Date of Stay: December, 2012
I agree with the previous reviews. This is a very nice park, but not a 10 since it lacks many things that are standard elsewhere. No picnic tables, most sites are gravel, only bathroom is at the entrance to the park but is beautiful. The owner is extremely nice and made arrangements to turn on cable for the week we stayed there. No junky long term sites. Very convenient access to highway. I definitely recommend this as a place to stay.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
Another very nice LCRA park, quite different in feel from the north shore park. This one has almost exclusively back-in sites that have dense undergrowth so you can't see your neighbors. Not enough space to park large truck and mid-size car, but plenty of overflow spaces spread around. Waterfront sites do indeed give lake access, but most don't give a lake view due to the undergrowth and don't include sewer. Day use area is fantastic! Trails are wide and level. Our dogs did not find too many burrs in their fur. Rate reflects $20 camp fee and 2 x $4 admission fee. You can get a book of 10 for $30.
Date of Stay: February, 2012
It was a rainy weekend but still a very nice experience. Sites 1 to 10 are large, paved, well separated, and easy to back into. Nice covered tables. Great family park with large open areas, pool, playground. 9 hole golf course for $11. Excellent over the air (no cable) TV. Smaller tent sites were well shaded and nicely located along creek. 7" rain last month caused wide spread creek flooding and blocked road, but 1" we had was not even noticed. Texas needs the rain! Great barbeque in town. $18 camping + $3 each daily admission.
Date of Stay: January, 2012
I was looking for a closer, cheaper place for weekend getaways. I didn't really expect to find such a nice place to go. The Lower Colorado River Authority maintains many parks associated with their dams, lakes, and river control. It is currently under renovation so the showers/bathroom were not open, but that is not a problem for us. They also upgraded the electric and water so more sites have 50 amp service than show on the website. A limited number of sites have sewer hookup. The full hookup sites are wonderful. They are pull through with exceptionally long parking areas and well separated sites and nice tree cover. The rear view is a beautiful 1300 acre lake. The sites slope front to back (easily within the landing gear range) but are very level side to side. There were large open areas thick with clover. Boat launching area was double wide with dock and tie up areas. Fishing pier. Wide 5 mile long trail connects to the South Shore park. $20 full hookup fee and $4 per person per day for park access.
Date of Stay: October, 2011
We returned to Pecan Park Campground for a cool fall weekend. We enjoy the tall trees and access to the San Marcos river. Plenty of water for tubing as the river is spring fed. (Texas has been in a severe drought.) Gravel sites are pretty level. Had a heavy rain Sunday morning and everything seemed to drain pretty well. Fenced off-lead area for the dogs with lighting at night. We have reservations to come back the 1st weekend in November for Wurstfest (15 miles away).
Date of Stay: September, 2011
There are many different sections in this park. Some clusters of sites, some in the woods, and some spread out along the roads. We stayed in a "Silver" level site (#75) that had a large area with large trees on our door side and a table with roof in the trees for us. The "Gold" sites have large decks with sweeping views of the lake. The cabins were large with plenty of parking and great views of a cove of the lake. The grounds include extensive shoreline along Grapevine Lake, with many docks and a very nice boat ramp. There is a large sandy beach swim area and a very nice playground with climbing and slides. It is very close to the historic downtown area. We were there during Grapefest and it was close enough to hear music drifting through the trees. Wi-Fi was good. No pool but has lake swim area. Dog friendly. Very well maintained. We definitely recommend it.
Date of Stay: January, 2011
We enjoy the Deer Field Loop as a rural setting where you don't look directly at your neighbors. As the name implies, plenty of deer for the dogs to bark at. Only 30amp service on that loop, but plenty of shade. Excellent hike/bike trails.
Date of Stay: November, 2010
This is a fantastic place to stay with wonderful views. Wide area to use to back into concrete waterfront sites with thick grass. Great place from which to explore Sam Houston National Forest since the road it is on connects into the gravel roads of the park to the north. The pizza place was good, and there is a nice restaurant that would be open in the summers. They had "Steak Night" on Saturday. Nothing for kids on site except fishing. Has a good boat ramp and tie ups.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
The staff was very friendly when making phone reservations and checking in. The restrooms were clean, but show their age. The sites all have trees for shade. The roads have pot holes that enforce the 5mph speed limit. Sites are level, good Wi-Fi and cable. Average pool. Very nice fenced dog area but it could use more grass. We used it as a convenience overnight stop and it easily met our needs.
Date of Stay: May, 2010
We had a nice shady, back in site in the "forest". Has an excellent large pool, great WiFi. Was full for the Memorial Day weekend with a Crawfish Festival in town, but it was very quiet. Nice areas around edge of park for dog walks. No area to park the RV at check-in, except to block the road. Nice Texas Hill Country park!
Date of Stay: May, 2010
This is a nice, well maintained park. Nice granite dome that the dogs loved to explore on walks. Had good WiFi and friendly staff. Lots of "soft" burrs that had to be combed out after dog walks. We have stayed in this park many times.
Date of Stay: March, 2010
First park for our new 5th wheel, rented monthly at winter $200 rate and spent long weekends here. WiFi was very weak in the sites but good in the rec hall. Landscaping was very nice, had a beautiful small pool. Spring break had lots of kids and activity, all very nice. Great areas to walk dogs, though lots of "soft" burrs had to be combed out. Has a wonderful staff. Sunsets over the lake were not to be missed.