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 2003 Dutchmen Express Motorhome. We purchased it in 2017 and are just getting started to use it. What fun.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Oakdale Park, Glen Rose, Texas

Date of Stay: December, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is our second time to stay at Oakdale Park. We loved our first visit since it was so quite and we had a great site. This time our site was a little too close for my liking. We noticed that we did not have a picnic table and the site on our right did. It wasn't until the people on the left of us departed that we saw they had two picnic tables. One was obviously ours. The reason we stayed in December was the park had advertised that the little cabins would be decorated for Christmas. Some were, some were not. We were a bit disappointed in the lack of decorations, but what there was, was very nice. One very big problem with this park and it makes no sense because it is run by the City, but their phone service is terrible. You can never get anyone to answer your call much less return your calls. This is very bad on the part of City.The lady who was working the front desk checking people in the day we arrived was very rude and I hate that when there is no reason for rudeness. The next day I spoke with a lady who was super nice and helpful, so I do want to mention that. I love this park so much, it holds wonderful memories for me. We stayed there in 1967 with our Girl Scout troop. Oh, yes one last thing 3 cheers for the new playground equipment. We don't have kids, but I could see it was getting used all day long and the kids were loving it. Very nice job. We camped at Oakdale Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Wonderful downtown, eat at The Green Pickle and The Storiebook Cafe if you can. There is a cute soda shop and pie shop too. Antique and boutique shops are nice. Nice city parks, love the Big Rock Park and walking trails. It is only a mile to town from Oakdale Park and we walked to town twice.

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Camp Mi Casa on the Route RV Park, Carthage, Missouri

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

The only reason I won't give this park a 10 is there are no trees for shade. We did not need it since it was cold and rainy the two days we stayed. The sites are very level and large. Would love to stay there when we could take advantage of the pool and large fire pit area. Everything is newly remodeled and looks fantastic. I have never seen a laundry and shower area that was as clean as this one was every time we used it. 3 cheers for the management she was super nice and helpful. We camped at Camp Mi Casa on the Route RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We stayed 2 days in Carthage and loved our time there. We visited the Civil War Museum, shopped for antiques downtown. We loved the little Carthage Deli and the d├ęcor was super cute. The county count house is a must, it's like a museum in itself. We loved riding in the old elevator. We drove out to Precious Moments. Wish we could have gone to the old drive-in but it was closed for the season. And would love to go back sometime and eat at the Steak house where they have live rodeos while you eat.

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

AOK Campground and RV Park, Saint Joseph, Missouri

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We loved this RV park especially due to the fact it was October and the maple trees all round the park were gorgeous. There are two nice little ponds and my husband fished in both. There is a large green area for people to walk their dogs if they will. A huge draw back was the dirt road about a mile long you have to drive on to get to the park. By the time we got there our tow vehicle was completely covered in dirt!!! The restrooms were some of the nicest we've seen. There is a pool but it was closed for the season. Wish we could have stayed longer but we were just passing through. We camped at AOK Campground and RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
24
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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Coronado Motel & RV Park, Lindsborg, Kansas

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We only stayed one night. The park is attached to a motel. It seemed to have mostly full time residents, but they were quite and we had no trouble. The internet said they had showers but we found after we got there that they did not actually have them. When we inquired about showers the owner said, "Don't you have one in your RV" we told him yes we do but we are having a problem with our hot water heater. He told us we could use one of them motel rooms to shower so we did. It was luckly located on the end of the building. The park is close to town and you could probably walk if you wanted to. We enjoyed walking around town and seeing all of the Dalah horses. Visted a gift shop that carries lots of Swedish merchandise. We camped at Coronado Motel & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The town is a Swedish town and they have a charming little downtown. We looked for the 35 Dalah horses around town and visited the old mill. Don't expect anything to be open on Sunday.

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Settle Inn RV Park, Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed two nights at the park. It was very quite and clean. Not too far from town. My only complaint was it is hard to talk to the manager. We called several times, left messages and never got a return call. She finally came by our site and talked to us. We used the shower and found it very old and needing updates. It was not very clean the first night, but looked cleaner the second night. My husband fished in the little lake and enjoyed that. Management had the place decorated for Halloween and did a great job of it. She is very friendly when you do get to talk to her. We camped at Settle Inn RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

As others have said it is close to town and we visited the Pioneer Woman's Merchantile and also their ranch. We found the house that was in the movie August Osage County. It is in the country about 15 miles out of town.

