About True Texas

Wife, mom and grandma. I'm a candle maker and have the coolest line of Western Texas style candles I call True Texas Scents. Serve on City Council in my town, work with many of the organizations in town. Our new love is our 2007 Dutchmen Express Motorhome. We purchased it in 2017 and are just getting started to use it. What fun.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Lake Whitney State Park, Whitney, Texas

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in Sunset Park area of the park and I can not say one bad word about our experience here. Well maybe that it was a little too windy for my husband to fish, but that is by no means the fault of the park. We had the most perfect spot in the whole park, right on the water. We sat out most of the day and enjoyed the gorgeous lake view and cool breezes, then at night we moved right out to the water and watched the sun set over lake. There is a fire ring which we used once. The public restrooms were damaged during the floor in the spring and are still not working but did not pose a problem with us. There are many walking, hiking or riding trails around the lake. Roads are in good shape. Was well kept, clean and well monitored at all times by the park rangers. You could not ask for nicer park rangers they were supper friendly and helpful. I know we will be back many times to enjoy this wonderful State Park on Lake Whitney. We camped at Lake Whitney State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
128
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Whitney is very close by not a big town but does offer fast food and one grocery store and gas. A few antique stores in the town. Also several small convenice stores are near by.

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Bay Landing, Bridgeport, Texas

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed free thanks to our RV dealer. The sites need more trees to help shade the area. When the temp. is 98 and there is no shade like our recent visit it is almost impossible to keep your RV cool. The area we were in had a lot of full time residents and it looks sort of junky in my opinion. Staff was nice and friendly. All of the other areas were beautiful and appear to be well maintained. Gorgeous view of the lake. Just sad there are not more full hook ups and closer to the activities. Roads are terrible but that seems to be common for Thousand Trails. We camped at Bay Landing in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
183
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Hidden Lake Safari Ranch and RV Park, Jacksboro, Texas

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Someone recommended this RV park to us and it was our very first RV experience in 2015. I think it was the middle of summer. We were very disappointed in the fact that the lake was completely dried up. My husband was looking forward to fishing and he was not able to. This is Texas and there are years when there is very little rain, so that accounts for the fact the lake was dry. But fishing is one thing we like to look for when looking for a RV site. The wild animals were amusing and fun to watch. Our site was shaded and that was nice. Will probably not ever return to it. There is nothing to do there. I'm thinking it had a pool, but not sure now. We camped at Hidden Lake Safari Ranch and RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Mitchell Resort and RV Park, Perrin, Texas

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Would have rated this RV park much higher if we had not had a bad experience with the owner. We did not get the same friendly and helpful service as most of the reviewers seem to have gotten. The owner was rude to our kids and lectured them over and over and us about the wild jackrabbits, to the point of just being just rude. I think that is her personality, but I was not happy with the way we were treated. As others said they have a lot of rules and she felt she needed to tell us most of them instead of letting us read them. We were not happy that we were charged for a full day the day we checked out. We are use to parks that have a check-in time and check-out time. They also charged for each grandchild which made our stay $50 each day. Now on the upside it is a beautiful park, 4 pools, one adult, one family, one volleyball and a splash pool for very small kids. The miniature golf is extra as is their 9 hole golf. Lots for the kids to do, a softball field, remote car track, bike track and some really cute playgrounds. There is a very nice pond for catch and release fishing. My husband caught some large bass. They run a little train for the kids all day long. There are some very cute cabins for those who do not want to camp. Clean restrooms and showers. And a community center for people to rent. They do charge if you have anyone come out to visit while you are there. We did not have anyone, but be warned. All of the park is very clean. From what I hear they do a lot of extra holiday events parades, best decorated RV site, and music entertainment at times. If it had not been for the cost which seemed a little high for us and the owner we would love to return sometime, but don't think we will. We camped at Mitchell Resort and RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9 or 10
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Perrin is a very small town. We like to eat in Springtown, about 10 plus miles when we are camping in the area. Howell's is a very good family style restaurant.

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Fort Parker State Park, Mexia, Texas

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Can not stop talking about Fort Parker State Park to anyone who will listen. We fell in love with it from first sight. Well maybe not first sight, the road into the park is in need of repair. Very rough. And all of the grounds at the Park office are grown up but I might be that they are waiting for the wildflowers to got to seed. The Park Rangers were super friendly, all of them. Once you got to the RV loop the lake side views are outstanding. And well cared for. Our RV site was right on the water and we loved it. A perfect site. Sunsets for majestic every night. Fishing was available all around the camp, very nice fishing dock, well lighted for night fishing. There is a nice boat dock and also canoe rentals are available. There is a nice community center for rentals. And also screened shelters that look very nice. Lots of hiking trails, bike trails. Grills at each site, very nice concrete picnic tables at each site. Very clean restrooms and showers although we did not use them. We thoroughly enjoyed the little nature center was educational and entertaining. Nice history lesson on the CCA and the park history. Very sweet and helpful couple who run the Nature Center and work the grounds. I can't wait to return to this amazing state park. We camped at Fort Parker State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
19
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Within driving distance of an old cemetery on the park grounds. The town of Mexia is only a few miles for meals. We ate at the Drilling Rig Restaurant in Mexia. Very good they did not let your coffee cup ever empty.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Thousand Trails Lake Whitney, Whitney, Texas

