I've been a full-time RVer since 2001 and I just love the lifestyle and the friendly and helpful people I meet along the way.
Date of Stay: February, 2017
The main reason for my stay at the park was because I needed service on my motorhome. I was so grateful they fit me in and took care of all that wonderfully. As for the RV park part, it is very convenient for this purpose, but with being right on the highway, it's pretty noisy. They were making improvements on the sites and adding new ones, so there was some construction going on, too. The weekly rate was reasonable enough, but I think the nightly rate of $40 is a bit much. All that being said, I'd stay here again because the managers were super nice and obviously interested in providing their guests with as good a stay as possible. Once the construction and improvements are complete (a pool also being built), value will be better. Also highly recommend the RV service part!
Date of Stay: January, 2017
This was a quick overnight on the way to Big Bend for me. I decided on it instead of the other parks in the area because I heard Verizon phone or Jetpack had no service at all in this area. Others said this park had decent wi-fi at the sites (you didn't have to go to office like at some of the other parks) and that was important to me. The wi-fi certainly wasn't zippy, but it worked well enough. No tv, either local channels or cable. My satellite dish worked well since my pull through site was pretty open, although there are nice pecan trees throughout the park. A small park, only 14 sites, with a few pull-throughs and some back-ins. The pull-throughs are massive and sites are gravel and level. Very nice space between sites. All FHU, with both 30 and 50 amp service. Picnic tables, fire rings at each site. I saw a bathhouse, but didn't check it out. It's about 3 miles from I-10, so no highway noise. Camp host was super nice and I would stay here again.
Date of Stay: January, 2017
I stayed here for a few months while visiting family in the area. It's very convenient to Georgetown with easy access to Austin as well. New management was taking over during my stay and he was very helpful when my planned departure kept changing. Everyone I met here was super nice. The pecan trees were beautiful and provided great shade before the leaves dropped and a nice bonus was picking up the free pecans since I made a pecan pie out of them. The grandkids really enjoyed the nature walks by the river and the playground. I've heard this property is in flood plain, so everyone staying here must be self sufficient and able to move when given the warning (well in advance). I understand the last time it happened was back in 2013, but still something to be aware of. The only thing that keeps the property from the highest rating for me is the laundry and public restrooms are in a rather old trailer that needs to be replaced, and suspect the new owner may do something about that. And I never think a property should be called a resort if they don't have a pool or spa. But from everything I've seen of other parks I checked out in the area, this is my favorite one and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Date of Stay: October, 2016
No frills, but doesn't pretend to be a resort. It's a really convenient stop, though, with large pull-throughs with full hookups and 50 amp service. The only problem I had (and I checked several sites) is that all hookups are at the very rear of the site, so even with my long cord and sewer hose, I could not leave my car hooked up and still make them reach. The owners are super nice and I asked Don about this. He said the original intent was for mobile homes only when they first began construction years ago, so that was not taken into consideration at the time. Still think it was a great deal and wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
Date of Stay: September, 2016
I heard the park looked old and worn, but I'm not a hoity-toity type person with high expectations of resort type accommodations anyway. I was looking for a relatively nice, safe place to park my home that was convenient enough for me to explore nearby attractions for a while and I found that here. I was there from June through September, 2016 and enjoyed my time with the Rio Verde as my backyard in what they call riverfront section. Although the river is not really visible from the sites too much, but there are nice little paths to get down there. And I liked looking onto a bluff in front rather than another RV. It's true that the front part looks a bit run down and the sites seem closer together there. I don't think I would have liked being in that part due to that and the closeness to the road. With as few RV parks as there are in this area, I wish they weren't removing some of those river sites in favor of park models or little cabins, though, but that seems to be the plan from what I've heard. Due to a great location and super friendly management, I'd stay here again, but not sure if my only option was that front section, though.
Date of Stay: January, 2016
I was happy to find this full service park as my home base to explore Death Valley National Park. No real frills here, but it doesn't claim to be a "resort." But it did have everything I needed for my purpose. Being greeted by an incredibly friendly host was the best start to a great stay. Easy access and exit, large pull-through gravel sites with 50 amp service, clean and obviously well maintained. I always use my own facilities, but I did check out their restrooms/showers and their laundry room and was very impressed with how modern and immaculately clean they were. My Verizon Jetpack worked great (4G) and cell phone 4 bars.
