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Palestine RV Park

Palestine RV Park

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Location:  Palestine, Texas
Site Quality:  Asphalt roads through the park with gravel pads. Each site has a picnic table. 
Type:  Commercial
Access:  Take loop 256 to the South of Palestine then take Crockett Rd. (Hwy 287) South to County Road 147 then go East to the entrance to the park. CO147 is small with some low hanging trees but they were above our rig. Within the park the road was narrow but fine for our 41′ rig with caution.
Staff:  Angela is both the owner and park attendant. She was very helpful and friendly offering to even help us set up. She has put things around the park to make it homey.
Amenities:  Full hookups, bath house, laundry and restrooms.
Cellular/WiFi:  AT&T and Verizon 4 bars even without amplification. We got about 7 Mbps on AT&T and 21 Mbps on Verizon. My phone had lower data rates at about 6 Mbps. The park appeared to have WiFi but it was not advertised and it did not appear to be operational.
What we liked:  Surrounded by lots of trees, very nice area. Good opportunities for walking on the nearby country roads.
What we didn’t like: We did hear train whistles from a track about a mile away but it wasn’t too bad. After that one time we never heard one again. There had been a lot of rain and the sites had a lot of sand that was easily tracked into the rig.

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Shreveport / Bossier City KOA

Shreveport / Bossier City KOA

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Location:  Shreveport, Louisiana
Site Quality:  Asphalt roads throughout the park. Depending on the type of site reserved pads are either gravel or concrete. If it is going to rain, the premium sites with concrete pads would definitely be preferable here as many of the other sites were muddy. Each site has a table and chairs. 
Type:  Commercial
Access:  Easy access from Interstate Highway 20 on the East side of Shreveport. 
Staff:  The park attendant who checked us in was very helpful and friendly. 
Amenities:  Full hookups. Bath house at the main office. 24 hour laundromat at the park office. Small store and available propane on site. Two dog park areas, pool, playground and a pond. 
Cellular/WiFi:  AT&T and Verizon 4-5 bars even without amplification. We got just under 9Mbps both AT&T and Verizon. My phone had much higher data rates. The park had WiFi but we did not use it.
What we liked:  Surrounded by lots of trees so it felt like you were not in town.
What we didn’t like: Getting out of our site was a bit tight. The park is fairly close to IH20 so there was some road noise particularly outside. While inside it was not a problem.

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Rocky Point Park

Rocky Point Park

Rating: ⭐⭐
Location:  Texarkana, Texas
Site Quality:  Asphalt roads and pads throughout the park. 
Each site has a picnic table, grill, utility table and fire ring. 
Type:  Corps of Engineers
Access:  Easy access from highway 59 going south from Texarkana. The roads into the park should be thoroughly researched prior to arrival as it can be a bit difficult to go into the right one. Our navigation system showed roads that were not actually there.
Staff:  The park attendant who checked us in was very helpful and friendly. Beyond that we saw very little of the staff unlike recent parks we have stayed at where they were constantly busy.
Amenities:  Water and electric only in our site (C10). Three bath houses within the camping area.  Two of them were older and in need of some maintenance but the third was better. Dump station (2), Fishing pier, boat ramp and boat dock, playground, swim beach. 
Cellular/WiFi:  AT&T and Verizon 2 bars without amplification. With amplification it was 5 bars and we got 12.6 Mb on AT&T and 7 Mb on Verizon.
What we liked:  Large sites many with lake views. Nice lake and sunset views from our site. Satellite worked on site C10 but likely most other sites would not get reception due to trees.
What we didn’t like: No sewer hookup at site C10. Full sun in the late afternoon was very hot. Lots of bugs – particularly love bugs, mosquitos and gnats. A bit pricey for not having full hookups ($26 per night). Our fire pit was left full of trash from a prior camper including beer cans, plastic oil containers, etc. The staff here didn’t seem to do any cleaning after each campsite was vacated – this seems to be something we consistently notice at the COE parks we have visited. Grass around the site needed to be mowed.

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Camelot Village RV Park

Camelot Village RV Park

Rating:  
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

Rating:  
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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