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the first Thousand Trails we have visited, we got 30 free nights when we purchased our RV. So I can not compare it to others. We had an issue right off. We assumed all sites had grills so we backed in actually hooked up and then started to look closer for the grill. No grill. I called to ask what sites had them and was told by the rececptionist that all sites had grills. After her telling me there was a grill there several times I asked her to send someone to show where it was. A person came to help and when he found out what we wanted he laughed and informed us no not all sites have grills. We moved again and this time after backing in and then starting to hook up we found this site did not have sewer none around us did. We ended up staying in that site rather than move again and it was a beautiful wooded and secluded site. We only stayed 2 days so not having sewer hookup was not a problem. They do not assign sites as you can see. We were very close to the restroom/showers and just a nice walk to the activity center, family pool, golf and playgrounds. The restaurant was closed and so was the adult pool, spa area. The adult area had been hit by a bad storm the weekend before and they were doing repairs. The restaurant was closed due to no cook they were looking for someone to lease it. Both times we went to the activity center the little store was closed. WFI only in the activity area. We were pleased with the rustic wooded area and it was quite most of the time. There are very isolated areas in the back. The lake can be seen in the adult area but it is on the bluff so you can not fish. Roads are in bad shape but we did not go past the front area so it was not a problem for us. All in all we liked it. We camped at Thousand Trails Lake Whitney in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D29
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Oakdale Park, Glen Rose, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

The very first time I stayed at this park was 1967 when I was in Girl Scouts and we stayed in one of the cabins. It was privately owned then. Over the past few years the city of Glen Rose purchased the historical park. I believe it open in the 1920's as a tourist camp. We had a gorgeous shaded site, #30. We will ask for this site again. It was close to or actually right next to the beautiful showers. The park has at least 3 shower locations, one is open to the public to be used for the pool. They have a huge pool, large community room, a store and the park is home to many music venues during the year. So there is a big open area and stage for music festivals. Lots of areas for kids to ride bikes play ball or what ever. There are quite a few small cabins that look like they would be fun to stay in. Within walking distance of the river, the Big Rock City Park and the quaint downtown area that has a wonderful abundance of eating places, antique stores and boutiques. We walked to town two times to eat and shop. And the historical court house. Be sure you visit downtown Glen Rose and eat at The Green Pickle, one of the best burgers around good breakfast too. My favorite place to eat when we visit is the most adorable restaurant and combonation bookstore it's called The Storibook. It has wonderful sandwiches, soups and desserts. It is actually a bookstore turned restaurant so lots of book to browse through. Wonderful area for kids to play while you eat. And if your still in mood for dessert, or better yet pie stop by The Pie Peddler downtown square and have a slice of pie. Pie is their speciality pie, pie, pie any kind you might want. There is also an Italian restaurant downtown and you can find Mexican and BBQ out on Hwy 67. Glen Rose is a gem of a town.One of my favorite Texas towns. Can't wait to visit it again. We camped at Oakdale Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Canton Marketplace RV Park, Canton, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Ok what we stayed in was what they call the overflow. Not the full hookup RV park. It was a little difficult to find a 30 amp but we did without too much trouble. I suggest getting there on Thurs to get the best site. We were very close to the next site but most of our time was spent on the grounds shopping. We will definitely use this again if the full hookup is not avaialbe. Was not perfect by any means but no worse than we expected. Loved the convenience of just leaving our RV and walking over to shop, just a few feet from the site. You can shop go back and rest if you get tired and then go back. We camped at Canton Marketplace RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Mill Creek Ranch RV & Cottage Resort, Canton, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent 3 nights here and couldn't have been any happier. Well maybe if my husband had caught some fish he would have been happier. It is a beautiful maintained park we counted at least 5 ponds. One large one was where most people fished. We had a perfect view of it from site #82. There are many amenities too many to go into but we did not take advantage of anything other than the shuttle to First Monday Trade Day. The shuttle run every hour. Fire pits at each site. Long pull through. My son's and family come every 4th of July for the special events they have for kids and families. Only bad thing the enterance sign is very hard to see from the road so watch for it. We camped at Mill Creek Ranch RV & Cottage Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
82
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Watch closely for the enterance sign very hard to see. We passed it and got into a lot of Trade Day traffic.

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Fort Richardson State Historical Park, Jacksboro, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed two nights at historic Fort Richardson and were very happy with our stay. Staff Rangers were very knowledgeable and helpful. There is a nice welcome station and small store with an abundance of information on the history of Fort Richardson as well as other state parks. We were offered a pull through site, I think we were in #10 which we gladly took but realized they were not really necessary. All sites look easy to access. There are very few full hookups, I think 4 or maybe 6 and those were taken when I made reservations so this is something the park might address. Lots to see and do at the park. The historical fort buildings are very interesting and I felt would be a great history lesson for kids. Staff in these buildings were happy to tell you interesting facts on the forts history. We walked the grounds got lots of exercise looking at all of the outbuildings. The sites back up to wooded trees and a river nice for hiking. Fire pits are at each site as well as picnic tables. There is a small pond that is about a mile walk from the campsites. My husband fished there both mornings of our stay. Trout seemed to be what was biting that trip. The park was holding a free fishing day the Saturday we were there so there were people from all over fishing not just the guest. It was very quite at night, no loud guest so we slept great. Loved the isolation of the place. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan on returning again some time. We camped at Fort Richardson State Historical Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

We never left but downtown Jacksboro is just a few miles. In fact you can see downtown from the Fort.

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