Updated: Mar 12
Hello Readers, welcome back or if you are new here, thanks for stopping by! I love sharing with you the cool spots around the U.S. for RV’ers that I have personally experienced. I share to help you find out if this is the perfect campground to stay at while visiting Texas. I will be talking about the Dallas Texas KOA (Kampgrounds of America).
There are over 22.5 million tourists visiting Dallas, TX each year. There is so much to do here and you will need a place to stay right!? This is a KOA which is franchise of privately owned campgrounds around the U.S. It is a great option to consider, because they make reserving and staying in the park a breeze. I will be covering cost, amenities within the park, and a few things to do close by and the overall feel of the campground. Before I begin, always look up the campgrounds website, read Google reviews and search for YouTube videos or blogs about the campground you would like to stay at to get a bigger picture of what it will be like staying in there. As always, travel long, travel happy!
First and foremost, this campground is located in Arlington Texas, right between Dallas and For Worth. This is a very convenient spot to visit two major cities for pleasure or business. For us personally, we chose this campground for its convenience of being so close to the international airport. We had a family member come visit us and this was a perfect spot to go explore the cities and not have to drive far to the airport.
Now before I cover the cost of staying here, it all depends on what rig you have, how many people are staying, what season you are in and for how long you will be here. Check their website here to check how much it will cost you to stay here. In my experience, we stayed here for 4 nights in the middle of April for $183 total it is about $61/night plus tax.
Now I have a few ways to save on the cost of staying in KOA’s. Join their KOA rewards program, stay during their off season and pick the cheapest spot to park. The KOA rewards program is $36 a year, it includes 10% off your daily registration rate and rewards point system. Earn rewards, every time you register and stay in a KOA anywhere around the U.S. Once you have enough points you can get $10, $25, or $50 off your next stay. Bonus, the KOA rewards system also offers discounts through their business partners. So, you can get discounts off of Coleman products, Goodyear, Anker portable power stations and more!
What do I get out of my stay here in Dallas? Well first off, they are open year-round, so you don’t have to worry about scheduling around campground closures. Each site is a little different but you can choose 50/30/20 amps electricity, Full hookups in the site with water and sewer, chose a patio or a site close to the pool. They offer Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, firewood, community fire pit, large dog park, playground for the kids, giant outdoors game, bike rentals and so much more.
The city is so close to the campground you have plenty to go see and do outside the campground too. The Vandergriff Park is 3 minutes away and is one of the largest parks in Arlington, it has a large local playground and pool, baseball fields, skate park, hiking trails and is dog friendly too. There is an escape room, Alley Cats entertainment center which offers bowling, rock climbing, arcade games, full-service bar and laser tag! All within 6 minutes of the campground. Restaurants galore just down the street also like Mexican, Persian, Fast food restaurants and burger & grill joints.
We also went and explored Dallas, we visited Legoland Discovery in the Grapevine Mills Mall. This large busy mall had a variety of popular brand stores, food court and a variety of kids activities inside. The LEGOLAND discovery had kid rides, a kingdom quest my son really liked where you rescue a princess and collect as many points as you can. Build racecars and race, and a whole lot more Lego themed fun!
The overall feel of this campground was quiet, clean and fun for the whole family. The only thing I wish was different is the entrance into the park. Since it is on a busy road, you could miss it pretty quickly. The front of the KOA is a building and then the long road into the park. Turning into the entrance was tight, plus you are only able to turn right into the park, the other side has a median so no turning left. When parking into our site, we had a difficult time because it was dark out and there were small rocks, poles and trees in the way. We used our new cool beanies that have lights on them to help us set up in the dark, like this one. We had to maneuver our rig around these obstacles in order to get into our assigned spot.
Overall, I rate this campground a 7/10. The campground location was perfect, the amenities were fun for the whole family and it was affordable for being so close to the big cities. Parking in our spot was very difficult and I wish the entrance was clearer other than that, we will definitely visit again! I hope you enjoyed this review to the Dallas/Arlington campground if you want to see more campground reviews and things to do around the U.S. visit my website for more. As always, travel long and travel happy!
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