October 13, 2016
We came in late on 10/12/16 looking for a site and all sites were full and parked for the night at the VFW parking lot and went back to Dyess campground on 10/13/16 and was able to get a site. We were not told we could only camp there for 1 night and they did not ask how many days we needed. The next day we went to the office to pay for that day and several days more as we were visiting relatives in the area and were told we had to leave as the site was assigned and no other sites were available. We could see that most sites were homesteaded one even having a full size freezer next to the camper. It appears that these sites are homesteaded and there is no arrangement for people who come in to camp for more than a day. We were also told that we couldn't pay by credit card or debit card as the machine was broke. Thankfully we had paper checks. This campground is poorly managed and there are mostly long term people living there. Don't bother to stop because if you need more than 1 night you will be disappointed. Way too many living there full time. Also it is located in an open field with no shade at all. The nightly rate is way out of range for nothing really to offer you except a small bath house and laundry. We stayed at a resort campground with water front parking for less than we stayed at Dyess for 1 night. The resort had amenites galore. We also had to stay at the VFW campsite our first night in town because Dyess had no sites. The VFW was very very nice and accommodating and seemed to have their act together for campers coming in at night. Way to go VFW! Dyess could learn something from you all. Dress also charges $35.00 a night and if you stay a week it goes down to about $18.00 to $20.00 per night. So now we see who they are catering to. I guess they get their money off of those who can only camp for less than a week because they have no available sites for a week and the homesteaders get the big breaks.
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