We don't often stay in commercial RV parks for shorter stays. They are too often laid out like parking lots, with little privacy between closely spaced sites; and they tend to be more expensive than the public parks we favor. In this case, however; we wanted to ride the Frisco Highline rail-trail, and the only campground nearby was a commercial one, Red Cedar RV Park. The reviews were positive, but we pulled in with some trepidation, as it was behind a rather modest motel, and we weren't sure what to expect.
We were relieved to see that this park was quite nice, very clean and well-maintained. Sure, it was basically a parking lot, but at least there was grass, and it was neat and tidy. The bath house was large, modern, and clean. We didn't need it, but I did peer inside. There were a couple of washers and dryers that worked well. This is a plus of a commercial parks, as very few public parks offer laundry facilities, and we needed to do a couple of loads.
We had made advance reservations since we'd be staying over a weekend, and it was a good thing we did. This park caters to longer-term stays (weeks or months), and all of the perimeter back-in spots were full. The few pull-through sites for transients were at near capacity: there was only one free spot on two of our three nights, and all sites were full on the Saturday night we were there.
The nightly price of $26.50 before our 10% Good Sam discount was not bad at all for a spot with full hookups (electricity, water, and sewer), and best of all, there was fast (4G LTE) wi-fi that worked well. We were able to use that rather than burn through any of our Verizon data allotment for the month. Sweet!
The very best park of the park was this dog park, where we could let Paisley off leash to burn off some of her energy for awhile each day. She just loved it. We would only go in when no other dogs were using the park, since she doesn't always love other dogs, but solo, it was her perfect puppy playpen!
Another plus of the park: it was only a short walk down the road to a great barbeque place, Boones BBQ Barn. On our last night, we walked down and brought back pulled chicken with sides of smoked beans and sweet potato casserole. Oh, and the cobbler of the day, blackberry. Not the healthiest meal, but oh so yummy.
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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