A key factor in planning an RV road trip is selecting RV parks and resorts.
If you’re looking for a five-star RV resort with all the amenities including 50-amp electric, water, sewer, cable TV, and Wi-Fi, there are several things to consider before making your decision.
An earlier post on Vogel Talks RVing detailed the nine characteristics of a five-star RV resort: quality customer service, adequate space between sites, pull-through sites that are spacious and well maintained, utilities are centrally located and up to date, quality Internet at all sites, convenient way to dispose of trash, clean and well-maintained laundry facilities, picnic tables, and pet area.
During the past several years we’ve had the pleasure of staying at numerous 5-star RV resorts. In earlier posts we detail five such parks. In today’s post we offer five more memorable RV resorts.
Hollywood Casino RV Park, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Hollywood Casino RV Park is big-rig friendly featuring 80 back-in sites and 14 back-to-back pull-through sites. Our site backs to a treed area on a bayou and is in the 55-60 foot range with 50/30-amp electric service, water, sewer, and cable TV (42 channels). Wi-Fi works well from our site; no problem locating satellite.
All interior roads and sites are concrete. Site amenities include metal picnic table and BBQ grill on concrete slab and garbage canister. Upon arrival one is directed to the laundry room with instructions to phone casino hotel registration who dispatches security to unlock electric service. Complete registration later at hotel registration. As with other casino RV parks, pay upon check-out.
Lakeside RV Park, Livingston, Louisiana
Easy-on, easy-off, Lakeside RV Park is big-rig friendly with back-in and pull-through sites. Our back-in site is in the 55-60 foot range with 50/30-amp electric service, water, and sewer centrally located.
No cable TV. Wi-Fi (Tengo) works well from our site; no problem locating satellite. All interior roads and sites are concrete. Site amenities include picnic table and fire pit.
Gulf Coast RV Resort, Beaumont, Texas
Easy-on, easy-off, Gulf Coast RV Resort is big-rig friendly with pull-through sites in the 60-65 foot range with 50/30-amp electric service, water, and sewer centrally located. No cable TV. Wi-Fi works well from our site (#28); no problem locating satellite.
All sites are pull-through; sites #115 through 125 are 75 feet in length and sites #75 through 83 are in the 90 foot range. All interior roads and sites are concrete. Site amenities include well-maintained picnic table.
Hacienda RV and Rally Resort, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Easy-on, easy-off Hacienda RV and Rally Resort is a big rig friendly park with 50/30 amp electric service, water, sewer, and cable TV located center to rear of site. After unhooking the toad we situate our motorhome toward the rear of our 75-foot pull-through site. Paved streets and gravel sites with landscaped privacy dividers. Wi-Fi works reasonably well most of the time.
Butterfield RV Resort and Observatory, Benson, Arizona
A 5-star park, Butterfield RV Resort and Observatory is a 55+ park with pull-through and back-in sites. Our back-in site (#120) is 55 feet in length and over 30 feet in width. 50/30-amp electric service, water, sewer, and cable TV are located near the rear of the site. Wi-Fi is slow at our site due to heavy usage with the park being full and distance from a tower. The park is clean and well maintained. Interior roads are asphalt; back-in sites are gravel with pull-through sites asphalt. The park is easy-on easy-off (I-10 at Exit 304, south one-half mile on Ocotillo Avenue) and is conveniently located immediately behind Safeway and in close proximity to downtown. The highest rated park in Benson we’re pleased with Butterfield and would return.
Vogel Talks RVing selected this list of 5 Star RV resorts from parks personally visited.
Please Note: This is part of an ongoing series on 5 Star RV Resorts
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