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Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Gulf Coast RV Park office, the view out of our front window. Our Opinion: Recommend (for a night or two).  Big pull-throughs and convenient access make this a good overnight stop along I-10.

Date of Stay: February 23, 2010

Weather During Stay:  Cold and rainy.

Site Description: We were in site 80, a long pull-through facing the office and park entrance.  All 125 sites in this park are just the same: the parking area is a narrow concrete slab with a small attached patio with picnic table.  Grass borders each site - this time of year, deep, muddy tire tracks attest to the perfect aim needed to maneuver onto the narrow slab.  Sites are level, roads are paved. All sites have FHU, 30/50 amps. 

The office includes a sparsely stocked “store”, and there is a small pool adjacent, with patio chairs.  I didn’t check the laundry room.  Two treadmills are squeezed into a tiny library.

Site 80, Gulf Coast RV Park Rate: Gulf Coast RV Resort participates in Camp Club USA, so we paid half the normal rate: $17.50 vs. $35/night.

Phone/radio/TV: Great Verizon service for phones and aircard.  Basic, 13-channel cable TV is provided, as is free WiFi - and nice, strong signal where we are, near the office.  No obstacles for our satellite TV; we didn’t check the antenna. NPR on 91.3.

Elevation/landscape/Terrain: This is a flat campground not much above sea level.  Views are of neighboring RV’s and the park buildings, with Interstate 10 not so far away.  Well-maintained grass and common areas.

Lighting/noise: Lots of tall streetlights in this park, but they are pleasingly dim.  Not too bad.  Noise from I-10 would be a major annoyance with the windows open.  On a cold, rainy night, it was not an issue.

Empty pull through site Favorite Sites: All the same, although we did like the convenient up-front location of site 80 - we liked watching other rigs arrive.

Hiking/Walking: Laps around the park - or walk on the new treadmills.

Comments:  This park makes a convenient stop along I-10.  With the Camp Club USA discount, the price is reasonable for the amenities.  This is our third stay - once again, one night and we are on our way.  This year, unusually rainy, the paved streets and concrete slabs are much appreciated.  If you like BBQ, don’t miss Willy Ray’s, a 5-6 mile drive into Beaumont.

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