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Jamaica Beach RV Park, Galveston, Texas

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

Not anything I can think of to say bad about this place after all it's in Glaveston/Jamaica Beach and it was fun. So much fun. We took our grandson's for 3 days and nights and we all loved it. I think we enjoyed it more than they did actually. Loved the Lazy River best of all, we spent way to much time in it and ended up burned, but that is to be expected. We loved the beach pool too, that was so fun for us as adults, the teens not so much. They enjoyed the other pool. We played golf and they have a fantastic mini golf course, very challenging, but fun. Pricing was very reasonable. The kids played 3 or 4 times alone. We sent the boys to watch the movie at night and they were super impressed with that. The large spa was closed and that was disapointing. This park is a not a shaded park if you are expecting that but they have the tropical landscape going on so it has some large palm trees in the older areas and little one in the newer area. We saw people fishing in a pond I assume we could not see it from out site. There is suppose to be access to Glaveston beach from the park but we did not pursue this we chose to drive to the beach one day. Oh by the way staff was super friendly they are busy but took time to visit a little with us. All in all we loved the place hope to go back next year. We camped at Jamaica Beach RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
82
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Fairfield Lake State Park, Fairfield, Texas

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

This is a totally beautiful State Park outstanding. From what we saw each and every one of the sites are wooded and totally shaded. We picked a site thinking it was water front but we had no view of lake. Sites close to us did however have a view of the lake. We did not fish or swim but they have that available. There are nice walking trails too. A nice playground, volleyball area and a large space for soccer. Staff was very friendly. One of the two areas had been totally renovated staff told us, but we did not stay in it. The bad part of this stay was the disgusting mess I found at one of the restrooms. This is in no way the fault of the park and the only reason I have mentioned it was I stopped at the Park Host's RV to report and he said he would get it cleaned immediately. I never went back to check it out but I'm sure it was taken care of. The Park staff drive by often even though the park was quite the whole time we were there. Will return. We camped at Fairfield Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
63
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Town is within 5 miles, good restraunts.

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, Fredericksburg, Texas

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Unfortunately we stayed at this city park at a bad time so it is very hard for me to give it a better review. They were hosting a VW convention and every site and tent area was filled with VW enthusiast and their vehicles.They were driving their vehicles up and down the roads day and night. So it was extremely noisy with the hot rodding. Just wish we had known in advance that the VW convention was going on and we would have found another place to stay. We were in a site at the front of the park and these sites are very long more than enough room for your tow and even another car if needed. We enjoyed watching the planes take off and land but most of this enjoyment was ruined by the people next to us who let their kids play soccer behind our site. They hit our car several times and the parents never seemed to care. This kind of thing can not really be held against the park. We were not able to enjoy the pond or the walks due to how crowed it was with a sea of tents. Did not even try and use the public restroom or showers. We were charged a $7 additional fee they call a transaction fee which I do not like. Not sure if we will stay there again. We camped at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
79
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Love the old time varity store, Dooley's 5 & 10 it's like a blast to the past. A great place to visit is the Wildflower Seed facility they have a huge amount of herbs, plants, seeds and gifts. In the town of Hye that is about 15 miles from there is a great distillery, Garrison Brothers. They have a fun tour. Close by in Johnson City there is the LBJ homestead and the LBJ Whitehouse that offer tours of the ranch and home.

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Rocky Creek COE, Somerville, Texas

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed two nights at Rocky Creek on Lake Summerville. We were right on the water and had a very nice view. My only regret was that there were not more trees around us. I did however see where they had cut down 3 large trees on our site so they may have lost them to drought over the years. Sites that are not right on the water seem to have more trees. People are able to fish off the shore line and dock boats right at sites. We did not use the public restrooms or showers. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We camped at Rocky Creek COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
57
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Within about 12 miles of the historic cotton gin in Burton. We visited the Antique Rose Emporium in Independence. It is about 15 miles. About the same distance is the town of Brenham which is home of Blue Bell Ice Cream.

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Cleburne State Park, Cleburne, Texas

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

We had a fantastic time at Cleburne State Park. Our site was huge, near the lake and the view was fantastic. Could have spent a week there but sadly we were only there for the weekend. We were close to the public showers and they very clean and well maintained. There is a nice park for the kids, a large meeting room that is available to rent for large groups. And they have covered shelters to rent. Our campsite was well shaded as it looks like most of them are. Not all sites back up to the lake. We enjoyed a gorgeous sunset and sunrise. Staff was supper friendly probably the most friendly we have encountered at a state park. Best part it is only about 15 miles from our house. I'm honestly not sure of the cost of our site. We camped at Cleburne State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
46
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
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Cleburne is within 5 miles and you will find any type of restaurant, grocery store and shopping you will need. The Chisholm Trail Museum is close by and very interesting to see. Also another museums in town, movie theater, the Plaza theater.

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

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: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

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: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Thousand Trails / Lake Texoma, Gordonville, Texas

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

We stayed at this Thousand Trails at no cost to us thanks to our RV dealer. This is a very nice Thousand Trails - maybe the best we have stayed at. Like all of the others the roads are not very good getting to the office . The area we stayed at was very shaded and this kept us very comfortable. We were fortunate enough to be right next to the public restrooms and they were very clean and well kept. There are many activities to do if you want to. We were a little disappointed that we were not able to use the adult pool. There were volleyball games going on and lots adults in the pool both times we wanted to swim so we used the family pool. This pool was very large and we enjoyed it. We camped at Thousand Trails / Lake Texoma in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

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: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

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.

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