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“Almost deserted in January. Overpriced”

Lake Colorado City State Park
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We stayed for a couple nights while in route to Arizona for an extended stay. There were only a couple campers in the entire park so it was pretty quiet. There is a hiking trail along the lake, not a mile long but a nice walk. The prettiest camp spots are down by the cabin rentals they have but they are primitive with no hookups. There are water hookups with the electrical sites but no on site sewer hookups. The water is a nasty brown color and I had to change my whole house water filter after using it for two days. I thought the campsite was reasonably priced until they added $8 extra for the two of us. If the water had been clean it would maybe have been worth it. The bath houses were old and badly needed some cleaning and updating. Probably would not stop again. There was a lot of broken glass all along the lake shore so it would not be safe for swimming. The boat dock was closed when we were there so we could not sit by the water. There is a gas power plant across the lake that is rarely operating but normally in standby.

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

The lake itself is not all that beautiful. It has a hydroelectric plan right on the lake. However, the employees are super nice, and the facility itself is nicely kept. Our campsite has water and the bathroom was kept warm on cold days. Most of the campground we looked at has a burn ban, but this park still allows us to have a campfire which was fun for our kids.

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Reviewed 2 December 2016

We stopped at this park as we camped across Texas. Really enjoyed the fact that it was out of the way and secluded. We stayed at an electric site at the back end of the park and had the place to ourselves. Very quiet and enjoyable. The town of Colorado City is small with a lot of charm - there are a number of downtown shops and we happened to catch a flea market where we bought some fresh produce. One note about the park - all of the grass areas have stickers( called Goatheads) and they will get everywhere and our dogs got to where they would not even venture into the grass due to the stickers.

3  Thank Chiliagon
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

We needed a place to stay along I-20 from North Texas to New Mexico and this was a very nice place to stay. October is the off season and the park was very quiet, we got a spot right on the lake. There is considerable cactus and brush along the edge, so you don't wander down to the lake but we saw a lot of birds and they were all singing at sunrise. The park staff was very nice, I would stay here again.

1  Thank holicow
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

We took our toddlers here twice. I would not pay for a day pass. It is really only worth it if you want to camp as there wasn't that much to too or see. There was a burn ban, but most people were hacking off pieces of trees and burning anyways, which I found disappointing. But there was a lot of space for our kids to run. We can back for Easter camping and had an egg hunt, that was fun. The campsites were very clean and most of the property is mowed. Its isn't very dark there, as there is some plant or facility on the other side of the lake. The bathrooms were dirty and needed serious scrubbing, but the water was hot and the toilets flushed, so it was fine with some shower shoes. It is on our way home to OKC from West Texas, so we will definitely stay again, but probably not for more than one night.

1  Thank Jacqueline C
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