Date of Stay: September, 2012
Pretty cool to pull in and be welcomed by name at my truck window upon our arrival. A little tight to manouver some corners, but the park seems to be laid out well. Our sight was a pull-through and the exit was directly in front of us, so the exit was easy too. The sight was perfectly level, and the sites are divided by landscape timbers. The sewer connection was perfectly leveled for easy flow, and the other hookups were well arranged near the middle of our trailer. The site was wide enough to pull my truck next to the trailer, so I wasn't hanging out into the roadway. We were in Liberty Hill specifically for a barbeque, and didn't see much else to do in the area. River looked low (from the local bridge), but I can't comment on the access from the park. It was raining fairly heavy during my departure routine, but the water runoff was great and there were no puddles for me to wade through. No compaining about the rain! I would stay here again if we are in the area. Make sure to pay attention to their website regarding directions! Don't take the direct County Road 257 route. It is windy and has low trees. The route detailed on the website was easy to navigate. We talked to the couple on the site next to ours and they are full-timers living in the park. Really nice folks!
Date of Stay: June, 2012
In five years of RVing, this has to be the most friendly place we have ever stayed. We stayed here for just one night while in Fredericksburg to visit some wineries, so the price reflects four adults. While that seems a little high, this is by far the best of the RV parks in Fredericksburg. It is convenient to many attractions in the area, and where we stayed, there was no road noise. The site was fairly level, and the corners a little tight in the back area, but this was a great experience. The owners went out of their way to welcome us and talk when we were leaving, and the work-campers routinely patrolled the park, stopping to chat and socialize when the opportunity presented itself. We booked our next stay here before leaving, so we will definitely be back.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
This is a great off-the-grid place to be. Spacious sites with nice shade, little noise, good trails, and pet friendly. It was a little muddy, but we know it rained several inches the week before we arrived. There are also a lot of areas that haven't recovered from the drought. The roads and tree cover are a little tricky with a large trailer. As is the dump station. We could only access it from one direction due to excessive tree growth. All of that being said, this is a friendly, quiet place, and the weather is great this time of year. We love this park in the Spring and Fall and will definitely return again.
Date of Stay: April, 2012
Others mentioned close sites, but these were the closest I have ever seen. I literally had to move my neighbor's picnic table out of the way for my living room slide slide to go out over their patio. I was in a pull through space, but had to back out to leave because of tree limbs blocking my exit. When we checked in, we were advised that our site was too far away from the office to expect Internet service, and I appreciated that. What They didn't tell me the park was having water issues, and we had almost no water pressure on Friday. Then, Saturday morning, the water quit working completely. Fortunately I keep some water in our RV. We love the area, but will seek an alternative place to stay next time.
Date of Stay: December, 2011
What a gem! Great amenities including a HUGE indoor, heated pool; horseshoe pits; shuffleboard; tennis courts; volleyball court; and multiple dog runs, one of which was big. Only negative was the proximity to 105 with some road noise and lots of sirens. It was, however, New Year's weekend, so we shouldn't have been surprised. Friendly workers topped off a great stay. We will surely return.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
Family friendly park. There is a nice playground, and great hiking trails. We took a free hiking tour with a volunteer naturalist that was informative about the trees, birds, etc. Later that day, there was a show at the amphitheater at Buescher State Park (connected to Bastrop State Park) with a number of reptiles and non-venomous snakes. The kids couldn't get enough! The downside - the site wasn't level, the trees were a little low, and the asphalt and gravel around most of the sites was eroded away leaving big drop-offs leading to the picnic table at the sites.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
This is our second time to this park. By State Park standards, we give it a 7. There just aren't a lot of extra amenities other than hiking and the views. The sites are well spaced, and we were there early enough in the day to get a site that accommodated our larger RV. The park is well maintained and clean. There is no litter, no cigarette butts, etc. The rangers and park police are beyond friendly and are a tremendous resource of information. The drawback to this park is the unlevel dump station, which is also difficult to get into due to tree growth. I didn't even bother stopping, and had to pay extra to dump at an RV park closer to home.
