First of all it took us 20 minutes to find this place coming off I-30W. The GPS directions are useless as are the KOA sign directions. After finally finding this place- which is located behind a broke down, closed Budget Inn, through the parking lot or in the parking lot I suppose you could say- my first thought was "this place isn't bad"... Until we drove down to the "tent sites and started looking around.
The brochure says all sites have water and electricity- the tent sites DO NOT. We had to walk to the bathroom to wash our hands, dishes, make coffee, etc. (See below for the real issue with using the bathroom...) Very Inconvenient. The tent sites are basically in a small field which is also the dog walk. Each "site" has parking for one car and is located right next to a swamp, across from a storage like locked building and small parking lot.
Our site had a major ant problem. We couldn't even eat at the picnic table or walk anywhere near our cars without being covered in ants... I had to sprinkle diamotesceous earth all over the site just to keep up from getting over run by ants. No need to be bit by ants when there are plenty of biting flies, Mosquitos and other bugs coming off the swamp.
The bathroom and laundry room... To get in the bathroom you have to go through the laundry room which smells and looks as though they've painted it 100 times without ventilation and done very recently. We actually couldn't use the bathrooms because the smell was so bad.
The showers don't drain, so you stand in mucky water while showering.
The swamp/pond was the only good thing at this KOA. We spent time feeding fish, catching turtles and crawfish and watching the ducks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy Monthly, Weekly, Daily rates for RV sites, cabin rental and tent sites. Full hookup RV sites include free cable tv and WiFi. Amenities include laundry facilities, swimming pool, walking trail, convenience store, RV Art Gallery and Gift shop. Located in the heart of Texarkana 5 minutes from all the shopping and service that travelers need. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Texarkana KOA Texas