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Old 08-23-2009, 05:07 PM   #1
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Any recommendations for RV parks near the Texas State Fair in Dallas. Ones with pull thrus and full hookups. Thanx in advance.
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:58 PM   #2
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How close do you want to be? Destiny RV park is nice, but it's about 45 minutes away.
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I do not know of anything nice close to the fair grounds. It is not located in the best of areas.

Destiny would be the best bet in my opinion.

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We like this place, plus there's lots to do locally. The Vineyards

As Ken said, Fair Park is not the best area of Dallas to stay in. IMHO.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:39 AM   #5
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We like this place, plus there's lots to do locally. The Vineyards

As Ken said, Fair Park is not the best area of Dallas to stay in. IMHO.
I checked this park out when I was up there earlier this year at a conference. NICE park! The hosts were nice too. I was planning on just zipping in and out to check the place out. Wound up chatting for a hour or so with the camp host.

Also if you are going to the state fair, there is supposed to be a display of some Ford trucks with Powerstrokes in them. The trucks that will be there are from the membership of "The North Texas Powerstroke Association". Drop in an tell them Don said howdy. (The Louisiana member of their club)

They have a yearly gathering now held in Caddo Mills, TX. This year is the tenth anniversary gathering. As usual, I'm-a-gonna be there. (I have been to the gathering each year)
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We like this place, plus there's lots to do locally. The Vineyards
Haven't stayed at Destiny or The Vinyard. They're both only 15-20 minutes from my house. I'll be at The Vinyard next month with a camping group. I have driven through it. It's a nice place.

Another place to check out is Lloyd Park in Grand Prairie. It's a city park that's as nice, if not nicer, than a lot of state or Corps parks. No sewer, though.
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Unfortunately both the Vinyard and Destiny will have you driving thru Dallas or around LBJ (Hwy 635). Both are best done between 1 and 3 AM.
I would stay on the east side of town missing a lot of the traffic. Never been there but the Plantation Place www.plantationplacerv.com looks to meet most of your requirements. Also, park on the fair grounds @ east side of the grounds.
Assume you've found the Fair internet site? Believe it's bigtex.com which has a schedule of events and "special days". Dallas schools day(s) - stay away. We've found that tuesdays are best and that from a person that can remember "barrage balloons" over the park. I think it was more advertising than a need.
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Treetops RV Village in Arlington is very nice. It's close to I-20, and it will take you approx 40 minutes to get to Fair Park. Lots of shade, and full hookups. Also, there is an RV park at Trader's Village in Grand Prairie - about 10 minutes closer to Dallas. The Vinyards is very nice, but it's usually booked up. We go to Loyd Park a lot, and it is now a Good Sams park, but no sewer hookups. Cedar Hill State Park is nice also, and even closer to Dallas, but no sewer. As others have suggested, be sure to park in an official State Fair parking lot. Lots of bad stories about the cheap parking offered in people's yards around the fair grounds. It's not a good neighborhood, but we have gone every year for many years without any problems. Be sure to get the Fletcher's Corn Dog - it's the real deal. Diane.
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It is a little easier too come in to the park from the east then it is from the west, so this place Bluebonnet Ridge RV Park | Terrell, TX may be what you are looking for. I live about 20 miles east of Blue Bonnet Ridge RV and it takes us about 30 to 40 minutes to get to the fair grounds. As long as you do not try and drive in before 8 am or after 4 pm the traffic isn't too bad.
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