Corral RV Park Review (Texas)
Corral RV Park Rating (1-5): We rated this park a 3.
We’d stay here again in a heartbeat. Read below to see why we rated the park a 3.
RV Park: Corral RV Park
Location: Dalhart, TX
Highway 54 East Dalhart, Texas 79022
Proximity to town: Located in the center of town, this RV park is close to everything!
There is a grocery store, a few gas stations, a McDonald’s, a Sonic, local restaurants (with high ratings on Yelp), and other places to get food or deserts. This small town has a lot to offer!
Cost: $ 27.00
*We save 10% by using our Good Sam’s Club Discount Card. Our stay was $27.00.
Dates: November 25-26 2017
About our rig: Heartland Road Warrior 355 Toy Hauler. The Road Warrior 355 is a double-axle, forty foot long toy-hauler with three slides, three awnings, and a retractable back-patio.
Spaces / Facilities / Amenities: This mom and pop RV Park is clean and well-kept. The spaces are level and gravel-lined. Our pull-through site was long (but not long enough to deploy our back patio) and had enough room for our slides to open. There was a good distance between each of the parked RVs. We didn’t hear our neighbors walking or talking, and the sewer connections were far from our front door. There isn’t any grass close by, so if you have a dog, you will need to take your pooch to the designated pet-walking area.
We loved that each site had an electric box with a light atop of it. Each box had a pole with a cable cord attached to it. The lights and the poles helped distinguish between each of the sites, and we could see in the dark to set our place up for the night. The large trees above our site served as a canopy, and I am certain in the summertime, this is a bonus.
If you travel in a smaller rig or travel trailer and you don’t use your own facilities, you might have to wait to use the bathroom and shower. The ladies’ room is a one-room shower and toilet combo. It is clean and well-taken care of. The structure is old and a little outdated, but it’s nothing to be concerned with.
I checked out the laundry room, and it had a few small coin operated washer and dryers. As we were leaving, we noticed another little structure for laundry. We know the owner is updating the office to be a separate building from his home, so we are assuming there will be more restrooms and laundry areas, if they aren’t there already. We didn’t see this area until we were on our way out. It is something to look into!
The park has Wi-fi, but beware, only one device can connect to the network, and you only have 24 hours of internet before you will need to get a new password. If your teenager gets ahold of the password and the internet directions before the adults can, you will be out of internet-luck. Don’t ask us how we know this.
As far as cable goes, there isn’t any. We used the cable attached to the light poles, but we weren’t able to pick up any channels. We were able to use our antenna booster and pick up four random TV channels. The funny thing is, the channels that came through were not the channels listed on the park flyer.
Other information (road noise, etc.): This little park sits in the middle of the small town of Dalhart, Texas. Dalhart isn’t big, but there is plenty of traffic moving through the town. Although the park itself was very quiet, we could hear the cars most of the night.
The train passing through town made a lot of noise. We could hear the train all night. It must be a popular train route because we heard the horn and the sound of the train on the rails what seemed like every hour. Thankfully, the train was far enough away that we didn’t sway when it passed, and the horn was only moderately disruptive.
Because the location of Corral RV Park is a little agricultural town, the aroma went from pungent to lightly scented depending on the direction the breeze was blowing.
Our experiences: We chose this park because we decided we wanted another visited-state sticker on our US travel map. For RVers, it is satisfying to stay in a new state. We are like collectors, but for us, we collect states instead of snow globes and shot glasses. We haven’t ever stayed in Texas, so we took a different route home to add Oklahoma and Texas to our map. Our travels took us through Amarillo, Texas and then pointed north. There aren’t a lot of places to stay between Amarillo and Raton, New Mexico, so we used our Good Sam’s Club Membership to search RV parks with higher ratings. Corral RV Park was at the top of the list and has great ratings, so we decided Dalhart, Texas was going to be our stop for the night.
Even though we are partial to KOAs, we love to stay at family-owned and operated RV parks. When we checked in for the night, I followed my husband inside to survey the office. The office is part of the owner’s house, and visitors can see right into their family room.
We started to talk to the woman who was checking us in, and she told us she is the owner’s grandmother. Apparently, the owner acquired the park from his other grandparents. The property has been in the family since 1955, and the owner is fulfilling his grandparent’s dream of keeping the park in the family. I love the story behind Corral RV Park, and it is apparent that the owners treasure and care for their facility.
After talking to the grandmother, we found out that this RV park is a popular location for snowbirds and harvesters. We happened to travel through the park a week after most of the snowbirds and harvesters left for the season. Lucky for us, we not only had a place to stay for the night, but the quiet, uncrowded campground made our stay enjoyable.
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