Date of Stay: May, 2009
We were a little confused on arrival by this place since we had to drive thru a mobile home park to get into it. But the mobile homes were nicely kept and we felt secure in the area, so we continued. In addition to RV sites, there are villas that were nice. The pool is small, but appropriate for the size of the park and was never packed. There is a nice hottub, too. The restrooms were right next to the pool/rec room area. They were small (one toilet, one sink, one shower). There is a private boat ramp as well as some slips. The rec room had a large (60 in) projection TV, but the lenses were misaligned, so you couldn't watch (the picture looked like the old 3-D movies). They had lots of games, cards and billiards in the rec room. Also they had multiple coffee pots and a fridge. I had to get a sewer hose extension for this trip. All the hookups are at the rear of the site, so my 15 foot sewer hose just didn't cut it. This wasn't a problem (as I was planning on getting one anyway) except that the closest place to get the hose was Walmart in Marble Falls (about 30 minutes away). Because of the configuration of my RV, the sewer was the only connection that caused a problem. The grounds were well kept and everyone was very nice. The owners were out of town this weekend, but they had backup who they put up in the park. So someone was available 24/7 (not that we needed it). The park wasn't full, so we had plenty of room in front of the RV, but I could see how a full park would feel a little cramped. I would definitely stay again.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
The park grounds are extremely enjoyable. The river great. The pool was nice, although a bit small for the number of people visiting that weekend. For a small family, driving one vehicle, I would recommend it. Other than that, think twice due to the "nickel-and-dime" that this park does. The base rate assumes 2 people per RV. There is an additional $5 per person over 2 people. In addition, we had friends visit. They were charged another $6 per person for day use passes. When we decided they should spend the night, we were told they would have to pay an additional "extra vehicle" fee of $10. I told the night guard I would settle up as I left at the end of the weekend. I was then approached 4 more times in one day about the extra $10 fee. As for the pull-thru sites... They were long, which was nice. Our 32ft, plus pull truck, plus visitors car all fit in the pad, with room to spare. They had some trees, which provided some shade. Some of the trees still need some time to grow, however. The pull-thrus are very close, however. There weren't many RVs there when we were, but if there were, we would have been right up against them. The grass medium between pads was hardly big enough for the small picnic table that is provided. And even then, the neighbors electric and hoses are in your "yard". The electric was a problem, too. We have a brand new RV, which we take out every weekend. We have learned what can be run at the same time without breaker issues (amp issues), so we are careful. Within 30 minutes of arriving, we blew the parks breaker for the first time. This repeated many times over the next hour even though we had turned EVERYTHING off except for the air conditioner. Finally, we switched to a different sites electric (since they were so close). This worked for a few hours, then the whole thing started again. In the end, it turned out that their electric couldn't handle us having the A/C and electric water heater at the same time. We switched to LP water heater and the rest of the weekend went find. Also.. It appears that they have handled their previous Internet connection issues. I had no problems at all with connectivity. It was fast. The pool, as I said, was nice. They also have a sand volleyball, thetherball, mini-golf and small park. The park is not very toddler friendly, however, only having one small slide and 3 swings for toddlers.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
Full disclosure, I didn't stay here. Within a few minutes of being here, I got my money back and left. First, the tiny pictures on the website are very misleading, in my opinion. After reviewing the website, we were excited about visiting. The grounds didn't seem to reflect the website very well at all. We arrived around 4pm. The office/bar was already packed and from what I could tell everyone was already drunk. The little store was almost without any items, except a few candy bars. Initially, I ignored this since I was planning on staying in the RV and pool the entire weekend. All the available sites were "sunbather" sites with the addition of skinny little trees that didn't provide any shade. The pull-thrus were long, but uneven in all directions. After parking, I discovered that they don't currently have a pool. The nice looking picture on the website (along with the text "POOL NOW OPEN") was inaccurate. They admitted that the pool was a cheap above-ground and that the liner needed replacing. They further admitted that the website had not been updated in about 4 years. If I were just looking for a place to sleep, I might have stayed. But with 3 kids, I was looking to relax at the camp-grounds in the pool.
Date of Stay: April, 2009
The park is nicely located on the edge of San Antonio. It is minutes from Sea World and Fiesta Texas and if you don't drive during rush hours, you are only about 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio and the Alamo. It is very close to a very busy road (1604) which gives a constant sound of traffic when you are outside, but it's not so bad that you can't sleep. The showers/changing rooms were not especially clean, but worked for a quick change to get in the pool. The pool was very nice. The main pool was heated, which was nice since it was still a bit cold when we visited. But the kiddie pool is not heated. The playground was a nice plastic playscape that was friendly for toddlers without being borrowing for the older kids. The sites were adequate sized with enough room between them. We could extend our awning without getting close to the next site. The slabs were level and I didn't need to do anything special to get fully level. They expected to give WiFi again in a week or so. They refused to provide me a refund. The 3rd party refused as well. In the end, I decided that the $20 wasn't worth my trouble. UPDATE!! UPDATE!! In May, over a month later, I called them to check if they had WiFi yet. They still don't have WiFi of any kind!
Date of Stay: April, 2009
My family is all about the State Parks of Texas. We already have park passes, so the per person fee didn't effect us. None of the pull-thrus have sewer yet, but the park is currently working on upgrading all sites to sewer and 50 amps. Currently, only 1-10 have sewer. These sites are not on the creek. Half of them face the golf course. Even if you didn't need sewer, you need to be careful on the pull-thrus. They are an older, half-moon shaped pull-thru with trees all over. I don't believe my 32ft 5th wheel could make it into these sites. The full hookup sites are level enough that nobody seemed to need levelers. The hookups are to the side of the RV sites, so I had to be careful of the slide-out, but hose lengths weren't a problem. The small stream allowed for a few good fishing spots (you never need a fishing license of any kind when fishing inside a Texas state park, but it is catch-and-release only). The park was nice. There was a newer plastic playscape with slides and climbing gear. The swingset was another matter. It was an old, 4 swing set, but only one of the swings were on it and it wasn't a baby swing (which we needed). We solved that problem at the Walmart (just 5-10 minutes down the road)by purchasing a cheap baby swing. The pools don't open until May 23rd, so we didn't swim. There was a basketball court, but we didn't play on it. There are plenty of areas with trees, but also a lot of areas with no trees which provided good locations for flying kites.