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Camelot Village RV Park

Camelot Village RV Park

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Location:  Lubbock, Texas
Site Quality:  Large pull thru spots with picnic tables.
Type:  Mostly long term residents with 6 spots for overnighters.
Access:  Just off loop 289 at 34th St. Easy access for big rigs. The turn into the park could be difficult depending on traffic as you have to get over 3 lanes right after the turn westbound on 34th St.
Staff:  Friendly and helpful.
Amenities:  Showers and restrooms, swimming pool, picnic tables at each site. Most long term residents have a storage shed at each site. Mail service for long term residents.
Cellular/WiFi:  AT&T and Verizon 4 bars. No WiFi.
What we liked:  Quiet, peaceful atmosphere. Felt safe and secure (although note comment below). Spacious, pull-thru sites. Concrete pads and driveways.
What we didn’t like:  Our car alarm went off at 2AM on the first night. We suspect this was likely kids looking for something although nothing was taken and no damage was done to the truck. There are no trees in the short term area so it stayed really hot – not ideal for west Texas in the summer.

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Ole Towne Cotton Gin RV Park

Ole Towne Cotton Gin RV Park

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Location:  Goodlett, Texas
Site Quality:  Nice pull thru spots with crushed granite pads.
Type:  Mostly short term overnight stays.
Access:  Just off highway 287, 21 miles East of Childress. Easy access for big rigs.
Staff:  Very friendly and hospitable staff, particularly the owner. Online reservations.
Amenities:  Showers and restrooms, swimming pool, picnic tables at most sites. Mini store on site. Cotton Gin with some equipment to look at, now used as a common area which was great for Anna to use while I took my class A driving test in Childress. Covered outdoor seating areas also available.
Cellular/WiFi:  Good Verizon and AT&T (4 bars without booster). WiFi was available but we did not use it.
What we liked:  Friendly staff. Easy pull-thru sites. Cotton Gin and common areas.
What we didn’t like:  Some road noise from hwy 287 and train tracks across the highway.

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Hords Creek Lake – Lakeside Campground

Hords Creek Lake – Lakeside Campground

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Location:  Coleman, Texas
Site Quality:  Nice large spots available with most if not all having large trees to provide shade at least over the picnic table area. Limited 50A sites.
Type:  Short term, US Army Corps of Engineers
Access:  Just off highway 153, 8 miles West of Coleman. Easy access for big rigs.
Staff:  Gate attendant was helpful. Online reservations.
Amenities:  Showers and restrooms, fishing pier, swimming area, covered picnic tables and fire rings or grills at most sites.
Cellular/WiFi:  AT&T Ok with booster. No Verizon at all. No WiFi.
What we liked:  Quiet, peaceful atmosphere. Secure, gated park. Nice breeze while we were there. Spacious, pull-thru sites. Asphalt pads and driveways. Lots of stars visible in the dark sky. Abundant wildlife.
What we didn’t like:  No Verizon service. Weekends more crowded. Some sites did not have walkways to the picnic tables because they needed to be farther away to be under trees.

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Longhorn Caverns

Longhorn Caverns

A day trip to Longhorn Caverns State Park in Burnet, TX.  The park is a remembrance of the history of the area and our country as well as a National Natural Landmark. We explored the park with structures built during the CCC and appreciated the natural beauty.  The caverns are amazing massive underground caves.  We went on a cave tour and learned all about the history and legends as well as enjoying the cool temperatures on such a hot day.

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Rio Bonito Cabin and RV Park

Rio Bonito Cabin and RV Park

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Location:  Liberty Hill, Texas
Site Quality:  Nice large spots most having cedar trees to provide shade.
Type:  Almost all long term
Access:  Only one of the three routes to get to the park is good for a larger unit (3405 to 257 to 256). Once in the park access via the middle entrance allows good access to all of the sites.
Staff:  The staff here was fantastic and took good care of us throughout our stay.
Amenities:  Laundry room(2), Pool, Community Center, Walking trails, Playground, Picnic Tables at Site
Cellular/WiFi:  AT&T and Verizon was Ok in certain places. From site 36, a cellular booster was needed. WiFi seemed slow and we never used it.
What we liked:  Sense of community, friendly neighbors. Mail and package service for longer term visitors. Quiet, peaceful atmosphere. Secure, gated park.
What we didn’t like:  Cellular service is sporadic.

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