Date of Stay: April, 2016
Beautiful campground! Good spacing between the campsites. Large high pecan tree canopy that provides good shade. One downside is that because these are such large/older pecan trees there is a lot of limbs breaking and falling. We were lucky and none fell on our RV. The staff at the campground was out daily cleaning and picking up broken limbs. When we were there the lake was drained since one of the dam gates had broken a few weeks earlier. They are in the process of fixing the gate. We had already been informed by the staff about the lake issue in advance. We were thankful for that information since we had planned to bring a boat. We plan on staying here again when we are in the area. We camped in a 50 amp spot in a 36 ft. motorhome.
Date of Stay: February, 2016
As other reviewers stated this is a newer park. Currently there are no mature trees and few amenities. The spots have no shade and will not for several years till the small trees have grown big enough. It currently looks like a parking lot. I would not camp here in the hot summer months. The dumpster was on the other side of the park. It looks like they have plans for one closer to the area we were in, but haven't put it in yet. Whoever designed the spots does not know RV's. The concrete pad for the picnic table is towards the back by the sewer and they planted a tree right by the front door of most RV's. It's like they got their plan backwards. The wifi was one of the stronger signals we have experienced at an RV park. Very level site. Very small picnic table, could only hold 4 people max. I think the rate was high for what you are getting. It was very quiet since there was less than a dozen RV's there that weekend. We might stay here again, but only in the winter and without our kids.
Date of Stay: January, 2016
We were there when the park was very full for the 11th Street Cowboy Mardi Gras. Since we were closer to the exit we had to deal with more noise and dust being kicked up by the passing vehicles. Our site was not very level. There is also a bar next door to the campground. That can be a plus or minus depending on your taste. We didn't mind it.
Date of Stay: April, 2014
Where to begin. Our first night we had to listen to an alarm all night long from their water pumps across the road. Even though we informed them many times when we first arrived (before the office closed), they didn’t get someone to unlock the barbed wired fence to reset the alarm to stop the noise until noon the next day. All posted rules are not enforced. Their pet rule is that dogs are only allowed if they are under 30 pounds. There were dogs over 100 pounds in several campsites! Quiet hours were never enforced. Every night we had to hear our neighbors partying into the wee hours. Sometime during their partying they drove their golf cart over our sewer hose. The picnic table at our site was carved up and wobbly. Looked like something out of the projects. The restrooms were so filthy that words could not describe it! They make state park restrooms look like a palace. Everyday trash was overflowing in all the trashcans, mostly from beer cans and liquor bottles. A camper across from us had a cooler full of beer stolen one night. I guess they were not interested in our water bottles and soda. There is not a camp host on site, so when the office is closed all staff leave. The only contact number left in cases of emergency is the local law enforcement. It is really sad! This could be a fantastic campground, but the owner has let it go. I blame the owner since they were obviously the one who hired the staff. My understanding is the owner of the campground also owns the Rockn’ R River Rides. That might explain why they prefer the drunken party crowds at their campground. If you want to hear more reviews check out their Facebook page. It will really let you know that this is a college type party campground. We will not be camping here again.
Date of Stay: March, 2014
We have been to this Jellystone several times. All our experiences have been very good! They have good activities for kids of all ages. Love the pancake breakfast they host often. It’s nice to give me a break cooking! This last Thanksgiving we also were at Jellystone. It was great fun at the group dinner!! The only thing that would improve this campground is some updates in the restrooms. They are very clean, but a little on the dated side. Very friendly helpful staff! We are not Winter Texans, but they had a very fun group staying there the last time we went. We will return again!!
Date of Stay: March, 2010
The Bad: This campground has promise, but not without some changes. The roads and camp sites are just dirt. Our worst fear happened when it rained the entire second day we were here. All the roads and sites were one muddy mess! If the owners would put out gravel, a lot of mud would be avoided. Our second big issue was how tight the sites were. The pull throughs were so tight we could not put out our awning, chairs and tables! Maybe that explains why the sites do not have picnic tables or fire rings. The only improvement would be for the owners to widen the sites. Old farm equipment should be removed or hidden. The showers could use new shower heads. Their showers were like a power washer! The Good: The staff was friendly and nice. Nice indoor heated pool. Free Wi-Fi was nice. Very pet friendly! Hair dryers in the restrooms/showers were a nice touch. An RV repair/service shop was right next door within walking distance. Very helpful owner at the shop! Overall this is a good park, but the owners really need to look at more improvements to make this park the best in the area. If my comments seems critical, it is not only to help other RVers, but for the owners on improvements.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
This is our favorite Texas State Park! It’s pretty easy to get a lake front spot and just a beautiful setting. Several of the restrooms and showers have been remodeled for more security and privacy. However, the facilities have no AC and they have very poor ventilation. Walking into the individual shower rooms is like walking into a sauna. We were there over the 4th of July when the park was very full. It looked like the restrooms were cleaned daily. You can rent canoes and kayaks for a reasonable price at the camp store. Devil's Watering Hole is a must see! We will go back here every year!
Date of Stay: June, 2009
This is the first time I’ve given a campground a 10! This fantastic campground is in a country setting. The staff is friendly and helpful, the Wi-Fi was fast and I can’t say enough about the bathrooms and general layout of the campground. The office has a well stocked store with many RV supplies. Next to the office is a club house/meeting room with a small kitchen. Off this room are restrooms and showers that also connect to the pool. It’s always nice to have restrooms and showers by the pool. The air-conditioned laundry room is also by the pool and easily twice the size of most campgrounds! Although the restrooms and showers by the pool and front office are updated, the gem of this campground is the newest restroom and shower facilities located in the center of the campground. These clean new showers are the most private secure ones we have every encountered. Each stall is a separate room with a deadbolt lock. A chair is provided in the dressing area and the shower also contains a built-in seat. A peep hole is on the door so you can see who is outside if someone is knocking on your door. I felt very safe and secure! You can tell the owners are campers themselves! If in the area we would definitely stay here again!
Date of Stay: June, 2009
This is a nice park close to the action of Pigeon Forge, but out of all the noise and lights. The parking pad was level gravel and next to it was a cement patio with a picnic table. We found the site a little too tight. Our picnic table had a great view of the neighbor’s sewer. Lots of ducks and duckling roam the park. The restrooms and showers are newer looking and clean. The laundry room has AC which was a nice plus! Free wifi was available; however even though we were within two spots of the office we got a stronger signal from the neighboring campground and used theirs. The Pigeon Forge trolley stops at the campground regularly. We found the staff helpful and nice.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
Beautifully landscaped campground in a country setting! The sites were big enough to meet most RV sizes. The WiFi was not extremely fast, but workable from our site. The restrooms were older, but clean. I would have liked doors on the restroom stalls instead of the saloon swinging ones and lights in the shower stalls (a little dark). The laundry room is small, but workable. A bench or someplace to sit in or near the laundry room would be nice. Staff was friendly and helpful. If in the area we would stay here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
Nice well kept park. The sites were not extremely large, but big enough to easily fit us and the larger units around us. The restrooms were older but clean. A manned security guard is posted up by the Heartbreak Hotel parking lot. I have to agree with other posters that this did help you feel safe even though the area didn’t seem bad. The kids left their bikes out every day and night without problems. Our site was very close to the office, so our wifi was excellent! Office staff was friendly and helpful. They even let me print out a coupon for the Graceland tour. The swimming pool didn’t seem to have a light, so we had to leave when it got dark. Not many kids when we were there, maybe they were all touring in Memphis. Graceland tour is an easy walk from the campground. If in the area we would stay here again.