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Date of Stay:
February, 2018 -
Booked online, so wasn't sure what to expect, but what a lovely, lovely spot! Large level gravel spot with partial view of the lake, new covered concrete picnic table, charcoal grill and patio. Room for the tow dolly and toad on the pad next to coach. We had Lea Lakes spot #5 with 50 amp, sewer and great tasting water with pretty high pressure. The best surprise of all-FREE SCREAMING FAST WIFI. Better than anywhere we've stayed, actually. Pretty little lake with beach, swimming area, stone picnic pavilions and what looks to be a concession area. Must be crowded during summer season. Showers were closed for Winter but we are self contained so wouldn't have used them anyway. Nice areas to walk the dogs, very dark at night and quiet. NOTE: We came from the South and GPS took us off the highway and through 30 miles of narrow bumpy roads and dead dusty little towns. Getting off 285 onto 2 we darn near scraped off our leveling jacks on a bermed train track. Coming in this way we could not imagine a state park being out here and were getting concerned about what we might find. What a lovely surprise! If coming from the South, take 285 into Roswell, then East on 380 and South on 409; great roads the whole way. Park is about 12 miles out of town. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Motorhome.
Roswell was a larger town and nicer than I expected, easily walkable. Check out the International UFO Museum; what a treasure trove of information for the enthusiast! We got a whole bag of Mexican pastries for $4 from El Toro Bravo Bakery at the corner of First and Main AND 4 big Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy paperbacks for a dime each at Books Again at 200 W. Second St. Hardcovers were just $1! Spring River Park and Zoo was also delightful.
Date of Stay:
February, 2018 -
Beautiful area! Arrived at park to find someone in our spot. Went back to office and they put us in Site 94, which is a little shorter but three times as wide, being a wedge shaped corner spot. Everything worked great. Laundry was small and crowded. When you go, be prepared to spend the day. WiFi was sketchy, luckily we had On Star WiFi via our two vehicle, just had to start it for service. So extraordinarily quiet here, and the stars and constellations are amazing. Bring your camera everywhere you go. Big Bend National park and Big an end Ranch State park both very scenic. Avoid the trip from Lajitas to Presidio in the motorhome take your two or toad. Brand new dog park, great tasting water, cable tv. Trails for walking the dogs, nice looking pool, did not use it. Weather was always sunny and sixties or seventies. Cool at night though so bring a space heater or plan to run your furnace. Generally cooler at Big Bend then here at the RV park. We camped at Maverick Ranch RV Park at Lajitas Resort in a Motorhome.
Take a camera, a jacket and binoculars everywhere. Drink a lot of water, this place dries you out. Visit the 'Short Time' liquor store in Terlingua. Plan on stargazing, this is a dark sky r.v. park and the constellations will blow you away.
Date of Stay:
January, 2018 -
Mix of park models and RV spots. two sections each side of Bentsen Palm Drive. We were West side, lot W13. Very very social, residents very outgoing and will invite you everywhere and give lots of great information. Park has literally dozens of activities, anything you can imagine. I am an introvert, but loved the library and the women's 'bitch and wine' event which happens monthly. My husband loved wood carving and stained glass classes. Weather was decent, warm by day and cool at night through all of January, lots of sunshine. Come February and it was very humid....like 95% humidity each day! I don't care for the AC running constantly. So didn't bother me when it was time to go. Add in the fact that there are NO real natural attractions (other than the Birding Center, which was great) and one month seemed like plenty for a first visit. NOTE: visit HEB for groceries, amazing. The Rio Grande Valley has a low cost of living, prepare to be pleased at affordability! We camped at Bentsen Grove Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
See the World Birding Center at Bentsen Rio Grande State Park and take your camera and your walking shoes. Also very near by is the National Butterfly Center, great trails and feeding stations.