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We camp here once a year and each year the experience is a little different due to management. We had a flood alarm that started at 5:30am in the morning and was not turned off until after 8:00am, needless to say we were up at 5:30am. Our site required 2 inches of leveling on one side. The electricity and water pressure were both consistent. The park employees are friendly but not very effective at rule enforcement. The tent area and day use areas have trash all over the ground and the employees drive around in golf carts and pick and choose what they pick up or not. Trash cans are also overflowing on the weekends and left that way until Monday. Several park guest are drunk, loud, rowdy, lewd, and are a public nuisance, especially if you are their neighbor. The good thing about this CG, it's on the river with full hook-ups with decent sized sites. We will camp here again.

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This is a state park that has so much potential if the State of Texas would grant some money for updates and additions to the park; it's frustrating because privately owned parks are able to manage and profit so why can't the state. The campground is set up like a large parking lot. Your picnic table may be on the wrong side of the RV depending on your site assignment and the space between RV's is tight. We got lucky and ended up in site #48 (at the end of the row with no neighbors on one side) so we had a little more room to spread out and actually had some grass, although it was full of sticker burs. The site was level, the electricity was consistent for our 50 amp rig, but the water pressure dropped as the park filled up with campers (especially at night when everyone was taking showers after coming in from the beach). The bathhouse was filthy and the floors had so much sand it looked like the beach. The beach access is very nice and showers are provided to rinse off before loading back into your vehicle. We really enjoyed the bay access for wade fishing across the highway from the main part of the park. We would return here again.

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This campground is very well maintained by LCRA. The sites are all level, concrete with large concrete patios, full hookups, and some spacing with grass between sites. Some sites back up to the river and I can say there's not a bad site in this park. There are two very nice lighted fishing piers available to all in the park and day visitors as well. The beach is a pretty good walk from the park so I suggest driving to the public beach access road and going on down a ways to get a nice private piece of gulf front property to enjoy but be prepared to pay a $10 yearly permit fee to drive on the beach. I would have rated this park higher but the day fee per person is a little high to me, we paid $5.00 per person per day in addition to our daily site fee; we had five people so this was $25.00 per day in day use fees. Maybe LCRA could justify this if they offered more than a few lighted fishing piers, especially considering the beach is sometimes not an option due to massive amounts of seaweed being present. Maybe the park should consider adding a swimming pool and hot tub or some other amenities to warrant such high day use fees. Everyone that we encountered that worked at the park was very kind and helpful. We would return here.

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Our pick for best park in Concan. This park has great river access for everyone in the park as it's not too far from any campsite. The wi-fi was a bit slow at peak times and the sites do require leveling. You may want to check and make sure the site you pick or are assigned does not flood. Concan got 5 inches of rain while we were here and our site was high and dry but the sites across the street were about 8-10 inches underwater and the occupants had to move. The bathrooms and laundry are very clean at all times and the park patrol is consistent and the rules are enforced for everyone. We will return again.

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The owners just keep making it better and better! Wonderful campground with amenities galore for the whole family. Sites are long and level, power is always consistent, and park cable works great. The pools are great. Love having adult time in one of the pools without the kids splashing around and the new hot tub is so awesome. Our family always enjoys the Saturday morning breakfast and also the nightly movies. The beach is just across the street and the state park is just 2 miles away for back bay fishing access. We will return again and again.

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Only thing that can improve this park is reservations by site number (which a pilot program is in place at Lake Livingston State Park) and sewer hook ups. We love this park. Hiking trails are always great and sites are beautiful and spacious. The kids love renting a canoe and cruising the lake. We also enjoy fishing from the piers for perch and bird watching. This is a great park. We will camp here again.

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There is a common thread in a lot of the reviews for this CG about the staff being rude and uncaring but we have stayed here 3 times now and have never found that to be the case, quite the opposite in fact. We made last minute reservations and were assigned to the highway sites above the fenced in sites but asked them to please move us to a fenced site if someone cancelled. The man called me about 8 hours later and said he moved us so when we came in we could just pull into our site and gave us the #. Everything worked well and site was level. We enjoyed the hot tub immensely and also the close proximity to everything, our suggestion is to bring a bike so you can take a ride down the seawall. We will camp here again.