Date of Stay: October, 2015
I really like being able to choose between backing up to either the Sandy River or Beaver Creek, or a pull-through in the middle of the park for more open and easy access. The sites are long and not crammed together, the park kept clean and the only negative comment I heard was that the restrooms being on one end of the park is too far from the sites on the other end. I use my own facilities, so this was not an issue for me. Perfect location for this area, including easy access to the Columbia River Gorge and Portland.
Date of Stay: September, 2015
I found this a great spot for exploring the Columbia River Gorge. Yes, there are trains going by on the river side and the highway on the other side, so just expect there to be more noise than a state park in the middle of nowhere. That's just the way it is on this narrow, scenic corridor. To me, the convenience and beauty of the location made that part worthwhile. And yes, the highway is divided, so you do have to travel some in the opposite direction to get to an exit if you're going the other way. Having the option of full hookups in a beautiful, scenic setting, with good space between the sites, large shade trees with river views made this seem like a good deal to me. There were three camp hosts that I saw at various parts of the two loops and all were really nice and helpful whenever I talked to them, as well as the ranger I met. I remarked to them how impressed I was with the cleanliness of the park, including the restrooms.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
There are four loops so you can decided if you want to be in mostly full sun (Maple Loop), part sun/shade (Oak Loop), or heavily wooded (Hickory and Trillium Loops). I was in Maple Loop and loved it. Had heavy greenery all around, but clear enough skies for satellite TV from rooftop of the motorhome. Lots of elbow room between sites. Heron Lake and the beach down the road is great with boat rentals, little store, etc. Would definitely return here!
Date of Stay: April, 2011
I was concerned about leveling from some of the comments I saw, but when I called and spoke to the manager, she was so nice and friendly and told me about the sites on the creekside. They are mostly pull throughs and very level. Bonus for me was the nice trickling sound of the creek that could be heard from my open bedroom window: Site K. Would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: October, 2007
I guess it's all in what you're looking for, or what your expectations are, but this campground was perfect for me during my stay. No, it's certainly not a fancy "resorty" type place with cement pads and perfectly landscaped grounds, but I really liked how it was a natural setting - like being in a state/national park but with full hookups. The kayak trip down the river was great and I found the owners and work campers extremely friendly and helpful.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
This worked out as a great stay for me as I was heading north on the Parkway. Being able to stay close to the parkway in a scenic, quiet, safe campground with full hookups was good enough. But it was great being just a couple of miles from Mabry Mill. That put me there in the morning when I was fresh and able to really enjoy walking around the beautiful grounds there. I'd definitely stay there again - only problem is Verizon cell phone and air card for internet access rarely worked and reception was terrible. But if you can do without that for a while, this is a fantastic stop.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
Great park for enjoying nature at its finest. Huge cypress trees on a scenic lake, big sites spaced far apart, immaculate park and facilities, friendly campground hosts and staff - what's not to love? I really enjoyed my time here and wish I had more than 2 days to spend. Would definitely return.
Date of Stay: March, 2007
While KOA is not usually my choice due to corporate "cookie-cutter" qualities, I was really impressed with this campground. More spacious sites than usual with good but not intrusive tree cover and easy in and out - and the most convenient full hookup park for exploring Savannah. But besides that, when you find nice sites with great management, you've really found a winner! The managers were some of the best I've seen in almost 6 years of full timing. They're experienced RV'ers themselves, so know what they want in a park and go above and beyond to provide it to their guests. Immaculate restrooms/showers and friendly service. Highly recommend it!
Date of Stay: November, 2005
A nice, quiet park only 4 miles from Sequoia National Park entrance. Enthusiastic, friendly new owners are in midst of big upgrade process following major cleanup effort from previous owners' neglect. Plans are in the works for free wi-fi and 50 amp service in 2006 - then it will be a "10" for sure!