Date of Stay: September, 2012
This is an odd park and may not be for everyone. Situated well off the beaten path it has plenty of trees. Perhaps too many. Could be difficult to maneuver in places. The road in takes one through a rather rough area. Returning from town at night, which is a bit of a drive, we encountered some undesirable young folks obstructing the highway who had obviously been partying it up a lot. Park roads have some potholes. It rained a great deal while we were there and many of the sites on the lower area, which is where we were camped, were under water. Although the extent of this rainfall was unusual it was still clear that the sites on the lower area were prone to flooding. Sewer system must be inadequate, as it backed up during the rain storm. Not only were we unable to dump our tanks, but the back pressure filled them to the rim of the toilet. Nasty!!! Staff were very nice and helpful. Park rules seem to be rather lax. A large number of long term campers. We had the impression that had it not rained there might have been some noise. All that said, the pleasant rural atmosphere away from the highway is attractive. We are undecided about returning however.
Date of Stay: September, 2012
This is a very nice little park located in an area that has few options to offer. Sites are a bit short, and would probably require many motor homes with a toad to unhook. Otherwise, very adequate with some shade at each site. Much more quiet than we expected, given the proximity to main highway. Staff were very friendly. Hookups all worked fine. Great spot to spend a couple of days and see the area. The town is a mixed bag of contrasts. Excellent art museum, but few restaurants. Nowhere to buy decaffeinated coffee but a great group of shops along the main drag. Go figure.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
We have stayed here before. What a wonderful park…were it not for a few warts. First, the road in from the highway may be a bit tight for some large rigs, but it is passable. Nestled in a grove of large, mature pecan trees and alongside the San Saba River this park offers a pleasing atmosphere. Lots of space. Some newer pad sites with large concrete slabs for RVs. The golf course is adjacent to the park and offers more pleasing views. There is traffic all hours of the day as one must pass through the park to get to the golf course. But, one should expect this and not discount the rating. It is, after all, a golf course. Now for the warts. The staff seems to treat RV guests like bad relatives, and seem indifferent at best…hostile at worst. The woman who waited on us at the pro shop would literally not speak to us. No instructions, greeting, rules, etc. Very bad customer service. The worst!!! Wi-Fi did not work, nor did the cable TV. We did stay in the part of the park that is supposed to have cable. The community building houses bathrooms that were somewhat clean, but the rest of the building remained locked the entire time we stayed at the park. There are about a dozen long-term guests with the usual array of junk spread around their site. Although we did not experience any offensive noise, wild dogs, or partying, the prospect seemed inevitable. Although we will probably stay at this park again because of the scenery and proximity to San Saba we will do so expecting to be treated like bad relatives again…and in spite of the hosts…not because of them. Too bad. This park has great potential.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
Having tried most of the parks in the Lubbock area this has become one of our favorite stops by far. The park was built about seven years ago and has held up well under use. In general the park is well maintained and cared for. Few signs of age. Some small trees, which is all one can expect in this part of Texas. Paved interior roads are in good shape. Adequate length, gravel sites have curbs and are level. All of Lubbock is as level as a pool table for that matter! All are in good shape. Water, sewer, cable TV, electricity, and Wi-Fi all in good shape and all worked well. Staff are superb. None better. The only possible negatives are that there is some road noise as the adjacent highway becomes increasingly more heavily traveled. Some long term campers…but no junk. Great dog runs with actual grass!
Date of Stay: April, 2012
This park is located in a rural community on a paved county highway. There are very few parks within a fifty mile radius, apart from a state park. The park host was extremely helpful and friendly. Very nice person who goes the extra mile to make sure her guests are well settled and informed. Laundry room is virtually new and in excellent condition. Water, sewer, and electricity hook ups all worked fine. Minimal road noise in spite of the fact that we took a site in the front row nearest the highway. Sites are extremely long. Even the longest motorhome with a toad should have no issues here. Now for the bad news. Park roads are gravel and in OK condition but the individual sites are not paved…just soil. If it rains, which admittedly it rarely does in this part of Texas, one might find ones self in an awful mess. The entire park is as level as a pool table, with no sign of a tree or picnic table. There are no amenities of any kind apart from the laundry and restrooms. Although there were few park guests, they were all long term campers. The neighborhood and the town itself, although friendly, suffer from decline. In spite of these negatives we would happily return to this park.
