grass, whatsoever and so you are left to walk only on the asphalt. The "pet area" is dusty and dirty. The off leash section is riddled with cactus and even more dirt. My poor dog had over 200 quills stuck in her legs, chest and paws. The staff apologized and said they would put up a warning sign on the outside of the pen (at my request) to at least warn others dog owners of the danger. I understand some dogs are used to cactus, but my east coast girls were not. No one I spoke with felt comfortable using the park for their dogs either. This park is beautifully maintained, the staff was OK, the pool was clean. Laundry was $1.00; they only have 2 washers and two dryers, but they offer great big outside dry lines complete with close pins. This is the nicest RV park in Santa Fe - 4 miles from downtown. We did find a very nice, open, unfenced off leash dog park (Frank Ortiz Off Leash Dog Park) that was 5 miles away that offered excellent views of Santa Fe and good spot to hike, walk or jog with or without your dog in a friendly, off leash enviroment. The sites with grass are very very tight. Save your money and get a standard site that is wider and still has shade. We camped at Trailer Ranch RV Park (55+ Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

Brantley Lake State Park, Carlsbad, New Mexico

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $14.00
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We arrived to this very clean, well kept state park for a one night stop and decided to stay longer. The very helpful staff is on call 24 hours a day and a ranger came by later to check on us after we came in. We stayed in the overflow parking lot as it was very dark and we couldn't see our way around very well. We thought we would only stay one night, however, in the morning we found very clean facilities, lake access for the dogs to enjoy a swim after a long walk and an open 50 amp site that overlooked the big lake- all for $14. This is the desert, so everything is dry and dusty, but the RV campground is fully paved for nice walking and trips to the showers. Ice is for sale in the ranger office. There was good bird watching and the sunset/sunrise was stunning. Very quiet at night and friendly camp hosts made the short stay quite enjoyable. We are glad we stayed an additional day. Half of the RV sites are first come, first served and have hookups. The other 25 sites are reservations only, but if you get there and they are open, you may camp there. The Park also has a lot of space for some awesome "primitive" camping that is lake front and several spots would be accesible with a small RV. We would camp again in the RV campground. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

Cross Creek RV Park & Campground, Lake Ozark, Missouri

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $32.00
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I wish this park would not claim that that they have a lake as there is only a big pond. It is a big pond good for kids that want to paddle around in a rental boat but this is by no means a lake. The pool is very nice and so is the staff. They have clean restrooms, a little grocery store and a mini golf course. It's a very family friendly park. The hiking is limited. We stayed here in a 32 ft 5th wheel and as we entered the park, we would have died if we would have followed the GPS. After calling the park to clarify where to go exactly, we found that the only entrance to this RV park is down another VERY long, steep grade. This park is well off the beaten path of town and if we had not had 4 wheel drive, we would not have been about to get out up the VERY steep, gravel driveway. We loved Ha Ha Tonka State Park for its hiking but next time we are in this neck of the woods, we will camp at Lake of the Ozarks State Park. We camped at Cross Creek RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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