Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Thorny Issue and a Review of Lazy Palms Ranch.

Campground Review

For our week out of Tropic Winds we travelled about 50 miles away to Lazy Palms Ranch RV Resort, a Coast to Coast Resort so it is costing us only $10 a night. Just as well, because this not a park that we would like to spend too much time at. Even a week was going to be a stretch!

We had booked into a Coast to Coast park in Brownsville, but cancelled the reservation before the whole brou-ha-ha at Tropic Winds with our Thousand Trails membership. When I went back to rebook the site it was gone, so we settled on this place that had a lot of empty space. Now we know why.

This place is infested with some kind of burrs in the grass. Poor Timmy could not walk on the "grass" and even on the road there were burrs which got into his paws. He has learned to remove them himself, but it must be very painful.

The sites are huge, but there is no pad to park on. Just the weeds, including the burr grass.  When it rains it looks as if the sites just turn into mud. The roads here are all dirt and after a little bit of rain they turned into muddy messes.

Good things about the park is the beautiful pool area, free wifi and low monthly rates, including free electricity.

This campground is way out in the boonies, about 20 miles north of Edinburg. The nearest supermarket is 22 miles away. 
We took a wrong turn and came to the campground from the north. The road down to the park was dirt and very narrow. More scratches from overhanging branches!
We are in the distance, to the left of the Entrance Gate
Our view out the front windshield. Not exactly picturesque.

The sites are huge, but pretty much unusable because of the burrs.
Huge sites
Main road down the centre of the campground. All roads are dirt and after rain, turn into a muddy mess.

Burrs in Michael's bike tires from riding across the weeds on the site.

Two flat tires

Lots of empty spaces. 
Close up of the weeds on the sites. Full of burrs
Fishing pond.

TV area inside the Rec Hall. 

Rec Hall
Hundred of books.
Just as well there are lots of books. Not much else to do here.
Jigsaw puzzles
The best thing in the the park was the pool area

Spanish influence seen in the wrought iron gate
Lovely flowering cactus.
This is the registration office!
Welcome to Lazy Palms
The laundry and bath house need a lick of paint.
Dryers. Old but functional.
Same with the washing machines. $1 a load.


  1. Yup agreed.. the pool is nice, but those stickers are a bugger! when they come in our shoes, they get into the berber carpeting in our rig and are KILLERS on bare feet! So all that grassy expanse is really wasted space because nobody can walk on it????

    Karen and Steve
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard

    1. Yes, all that expanse of green is nothing more than weeds and full of stickers. the only place you can walk is on the roads. Some people have bought strips of outdoor carpeting to make a path from their RV door to the road, and on either side of their parking spot.