Date of Stay: April, 2012
This park is located in a rural area, just a couple of miles from the highway. Access is good, via paved county roads. The somewhat secluded location makes for a quiet camping experience so far as road noise is concerned. Although off the beaten path, one's impression is that the facility has seen better days. It does not appear as though any maintenance has been done in years, including the interior roads that are gravel and full of potholes. Many trees, which is nice, cause some interfere with vehicle traffic. Many sites are end-to-end, and very short. Water, sewer, and electricity seemed to work fine although the hook ups were in pretty marginal condition. Most of the park sites are take up by permanent campers, some of whom are obviously not neat freaks based on the assortment of scooters, motorcycles, BBQ grills, coolers, lawn chairs and assorted “stuff” laying around their sites. Although very friendly and seemingly helpful on the telephone the park staff was never available at the office. We never saw a host during our entire stay. We did not feel comfortable or safe here at all. We will not return and would not recommend this park to anyone. Sorry.
Date of Stay: November, 2011
What a pleasant surprise this park turned out to be! Located far enough off the highway so there is no road noise. Access down a residential street may seem a little tight to some, but adequate. Situated in a grove of pecan trees along the San Saba River and adjacent to a fairly nice public golf course, this park offers a pleasant atmosphere and retreat. Some long term campers, but not the typical junk usually associated with them. Level concrete pads at each site was a nice surprise. Roads are crushed granite, thus one does not track it into ones RV. Electricity, sewer and water all worked fine. Wi-Fi worked well. Cable TV did not appear to be working at the sites along the river, but was working at the newer sites in the center of the park. Restrooms and showers, although only one per gender, were clean and new. Nice laundry and public room. The only staff person is located at the pro shop at the golf course. No store or supplies, apart from golf related items. Very nice place to walk. The town of San Saba has an excellent nature tail for walking as well. No evidence of wayward dogs, or their deposits. One of the nicest little parks we have stayed at, and certainly a bargain at $21.00 a night.
Date of Stay: August, 2011
This little park is a true diamond, and a gift to RV travelers. With a nightly fee of $0 for the first three nights and $5 after how can you go wrong! I have paid over $50 and got a lot less for my money. The park is convenient, clean, well lighted and extremely well kept. Roads and sites are gravel and well maintained. There is some shade at each site. Good water pressure and electricity. Strong Wi-Fi. There is some road noise but we did not find it too objectionable. The folks at the city hall where you sign in, are very friendly and helpful. The town has a few restaurants that are, on balance, pretty good. About the only thing keeping this park from a 10 rating is the fact that it does not have sewer hook up and cable TV. They do have a dump station however, and it is in good shape and convenient. There are no other RV parks for twenty-five miles to the east and perhaps as much as forty miles in all other directions. PS Had to put $1.00 because this site will not take $0.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
Nice small park located close to the Interstate. Access is down a narrow, paved road. The park is attractive, and has a lot of trees. Sites are gigantic. Many long terms campers, but almost all have well kept sites with expensive RVs. Park is quiet, however one might experience some highway noise if the wind is from the south. Much to our chagrin the owners are enlarging the park. A good thing never seems to last. Although we are sure the made some effort at preservation, the new area is almost devoid of trees and will detract from the ambiance of the setting. Nonetheless, this is a nice park for overnight or for a week long visit to the Abilene area.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
We were hoping for so much more! The park is located reasonably close to the Interstate. Access is via a gravel road, which, like the entire RV Park, is quite dusty when the wind blows…which is all the time in Midland. The older part of the park has trees, but is 100% occupied by long term rentals…some rather shabby looking. The majority of the newer portion of the park, which is a treeless gravel parking lot, is also long term rental. The oil boom seems to have brought a great deal of traffic to Midland. Good for Midland and bad for RV’ers. The sites are very small and short. One would not be able to leave a travel trailer or 5th wheel attached to the tow vehicle and remain within the bounds of the sites. We found this to be extremely inconvenient because we like to leave early in the morning without disturbing other campers. The electricity, water and cable TV worked OK. WiFi was not strong. The park is adjacent to a junkyard, but there is a privacy fence. There is absolutely nothing appealing about this park. It is adequate for overnight camping if you don’t mind unhooking. The park is pet friendly, but the pet walk areas are not. The staff was friendly. The store has almost nothing on the shelf.
