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almcc

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Each winter we transit Texas on the way to southern California and return.

We are finding it difficult to find good campgrounds with the increased oilfield activity, we used to stay at Horseshoe RV park (formerly RL), it was full of oilfield workers and trashed. A park in Cisco was no better.

I would appreciate some recommendations for better parks. How is the KOA in Abilene?





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We were through that area this summer and we stopped in at Monahans Sandhills State Park near Monahans, TX for a long evening and an overnight. The park had plenty of openings without a reservation. It is a basic campground as the sites only have electric and water but the sand dunes were beautiful. We had a really good time and relaxed on the dunes while waiting for the sunset. It was kind of like a mini White Sands National Monument. We will certainly overnight there again when we are in the area.





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Thanks, we are also familiar with Monahans, we stayed there after the stop at Cisco. Because they don't have sewer it's not popular with the oilfield workers although there were a couple of "permanents" with those sewer blue tanks underneath their trailers.

I'm looking for campsite recommendations east of there

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I saw you mentioned Cisco, Check Buck Creek RV in Abilene.
https://www.goodsam.com/campgrounds-rv-parks/texas/abilene/buck-creek-rv-park-260001445/

* This post was edited 11/15/19 08:35pm by Edd505 *


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Try Hat Creek RV Park in Big Spings. It is a Passport America park and has some pull throughs for overnight PPA members. Lots of speed bumps, but just take your time. Onsite office does pizza and deliver to rig. We stopped there last summer.

We also stop on the way across in Van Horn at the KOA, pricey but my hubby likes the little cafe for breakfast in the morning. Also an easy run from there to Deming, NM


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We use Passport America parks for our 1 night stops. Last winter we spent a night in Big Spring at Hat Creek RV Park for $17.50 and jumped across the Midland area to Van Horn and Desert Willow RV Park for $14 a night. These aren't fancy parks but we're only there to rest up for the night. From there it to Bowie, AZ and spent the night at Dwayne's Fresh Jerky for under $17/night. While in Bowie, stop at a little restaurant just up the road called "Rafter G Restaurant". It's probably the newest building in town and the only restaurant around.


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I-20 in west Texas is a long, long road. Is there a certain area you're trying to stop at?
Generally from west of Odessa to almost Colorado City, almost all the sites will probably be filled with oilfield.

If you can get to Ft Davis State Park, it would be a plus. Try to spend a couple of days if possible. A lot of stuff to do and the hidden gem in that part of the state.


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patperry2766 wrote:

I-20 in west Texas is a long, long road. Is there a certain area you're trying to stop at?
Generally from west of Odessa to almost Colorado City, almost all the sites will probably be filled with oilfield.

If you can get to Ft Davis State Park, it would be a plus. Try to spend a couple of days if possible. A lot of stuff to do and the hidden gem in that part of the state.


Sorry for the lack of detail.

You are right, I-20 is a long road! In transiting Texas we stop in Mt Pleasant, Ranger, Monahans, Van Horn then we make it to Deming NM. We have a "one tank a day" rule so we are looking at parks around Ranger, that's why I was asking about the Abilene KOA or other parks that aren't full of oilfield workers.

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Lake Leon/Eastland

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Thanks to Patperry and everyone else for the suggestions for the parks, we will check them out on our return in the spring.

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