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1 through 10... 1 being DO NOT STAY HERE EVER and 10 THIS PARK IS HEAVEN!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Midessa Oil Patch RV Park ~ Odessa, Texas

Description:  The park offers 133 RV sites, many of which can accommodate pull-thrus and big rigs. Midessa Oil Patch RV Park also offers five rental cabins.  The only problem we found was that the water in this park is not drinkable however they give you cases of water for drinking and cooking (as much as you need). 
Full hook-ups include water, sewer, and 30 & 50 amp electric service, WiFi & Cable TV. 

>> WiFi
>> Cable TV
>> Pets Welcome
>> Playground
>> Pool
>> Pet Playground
>> Laundry
>> Convenience Store
>> Dump Station
>> Propane
>> Pull through sites

DirectionsFrom I-20 Take Exit 126 ~ Follow the Blue Camping Signs!

Web Sitehttp://www.midessaoilpatchrvpark.com/default.asp?file=Home

Rate:  Camping rates are based on two guests. Children age 6 and under are no charge.
Park honors Good Sam Discount
>Basic Water/Electric - Tent only sites Daily - $25.00 >Standard Full Hookup with 20/30 amp Electric Daily - $33.00>Deluxe Full Hookup with 50 amp Electric Daily - $33.00

Date of Stay:  May 18th, 2013 (7 nights)
Sites: Sites are very level pull throughs ~ FHU ~ complete with shady trees, picnic tables, and lots of grass! Wi-Fi wireless Internet service and cable TV hook-ups.  We camped on Site 72...

Weather During Stay: Very warm but the low humidity & wind kept it from feeling to hot

Phone/TV/Internet: Our Verizon MiFi card and phone worked really good.  Also our AT&T phone also had good reception.  We were able to get Satellite TV with our roof top antenna (Direct TV) but the park had cable if you wanted.

Elevation/Landscape:  Some trees and normal Texas vegetation and as level ground as can be...

Lighting/Noise: Park is well lit at night and the noise level is relatively quiet. 

Hiking/Walking/Biking: The Comanche Trail Park features a 3.5 mile paved trail highlighting the unique wildlife and varied bird species. Sherwood Park & Woodson Park both offer family aquatic centers with waterslides, lap pools, and water playgrounds.

Things to See & Do:  Odessa offers plenty of recreation and leisure for visitors. Unique museums include The Presidential Museum, The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, and even a meteor crater site. Historical sites vary from the World's Largest Jack Rabbit to a replica of the original Stonehenge. Nearby 5 golf courses offer beautiful courses for the pro or novice. The city also features nearly 14 city parks and walking trails, an ideal way to spend an afternoon and enjoy the sunny weather. Tennis courts, ball fields, basketball courts, and volleyball are also available at most of the parks.
Rating: 7.5  Only because we called weeks ahead for a site for 6 weeks and they couldn't seem to put us up for that long even thought there were spaces empty while we were there.  Also the bad water had a little to do with it even though you are pretty much told not to drink the water in any park.  Do you think it could have something to do with all the oil well digging????

Have Fun & Travel Safe

Friday, May 17, 2013

Cactus Rose ~ Mingus, Texas

Description:  I can't even begin to tell you how impressed we were with this wonderful little RV Park that packed a BIG punch.  We had boondocked in a Wally World the night before we got here and was well on our way to our destination Midland, Texas... We decided to look for a park for the night and found this one in our Passport America book.  The owners/managers are Jack and Rhonda Haynes who were very friendly and was there to help you with whatever you needed... We were so relaxed at this RV park we stayed an extra night.

  • 13 Full Hookup Sites (20/30/50/Amp)
  • Most sites are Pull-Thru
  • Clean Restrooms/Showers (Handicapped Accessible)
  • Brand New Laundry Facility (Coin-Op)
  • Western Designed Group Room
  • Large Shaded Patio Areas
  • Lagoon Style Pool w/walk-in beach
  • Barbeque Pits & Picnic Tables
  • Sheriff's Office
  • Music Everywhere (1610 AM)
  • Gift Shop/Texas Souvenirs
  • RV Supplies
  • 5 Tent Sites
  • Wi-Fi
  • On Site Management

  • Directions:  Easy On/Off of I-20 exit 370 in Mingus, Texas.  Park is on the south side of the interstate.

    Web Sitehttp://www.cactusroserv.com/

    Rate: We paid $15 per night (PA discount)

    Date of Stay: May 17th, 2013 ~ 2 nights
    Sites: FHU with 20-30-50 amps ~ The sites solid & level with a cement patio  ~ We stayed on site 14 ~ all sites were nice and most of them pull throughs.

    Weather During Stay: Very warm with a breeze that kept it comfortable enough to sit outside and visit the pool.

    Phone/TV/Internet: We had Verizon phone coverage ~ excellent satellite TV with our roof top antenna (Direct TV) ~ free wifi which was pretty good and some sites have cable TV.
    Elevation/Landscape: Typical Texas terrain with trees and beautiful cactus plants.

    Lighting/Noise:  Even though it is right off of I-20 the night time noise was not bad at all.  The park is well lit.

    Hiking/Walking/Biking: No place to really walk since it is such a small park.

    Things to See & Do
  • Thurber Ghost Town
  • Thurber Historical Association
  • Palo Pinto Lake
  • Tac-Pro Shooting Range
  • Ancient Art Soap Company
  • Dreamer Candles
  • Ranger College
  • Ranger Oil Boom Museum
  • W.K. Gordon Museum
  • Thurber Historical Village

  • Rating:  We loved this park and I am stepping out to say I would rate it a 9.0

    Sit back & enjoy a beautiful sunset
    Have Fun & Travel Safe