TexasRVers> Doesnít TX hospitality come with a platter of BBQ brisket? If Gang brings a pot of LA gumbo, Iíll volunteer to swap meals.
Gang 1> Respectfully, are you aware that Texas has no mountains; vegetation is a product of rain which we havenít had; itís pretty if you like scrub oak trees and cactus, our only beaches are on the coast, and that the ďhillĒ country of Texas stretches from along the west sides of San Antonio to Austin?? Thatís at least half dozen counties (parish) to cover from one campground.
I have used several campgrounds in that area. Potterís Creek is a Corp of Engineer Park located on Canyon Lake. Very nice park. Website review can be read here http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/Texas...e.html#CGID3402
It is in hill country, but a half hour drive is normal to get to most tourist locations. Personally, I think itís worth the drive. It doesnít have sewer hook up but the sites are spacious, bathhouse facilities are nice, and thereísí a convenient dump station.
Guadalupe River State Park is on the river and equally as nice. Review it here.http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/Texas...h.html#CGID4744
If you havenít been tubing on the Guadalupe then you havenít lived.
I wouldnít put my dog at Pedernales Falls State Park. I drove into it, but did a u-turn and left. Maybe a little harsh, but Iím a Texan so I can be honest. Also, I have a 40' motorhome and it wouldn't be compatible there. I havenít stayed at CO Bend.
Two other places I might suggest. Garner State Park. Very nice. But again nearer San Antonio than Austin. http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/Texas...n.html#CGID2744
Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park in Fredericksburg. Review site is http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/Texas...g.html#CGID2774
No sandy beaches or hiking trails, but it is the ideal C/G to park while visiting Fredericksburg.
On the subject of Big Bend. Unless you actually stay at the campground in the park, there arenít any decent ones anywhere near it. If you want to be in the park campground you should make the reservation now. School is out in June and it will be packed full.
Welcome to the website. Hope this helps. If you need suggestions on what is available in the hill and bend area, please ask. Like Louisiana, there are lots to see and do here.