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We stayed for a weekend event at the Bob Hall pier. Here's the great things about this park. If you are coming just for the beach or to fish on the pier this is your place. The beach and pier is a one minute walk from any RV site at this park. The sites are level and the water pressure was good (with only about 10 other campers in the park). We did have good local channel reception with our antenna. The things that need improvement about this park: 50 amp service would be great (you cannot keep a 40+ rig cool with one AC in the summer heat), grass areas that do not have spiny stickers to walk your dog in, and pot holes need to be repaired. This is a bare bones park with so much potential if the city would open the purse strings, I would pay more to camp here with just a few improvements. We will return.

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This is our second trip back to this park in less than two months. This trip we were in site #29, which had a nice lighted pier attached to it that overlooked a cove and the swim beach. This park is absolutely gorgeous, the only possible improvement would be to install sewer in each site. Our site required about 3 inches of leveling on one side but was large enough and clear of trees to accommodate our 43' RV with four slides and the awning. The park has very nice walking trails, plenty of beautiful bald eagles to watch, and very nice facilities for park guests. We will camp here again.

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This park is lovely, especially in the fall when the leaves are changing. Texas state parks could take a lesson from Louisiana state parks. They have put serious thought into the layout at this park. All sites are 45 feet long, paved, level, and have a small gravel area to park your tow vehicle or toad in. Also the pad area is free of trees so slide outs, single or multiple, are not an issue. Also you can book by site number, which is very nice for future visits. We used the FREE laundry facility which was very nice and clean. The park has a few trails, and we enjoyed them, and our boys enjoyed riding their bikes and skate boards on the nice, gravel free roads in the park. We did not use the pool since it was closed for winter, but it was very large and looked well maintained. The fishing piers were nice, but a few were not usable since the lake is still a little low. Be sure to bring everything you need; the nearest Walmart is 20+ miles away, and the Zwolle grocery store is a little on the expensive side. Also, bring bottled water to cook and drink with. We found the fresh water supply to have a flavor we didn't particularly care for. The only possible way to improve the park is to add sewer to the sites. If they do that it will be a 10. We will be returning to this park.

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This has the potential to be a very nice campground, but the management does not maintain the campground and has not made recent improvements to the sites/park except for the cable lake. We had a level lakefront site with a beautiful view of the lake and a small swim beach right in front of our rig. The power level for the park seemed to fluctuate during the hottest part of the day due to usage (we notice our lights dimming periodically), water pressure was a low at times, and the cable TV reception was fuzzy. The other review about the dogs roaming the park is true. My dogs who were leashed in our site, were attacked (shaken up but not harmed) by the neighbor's dog who was allowed to roam the campground. We saw at least 8-10 dogs running between sites during our 2 night stay. Our site was also full of ants and cigarette butts and trash was left from previous campers on the ground. The cable lake is very nice, the fishing pier is also nice, and the pontoon boat rentals are very convenient. We would consider staying here again.

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This is the nicest park in Surfside but the rates are a little steep; 50 amp is $65 per night and 30 amp is $55, if you have more than 2 adults and 1 child (under 5) there is an additional $6 per night per person. I would have rated this park higher if not for the high rate per night. We had 2 children over 5 so it was $77 per night. The sites however are great, there is a concrete pad and picnic area, the rest of the site is grass (without stickerburs), also a 8 x 8 fenced in dog pen came with our site at the back of our rig. We stayed in site #25 but the primo site is #23. The utilities worked without fail and the boardwalk to the beach was great. The park has nicely groomed volleyball, horseshoe, and washer areas too. There is no bathroom/showers for use. The beach in front of the park does allow vehicles so set up your beach front area early with your chairs and umbrella/awning. We would camp here again.

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Great park with lots to do for adults and kids. We stayed in the Yaupon loop this trip and had a nice shady site that required about 3 inches of leveling on one side of the rig. The utilities worked just fine and we could get a few channels with the antenna. Our children enjoyed fishing at the marina and riding their bikes on the trails. There is a pool but it opens only after Memorial weekend and there is no swim beach. We will return again.

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We stay each year over Memorial Day and we love this park. The sites do require leveling but that's the only negative I can find. We always stay in #75 which is not riverfront but has a huge shade tree and lots of yard space behind your rig that is also shaded. The restrooms are always clean and tidy (even over the holiday) and the staff is always friendly. We will stay here again and again.

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We pulled in to stay overnight on our way to the Frio river. We came in late and the older gentleman on patrol attended to our check-in promptly and courteously. He escorted us to our site and gave us some information on the park. Our site was fairly level and all the utilities worked fine. The next morning we took a walk and ate breakfast at the chuck wagon. The kids took a walk around and said that it was very nice and they even enjoyed the playground for a few minutes. We would return here while visiting the San Antonio area.