Date of Stay: September, 2009
The only thing this park has as a positive is the Frio River. No one actively works the office, nor returns phone calls, so if you want to go, be persistent. The river was great once you got there, but the access is even pretty rustic from the RV Park. They do have fire rings at each site, but the sites were not level. The park is a gravel parking lot, and difficult to traverse, as the sites were mostly close together. They also charge an extra $3 per person after the first 2, so we paid $9 a night more for our three kids. We thought that was outrageously high rate when there are no activities. Luckily, we have a Texas State Park Pass and went to Garner State Park each day for activities. We'll certainly look for an alternative before returning here.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
This continues to be an outstanding park. The office was accommodating of our request to be by the pool, as we have 3 kids. The drawback was that we were next to their "overnight" site, so we had new neighbors every day, with noisy setup and take down. That's not the park's problem though. This place is perfectly manicured, and they had all types of activities for the kids over the 4th of July weekend. They had a couple of hours of potato sack races, bobbing for apples, water balloon tosses, and pop sicles. This all followed a parade of bikes, golf carts and other buggies throughout the entire park. Capping it off was a great fireworks display that night. The playground area is nicely shaded too.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
This is a great family-oriented park. The owners work the grounds, and go above and beyond to make camping experiences here enjoyable. They continue to improve the park, and added a huge jumping "pillow" since our last visit. To ensure that no-one gets left out, we observed them doing 3 nighttime hayrides to give all who were interested a chance to ride. The owners and "rangers" (work campers) enforce the posted rules to ensure safety (i.e. parents must be with kids under 13 at the pools), and that everyone has a great time. And, the rules are quite reasonable. We overheard some unhappy campers complaining about their stay, but brushed off their comments when we realized their own actions were to blame. We are never less than perfectly satisfied with this park. And, I guess others agree since they were sold out again this weekend.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
The name and description are deceiving, as this park is not on Braunig Lake. They have a 5 acre pond in the center of the park that they call a lake. The park itself is nice, and has a great pool, which was a requirement in the Texas heat. There is a hot tub, but the water was the same temperature as the pool. The folks who work at this place have to be the friendliest of any place we've stayed. And, the food they provide for minimal costs was outstanding. We had breakfast in their rally room both mornings we were there for less than we could have purchased the ingredients. The sites are a little close together, but we still had plenty of room to get the awning out.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
This is a nice park, but expensive. And, then they charge extra for our 3 kids. Desk staff wasn't that friendly, but the guy who escorted us to our site was like a long-lost grandpa. There wasn't much water in their ponds. The grass or lack thereof is a challenge to deal with. Our dog and kids had stickers everywhere. The sites are concrete, and the boardwalk to the beach are positive amenities, but the close sites and grass burrs really detract from the appeal of this place. We have returned because there is no decent competition.
Date of Stay: April, 2009
Nice clean park on Highway 281. Easy access to local towns. A little road noise. Park was well maintained, easy to navigate, had asphalt drives, and concrete pads. Playground was on dirt versus rocks and was muddy with a little rain. Park's water system wasn't working one morning, but they were able to get it fixed within an hour or so. Nice rally room, but we understand it is going to be removed due to an upcoming highway expansion. There are some donkeys and alpaca that loved to be fed food the park provides. It is OK for a quick weekend with our 3 kids, but there is not much to offer for a longer stay.
Date of Stay: March, 2009
The nightly rate does not include daily admission fees. We bought an annual State Park Pass for $60.00 that is good for a full year. The staff is extremely friendly at check-in and at the park store. Sites we rustic, tree covered, with no grass. River access was good, and the dinosaur tracks are well marked for visitors to see. Despite cool weather, the kids had a blast swimming in the river. Dump station is not level, so don't expect to be able to fully empty your tanks. It rained almost the whole time we were there, and without grass, our site was muddy. We will return again, but in warmer weather.
Date of Stay: February, 2009
They accommodated our requested site, across from friends camping with us. Pull through site was level. This park is consistently clean and manicured, with lots of wildlife. We frequently return for these reasons, and will do so in the future. Pool was clean, and the hot-tub was the perfect temperature.