Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Majestic Oaks Family RV Park, Lake Ozark MO

Stay Date:  April 2009
Our Rating:  GOOD –9
We thoroughly enjoyed our three-day stay in this meticulously maintained park in the oak forest above Lake of the Ozark. The owners have completed significant work in improving the facility; 50amp sites are huge gravel pull-thrus with a picnic table. Although the WiFi reception was spotty from our location, the Cable TV was exceptionally clear, important since the heavy tree cover prevents satellite reception. Verizon cell and Aircard worked well. The park has nature trails through the woods, a pool, game lounge, and outdoor playground. Throughout the park seasonal campers have placed bird feeders and we watched hummingbirds and bluebirds from our site. Although there are some seasonal campers, their sites were very well maintained. All in all, this is a perfect destination for the area; quiet, peaceful, and extremely well maintained.  Very reasonable at $26/night.  Majestic Oaks Family RV Park

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Osage Prairie RV Park, Nevada MO

Stay Date:  April 2009
Our Rating:  GOOD – 7
This is a pretty basic overnight spot with good potential. We were met by the friendly and helpful owner who escorted us to our site and explained the hookups. The sites are back-to-back, but with few sites occupied we were able to use the entire length which gave us an 80' plus pull-through. The sites are dirt with grass islands, and fairly level. There is no cable and there are trees so ask for a clear site if you intend to use your satellite dish. Free WiFi was adequate, and Verizon cell and Aircard worked well.  There is some road and train noise, but not enough to be a distraction. The park is convenient to town and is fairly easy to access with a big rig. Nice folks and reasonably priced; we'd stay here again with the FMCA discount bringing the price to #20/night.  Osage Prairie RV Park

Friday, April 24, 2009

Western Star RV Ranch, Liberal KS

Stay Date:  April 2009
Our Rating:  GOOD –7
No grass, shade, or tables, but your $25 gets you a friendly greeting, good power and water, and a safe place to spend the night. Yes, the trains are noisy, but this is a park that doesn't claim to be a resort.  Basically a gravel parking lot with hookups.  Good Verizon Aircard and cell service. Easy in/out on a short gravel road. We'd stay here again if necessary.  No cable TV, but no trees, either.  Verizon cell and Aircard worked well.  Not many places out here, this is probably as good as it gets.  Western Star RV Ranch

All Seasons RV Park, Goddard KS

Stay Date:  April 2010
Our Rating:  GOOD – 7
This is an old KOA, most of which appears to be used by permanent residents. Sites for transients are just long enough for a 40' MH and tow, and are close together and facing in alternate directions. Dirt roads are tree lined, and some sites have trees that will impact slide-outs. When I mentioned to the owner/manager that a tree was very close to one of my slides, he was quick to visit the site and offered to cut the branch. No cable TV or WiFi, and getting a clear shot at the satellite may be difficult. The park is located in a residential area but is easy to access. The location is quiet and provides easy access to shopping and sightseeing around Wichita. $26/night with Good Sam discount.  All Seasons RV Park

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

American RV Park, Albuquerque NM

Stay Date:  Multiple, last stay April 2009
Our Rating:  GOOD – 10
This is our favorite park when visiting the Albuquerque area; professionally run, nicely lMH at ABQ andscaped, and fairly priced. We took advantage of the stay four nights/get one free which makes the stay very reasonable. Free WiFi worked well, good cable, and the free "continental" breakfast are great touches.  Trees may hamper use of a satellite dish.  Verizon cell and Aircard worked well.  Paved interior roads and fair sized level sites.   Road noise is noticeable at night but not too bad if running the air or fan and being close to I-40 allows easy access to town. A great park, we'll stay here again, although the rate keeps rising, currently $38/night.  American RV Park

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Isleta Lakes RV Park, Isleta Pueblo NM

Stay Date:  April 2009
Our Rating:  BAD - 6
This park has many attributes; good location, large, level sites with shelter and table, and access to a large casino and several fishing lakes. The free WiFi did not work well; however, Verizon service and Aircard were strong. The office staff was friendly and we appreciated the helpful security staff and the 24-hour gate at the entry. The drawback is the noise from trains. The park is adjacent to the stop for the Rail Runner express, which starts at 5:03 AM and runs every hour until after 8:00 PM. During the night, freight and Amtrak trains are frequent. All use their horns continually, and the noise is loud and obtrusive. Earplugs are mandatory for this to be a quality stay.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Birdwatcher’s RV Park, San Antonio NM

Stay Date:  April 2009
Our Rating:  GOOD – 7
Not many frills, but it is a decent value for the price. Sites were well spaced and level in the large gravel parking lot. Hookups were OK, there’s no cable but a clear shot at the satellite.  Verizon cell and Aircard worked well.  Convenient to Bosque del  Apache Wildlife Refuge.  There are lots of quail and singing Red-winged blackbirds in the evening.  Besides Bosque Del Apache, it's a nice trip (50 Miles) to the Very Large Array, which is worth the trip. Socorro, 10 miles away, has a small Super Wal-Mart and a very good brewery restaurant (Socorro Springs). The owner is friendly and aside from the occasional train, it's a quiet stay. We'd stay here again, a truly reasonable price of $23/night.  Birdwatcher’s RV Park

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Boot Hill RV Park, Alamogordo NM

Stay Date:  March 2009
Our Rating:  GOOD – 9
MH & Sierra Blanca This park has quickly become the class park of Alamogordo; spacious, well-laid out sites are separated by a rail fence, the facilities are immaculate, and the owners go out of their way to ensure a great stay. All gravel, no trees or tables yet, and the water is really hard; but these are offset by the easy access to local attractions and the family atmosphere. No cable TV but unobstructed view of the satellite.  Free WiFi worked well and Verizon cell and Aircard worked well also.  Besides White Sands NM, the Sacramento Mountains offer an observatory tour, large Indian Casino, shopping, and wildlife viewing. Three Rivers Petroglyph site, Valley of the Fires, and Lincoln Historic Site are all great spots to visit from the park. Free admission to musical events and the pot luck dinners where we made new friends were highlights of our visit. This is a nice park with likewise exceptional owners and a reasonable price of $28/night.  Boot Hill RV Resort