Date of Stay: October, 2010
On the plus side Town and Country is convenient to town and boasts some of the longest gravel RV sites I have ever seen especially in an older park. All of the mechanical features worked, including the cable TV. The park is very well maintained, with containers for cigarette butts everywhere! Almost all sites are pull through. Service was efficient. On the downside the RV sites are back-to-front, and very close together. Not so close one could pass a cup of coffee from RV to RV, but too close. Lots of road noise and no features. Not attractive at all I am sad to say, but a good over night stop, not a destination. We would happily stay there again when passing through.
Date of Stay: October, 2010
This park was formerly the Fort Stockton KOA. We have stayed here dozens of times over the years and have had mixed experiences. On this most recent trip we were pleasantly surprised to find that much needed work is underway to improve and upgrade the park. The facility had been a bit shabby. It is encouraging to see the TLC underway since the sites are too short, and impossible of many motor homes and big 5th wheel rigs. The staff are extremely friendly and efficient. The small restaurant on site serves up a great breakfast and supper. This park is one of our favorites for an overnight stay.
Date of Stay: October, 2010
In all fairness it is difficult to provide a balanced review of La Vista. On the one hand if you are looking for a secluded RV site, outside town and away from the noise and bustle that offers a great view, fresh air and wide open skies…La Vista is for you! We enjoyed all of the foregoing aspects of the park very much. For a small park they have a nice, clean and well maintained little common building that, for a 12-14 site park, is more than adequate with 2 showers per gender, one clothes washer, one clothes dryer, and a nice recreation room. Sites are mostly downhill, gravel, but are workable. All are long and will more than accommodate a big rig. There is no pool, no playground equipment and basically no infrastructure any kind. We booked our reservation by e-mail and everything was efficient. Now the downsides, and there are several. There is virtually no cell phone service, TV reception or Wi-Fi. We tried the Wi-Fi several time, had almost no signal, then were dropped. No local TV at all, bring your satellite dish if TV is important to you. Rules regarding pets are loose, with amble “evidence” in sites and common areas. The park had three long term campers when we were there, and I believe there were close to a dozen dogs shared by the group to augment the roaming cats. We never saw a host or owner during our entire stay, so we can not comment about service. Several small but preventable issues detracted from our enjoyment, including long term campers monopolizing the washer/dryer, some construction work disturbing the tranquility, and two very large and scary looking dogs brought by the construction workers that were not on a leash and kept my frightened wife indoors the entire day and resulted in us cutting our trip short. On balance and with all the “warts” we would stay at La Vista again. We would happily take the shortcomings of La Vista over the higher price and somewhat “uppity” park in Town where we had stayed for almost a decade. Butt if TV, cell phone, Wi-Fi and infrastructure are important to you then you had better select another park.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
Surprisingly nice, small park located far enough off the interstate that there is very little traffic noise. Enormous, long sites with two sewer hook up’s per each. Sites are basically level. Some trees. Not a great deal of infrastructure but for my taste this is the best spot anywhere in the area. The road in from the highway is a little narrow and bumpy but if you take your time it’s fine. It rained almost constantly during the two day stay and there was almost no standing water or issues. This park goes to the top of my list!
Date of Stay: March, 2010
This was our first stay at Broke Mill and we were pleasantly surprised. Having stayed at other parks in Del Rio, we found this one to be more than expected. The park is located just west of town and is convenient to shopping and recreation. Sites are quite level, and adequate for just about any size RV. Hook ups are convenient. Everything worked as it should. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Park was spotless and well maintained. This is a new park, so don’t expect much in the way of trees. The owners have planted a number of trees and shrubs, but considering that it is South Texas, it will take some time for them to mature. There is some road noise from Highway 90, but it is not overpowering, and it tapers off during the night. We did not find it objectionable. We will definitely camp here again.