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Daily rate reflects the Senior Pass discount. This is one of our favorite parks. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The folks at the office greeted us by name, and the park host stopped by and visited with us to make sure all was well. The roads are well-paved and wide, and the sites are angled and easy to navigate. Welcome news to a mediocre backer like me. Our site was level side-to-side, but it took several blocks for the rear stabilizers. Everything was super neat and clean, even the charcoal grill and the fire ring were free of ashes. The grills are of excellent quality. I would like to have one at home. We saw no trash anywhere. We like this park a lot, and would have rated it a "10" if not for the difficult lake access. I understand COE's desire to keep it "all natural"; I would think, however, that they could come up with some kind of reasonable lake access without destroying the natural ambiance.

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The daily rate posted reflects the rate we paid with two children. Obviously there are add-ons to their quoted rate of $35. The campground is mostly caliche, so when the wind blows there is fine white dust everywhere. There is one utility box for every two campsites, and there is one 30-amp and one 50-amp outlet per box. If there are two 50 or two 30-amp rvs side by side, one of you will have to get an adapter from the office (no fee). Also, one of you will be on the wrong side, so you'll have to sling your hose and cable under your RV to hook up. This is not a bad little park. The folks are friendly and the grounds are clean. There are many other sites on this part of the Guadalupe; if we go back, we'll likely try a different camp.

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This is a well-maintained, scenic, little park. It has a lot of shade trees, and the facilities are convenient and clean. The river is a short walk from the camping area. We arrived on a Sunday, and the day-use facilities were packed with people, some of them loud and confrontational. The RV camping area had no such issues. We will stay there again, but most likely not on a weekend.

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This is simply a beautiful park. The sites nearest the lake are treeless, but there are other sites with lots of trees and shade. Sites are paved and level, with an extra parking place for a vehicle. The grounds were very well-kept and the restrooms/showers were clean. The rate shown includes the senior park pass discount. This park does not have day-use facilities. The folks who camped there were versed in and demonstrated good campground etiquette, which always makes your stay that much more enjoyable. We'll be baaack!

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This is a nice little park. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There are numerous long-term residents in the park. Our site was gravel/dirt, and required minimal leveling. The community room was very nice, and the restrooms/showers/laundry room were all shiny and clean. A TACO card gets you a 10% discount. We chose this park because it's near the Texas Renaissance Festival in nearby Plantersville. There are other parks closer to the site, but the ones we saw consisted of an open field with hookups installed; no trees, etc. Rambling Vines has no picnic tables, cooking grills, or swimming pool, but it's a quiet little park. We had stayed here a couple of years ago, and will go back again.

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Since we stayed here last, the County has raised the nightly rate about 30% with no improvements whatever. I thought 18 bucks was steep for this shabby park. The place is an asphalt parking lot with numerous pot holes. We had problems with the electrical service; not enough amperage to run either the A/C or the microwave. Park personnel suggested we change sites, but couldn't tell me which were good and which were not. Next morning a motor home pulled into a site next to ours and had the same problem with his site. He had to move, a hassle which could have been avoided had park staff known which sites were defective. Next time I go to Padre Island I'll stay at the Mustang Island State Park down the road with reliable 50-amp service for $16.00 per night. We stayed there in a fifth wheel.

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This is one of the best of the Texas State Parks. The lake is beautiful and at a constant level, so it's always full despite the drought. Boat rentals are available, and there's a small store in the park. Both have fairly reasonable prices. Sites are level and clean. A great deal of activity is visible from both the park employees and camp hosts. When we were here the park was completely full. A couple of caveats: the park has many loops and roads, which can be confusing, especially at night. The route to the exit is not well marked, so be sure you keep a park map in your vehicle. The daily fee for a water & electric site is $20, but there is also a daily fee of $5 per adult and, if you bring more rolling stock than a trailer and tow vehicle, there's a $6 daily fee for each extra vehicle. We enjoyed our stay and will come back some day.

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Very nice park with what appears to be some recent improvements. There is a nice common area now on Lewis Point, with benches, tables, etc. A large picnic area has new pathways and there is an improved swimming beach. The swimming area was recently cleared of underwater vegetation which is prominent in the lake. Unfortunately, lake water is used to cool the electric generating facility, so the pool-water is too warm in my humble opinion. Restrooms and showers were clean but shabby, ie: faucets and showerheads need to be replaced. No soap dispenser in the men's lavatory at my visit. Note: the $20 camping fee does not include an additional $4.00 daily use fee for each adult, plus a $5.00 reservation fee if you used the Parks & Wildlife reservation center. Finally, my water pressure gauge registered nearly 90 pounds at the faucet; consider using a pressure reducer. All in all a very nice facility; I'm sure we'll be back.

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This park has three types of sites available; waterfront, open area, and wooded area. The waterfront sites are a few yards from Copano Bay, and include a 2-sided shelter. The open area is similar to a standard RV park setup. The wooded areas offer a lot of privacy, with a dense copse separating the sites from each other. Sites have water & electric, a fire ring, charcoal grill, and a lantern pole. Some of these wooded area sites can be difficult due to the trees, brush, and narrow roads, so bring your trailer-backing skills with you. Our stay was made less than perfect by hordes of aggressive and hungry mosquitoes, some of which fought their way through dense applications of repellent. Bring plenty! We like this park a lot and will return many times.

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Very nice park with very nice personnel. We received a 50% discount for having a Golden Age pass. Lots of deer roaming around, and a beautiful lake just a few yards away. The pull-through sites are somewhat odd; they're long, with one site being in front and the other directly behind. Seems to work OK. We had site #1 and there was a large fenced-in machine of some kind, about 50 yards from us. I don't know what it's job was, but it ran most of the time and was rather noisy, but not too bad.

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This park looks like it was just built. In fact, they had some construction materials stored in a picnic shelter near our site, so I guess they're still working on it. Some of the sites are paved and some are on grass, which are less expensive. We had one of the paved sites and it was nice and level as you would expect. They have a nice fishing pier. Everything was shiny, clean, and quiet.

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This park is simply spectacular. The campsites are located almost two miles from the main gate through a forest of streams and trees. The vegetation is dense almost everywhere you go, and there is much interesting flora. We were unable to take the cave tour as it was booked up with school kids, but they have an interesting video of the cave and a small museum at the site. It rained while we were there, and the mosquitoes were numerous and voracious. Take your repellent! There is a nice-looking golf course next door which is part of the park. We will return to this park some day!

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This is a nicely wooded park with pull-through sites and a good bit of room between sites. The personnel were friendly and helpful. They offer a 10% discount for AARP and Good Sam rates. We enjoyed our stay here. There are a couple of issues you should be aware of; if you come in the gate after hours, you have to enter a code to raise the bar. DO NOT HESITATE after doing so. The bar comes down rapidly. Also, some of the sites are very near the highway, so if traffic noise is a problem for you, be sure to avoid these sites. All in all, a good park.

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This is a nice, woodsy park. Our site was a little tough to handle due to the narrow roads, but we managed to get 'er in. If you want to spend a few more bucks, they have some really nice sites on the "upper level" of the park (we were down the hill). Each of the high-end sites has a wood deck with a stainless-steel gas grill; this area also has a new restroom/shower facility. We would stay there again.

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Park was very clean and the staff was courteous. Sites are large and level, with utility hookups well positioned. It is a bit of a hike to the river. I would advise driving if you're carrying ice chests, small children, etc. The park by the river is well appointed with restrooms, a playground, and numerous pick nick tables. There was a total burn ban in effect, so no fires were allowed, not even for charcoal grilling. Sad, but this part of Texas is experiencing its worst drought in 50 years.