Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Campground review - Saddleback Mountain

Driving down a lonely stretch on Interstate 10 on our way to Guadalupe Mountains National Park, we found a Passport America campground (I have the IPhone App for PA). We had driven a long time the day before and spent the night in a Texas rest stop (free wifi!). But we wanted to stretch our legs so this little campground in Balmorea called Saddleback Mountain RV Park was better than it sounds. We also saw some fun looking quail in the park.

Nearby attractions - 5 - If you drive far enough you can reach Guadalupe and Big Bend National Parks, another state park and the McDonalds observatory.

Staff - 5 - Gas station employees take you cash and tell you to find a site.

Natural surroundings - 5 - This is a newer RV Park and it has very few young trees. A couple of blocks from the bay. Has the open field feel.

Value - 8 - We paid 10.00 for one night with our Passport America card.

Bathrooms - 2 - None, except at nearby gas station, which were yuck. No showers either.

Roominess - 7 - Not crowded and lots of room for the boys to explore. Plenty of room at the site too.

Facility fun - 5 - Small walking path nearby and nice views of mountains. There was a restaurant on site that I think is open during the summer months.

Cleanliness - 7 - Actually they really work hard to keep the park clean and all the desert plants well groomed.

Facility usefulness -3 - Gas station with some food on site.

Overall - 6 - OK stop for traveling lonely Interstate 10.

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