We arrived on July 6th and were blessed to get the very last open site in the park. It is located on HWY 550 about 45 miles south of Silverton. Lots of land around. Very peaceful setting. The staff are exceptionally helpful and courteous, and serve an all you can eat pancake, biscuits and gravy, bacon and scrambled eggs breakfast for $6.95. I must admit I wasn't overly impressed with the breakfast, but, if you don't feel like cooking, take them up on theirs. The park is extremely family oriented with playground, pool, and walking areas. The staff will even walk your dog for you! Two outings per day for $10.00/day. I enjoyed my visit here, and would come back in a heartbeat!
We stayed here one night, and did not use the swimming pool, restrooms, and showers. This is an older park with few shady spots, and the sites surrounding ours were gravel. The staff was very gracious and friendly. The park was nice and clean. The price was right for us. The initial rate was $33.00, but we received a Good Sam Club discount of $3.30, leaving us with a bill of $29.70 before tax.
This is a large RV Park with many empty, shadeless sites. It is located on Nine Mile Hill and is exactly nine miles south west of downtown Albuquerque. We arrived on July 11, 2012 and spent 5 nights here. There are many pull through sites with concrete pads and gravel passageways between the sites. We had specifically requested a shady spot, but were directed to one sheltered by an anemic and leafless tree. The shade is sparse to non-existent. We stayed here when it was 100+ degrees outside and could really have used more shade. I checked the box indicating that shade sites were available, but most sites had no shade...at...all... I had some trouble with the wi-fi internet connectivity, so ended up using my own Verizon air card.
This park is located 15 minutes from downtown Branson. The owners are very friendly, happy to help. There are 4 pull throughs with wide, paved pads and each has a lovely paved patio with table and chairs. All sites in the park cost the same. The back in sites are set amidst mature trees and are all paved. The pool is huge! It is clean, clear and a wonderful respite from the heat. The owners even provide pool toys and floating devices for your pleasure. While here, we visited Dolly Parton's Texas Stampede and went on the "Ducks." Both are GREAT family entertainment! I would most definitely stay here again. A great experience!
The daily rate quoted is based on the KOA Rewards Card. This KOA is located in Brookline, south west of Springfield, and is next to train tracks. The trains travel by regularly, blowing their air horns as they pass the park. We were also in the flight path of the airport, so at times it can be a bit noisy. There is a small family swimming pool, and a playground for the youngsters. Plenty of shade from mature trees lends a bit of a rustic setting. We had terrible problems with the electricity going out, and had to switch sites. The new site ended up having the same type of power outages. I believe there just wasn't enough electrical supply for the park. We were having a major heat wave, and even though the park was probably only half occupied, all travelers had their air conditioners going 24/7. I would be hard pressed to stay here again. Not much bang for your buck here.
The pull thru rate used is for Good Sam members. Each site has full hookup, with both back-in and pull-through available. There were shade trees. We were able to pull our 36' motor home onto a pad easily, and were able to drive forward through our site when we departed. Getting to this RV park was a challenge if you use maps.google.com... We only stayed one night, and thought the park was a bit overpriced.
We stayed three days and found it to be a so-so campground that is way overpriced. The rate was for KOA members. The cable connection kept cutting out and the Wi-Fi was almost non-existent. There were shade trees, but the park was pretty much forgettable. We would not come back to this campground.
The pull through rate used is for Good Sam members. Marina Bay is about 1 mile from downtown Kemah where the shops are located, and Target, Home Depot, and Pier 1 Imports are just down the street. The hosts are very friendly, and very helpful in providing direction to the RV Park. It also has free cable and free Wi-Fi, although staying connected to the Wi-Fi for more than a few minutes at a time was a real challenge. Each site has full hookup, with both back-in and pull-through available. The sites are narrow, but paved and level, most with a small picnic table on a narrow strip of grass that divide the sites. My husband and I stayed in the Adult section (site #122). There were no shade trees to speak of, just a few anorexic palms. The sites are a bit cramped, but do-able. Most people used the back-in sites, but we chose a pull through because of the generous and very pretty lake view. There were a few unoccupied sites between us and the lake, otherwise our view would have been blocked by other campers. We were able to pull our 36' motor home onto a pad easily, and were able to drive forward through our site when we departed. There is a very nice play pool in the adult section (37 sites), one in the cabin section (34 sites), and one large pool in the family section (202 sites). There is only one dumpster in the adult section, and it is located up near the office, and only one dumpster is located in the family section. A rather long dog walk is provided along the shore of the lake. Hwy 146 South is less than a mile away, and it's about 25 miles to Galveston. The RV park is excellently maintained, and we would visit it again. I rated it a 9 because of the poor Wi-Fi connection. Everything else was a 10.
Laguna Shores Village is about 20 miles from downtown Corpus Christi, where the USS Lexington, Art Museum, and Aquarium are located. The hosts are very friendly, and the RV park provides a very Nice view of Laguna Madre. It also has free cable and Wi-Fi, and each site has full hookup. The website offers "landscaped grounds, palm & other shade trees and views of charming hummingbirds as they zip around the beautiful flowers of the thriving hibiscus garden." I saw none of these among the RV sites. The sites are narrow, but paved, most with a small picnic table on a narrow strip of grass. The sites are a bit cramped, but do-able. We were able to pull our 36' motorhome onto a pad because the site behind us was empty and we drove thru it to get to our site, and were still able to drive forward through our site when we departed. There is no pool, nor is there a playground. I think the rate was a bit pricey for what we got.