Date of Stay: February, 2016
Location to Down-Town Austin, University of Texas and their sporting events/buildings are very good. Improvements to the Campground facility itself is being made, I hear new management (?). We did not venture off beyond our campsite, the restroom/shower facilities, office and dog park, therefore I cannot comment on the alleged abundance of full-timers. I will say that this park provided everything we needed and wanted, full hookups, and clean facilities. If our next trip to Austin is based upon University of Texas sports and/or Austin Arts and Entertainment, this will be our first call. Only downside was that it is close to Manor, and not the best side of town. The closest grocery store is a HEB. It should have everything that you would need produce and grocery wise, flip-side is that it is located in a rough side of town.
Date of Stay: March, 2014
This is a Big Park, no, I mean Really Big. And, it is full of long-term renters. I'd guess that 85% of the sites are occupied by non-weekend campers. That said, we got what we desired from this park. Big Rig compatible, full hook-ups, and a location that gave us access to The MetroPlex (Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington). This was a "get away" trip with one of our son's and his friend, both ages 13, so location to Six Flags, SpeedZone was priority. Don't stay here if you are looking for "the camping experience". It's just not a very appealing park by eye site. Maybe it was because we arrived in the middle of the night, but, I think they could do a better job of identifying the Park Entrance. The KOA store is out front with what appears to be driveways on either sides. Wrong. You'll get in a heap if trouble in a bigger RV if you choose incorrectly. Since the Park is located within the city and off of a busy major street, backing up, if you choose poorly, would be hazardous. Looking at the KOA Store the correct entrance is on your left. Because they have so many long term residents, the restroom-shower stalls stay active. We each have our unique reasons why we chose to use the parks facilities or our own. If you select the parks because you like the bigger shower stalls, you might want to re-think your options here. Their shower stalls are about the same size as what you rig has and each stall has its own personality and comes with its individualized shower head. Try them all out and pick your favorite. We did enjoy the dog area. Lots of dogs call this place "home". And the only other comment that I can think might provide some insight is the sites themselves. We have a large 40 foot with 5 slides. Because of the situation of the tree limbs extending over our site, we had to position a large branch in-between two of our slides or we would not have been able to extend them. This caused us to located our RV toward the front of our pull-through which put us out of reach to the site specific sewage. It's located in the far back of each site. The Dallas area really is in need of several more RV Parks to accommodate all the campers to this area.
Date of Stay: January, 2014
First of all, this park served our needs and although it is mostly filled with long-term renters, it is very clean. My personal peeve, and I know that I need some professional help to get over this, I don't think that you should put "Resort" in your park name unless you offer more than a nice spot to pull your RV into. No swimming pool, hot tub, recreation hall, shuffleboard, horseshoes....nothing. They claim to offer Internet. I was able to pick-up a faint signal on my iPhone, and it kept kicking me off, none was available on my iPad. Now, with all that said, we got everything out of this park, minus the Internet, that we were looking for. It was a great location to a family wedding that we were involved in. And it offers big rig (ours is a 40 ft. 5th Wheel) access with an easy pull-through and full hook-ups. They met us as we pulled in and escorted us to our site and then left us alone to set-up our rig.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
This is a big park located on the shores of Lake Somerville. Although they offer a limited number of sites that serve 50 amp, all of those sites are located bunched-up close to the marina in the most undesirable part of the park. No internet service in our camping loop and no full hook ups either. The restroom and shower facility ranks as the worst I've ever experienced. We had great neighbors and during our stay, 3 nights total, we never saw anyone affiliated with the park patrol or even ride around our loop. I can only imagine if you get stuck next to a group whose idea of a camping weekend is different from yours....you are on your own. The picnic tables are unusable due to decay and lack of upkeep. Which is generally the problem with the entire park. They have 1 dump station and its located on your exit from the park and includes a tricky turn for medium to larger trailers, 5ers and motor-coaches. To complicate matters, once you've dumped the turn to exit the park is impossible to navigate with a large rig due to the positioning if the exit gates. That forces you to head back into the park and make another tour around the camping loop in order to get your rig positioned correctly to exit the park. Much better options available on the lake. We were forced to stay here due to the US Government Shut-Down that cancelled our reservation with the Corp of Engineers Park.
Date of Stay: September, 2013
This park is loaded with potential, yet, what is potential, unrealized level of what could be a nice little lark. This park is full of permanent residence, lots of oil field workers and welders. Didn't have a single problem with any of them, just so you are aware. The restroom/showers were clean. And yes, there is an adjacent training track for race horses...Big Deal (sarcasm). The pool, although on the small side was nice but the reason that we were drawn to this place is that it is located on the banks of the San Marcos River. River access is just OK, and you only have a stretch of swimmable river of about 50 yards. Trees, stumps and other river trash prevents you from really enjoying the river further down. We did find a nice spot of river close by though. When you are leaving the RV park turn right and drive about a mile and a half and you will come upon a park (city), free of charge, where there is great river access, a rope swing and much better water free of debris. If they would cleanup their section of the river, this place could shine.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
This is an interesting little park. Even though they advertise themselves as a "RV Resort", they're not. Yet, its more than a simple "stop over". This park is super clean, and that is emphasized with all the cement. They offer a volleyball net and a horseshoe pit, though both are set in a strange setting under a bridge. No pool, or exercise facilities, and they have more than usual rules that are enforced. The WIFI here was outstanding and we were in the back of the park, we were fortunate to receive a riverside site. They also inquired about the year and model/make of our fifth wheel, yet there are some long-term renters with less than ideal trailers. This place can be tough to maneuver if you have a bigger rig. Ours is 40 in length and the park staff had to ask 3 cars to move,temporally, so that we could back into our site.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
This is a campground that offers full hook-ups, 30 and 50 amp with good river access (San Marcos River). In addition, they have cabins for rent and tent sites, if that's your thing. They have showers, for $.25 cent and have toilets, four of them actually, which considering how busy this place gets on a summer weekend, is about 6 short of what they really need. This campground is very pleasing to the eye and not much has changed since I first camped here 20 years ago. The sites are extremely narrow and you feel like you are invading your neighbors space. Over the years our family has grown and so has our camper. When we were traveling in a 26 footer the space size wasn't much of a problem. Now that we have upgraded to a larger 5er, with slides...much more of an issue. Once you pull into your site, not only should you check to see where your electric, water, sewage hook-ups are located but you must check to see if your awning and slide-outs can fit in between your neighbors. It reminds me of camping in Yellowstone, if you've ever been lucky enough to camp inside that National Park. This place, like Yellowstone is very pretty and also like Yellowstone, its very tight camping. Additional information is they offer tube transports, have a pool (can get very crowded), and have a little sack shop that offers small items and finger food. We found, and always have found, the management team here to be very accommodating and generally very good. Keep in mind that this is a very popular park and you will be competing with other campers who camp here every year and consequently set up their camping reservations a year in advance. You can usually get a spot within a week or so before your stay but, you won't get one of the "chosen" ones. I feel that I should also note that they charge an additional fee for both additional car and campers. I towed my 5er and my wife and kids, each brought a friend, followed me in the wife's Expedition. We were charged $10 extra each day for the additional car, never-mind that we were able to park the extra car "on site" and caused no additional space. And each campsite fed is based on 2 people. Huh? Most campgrounds allow at least 4. Any more than 2 per campsite is charged an additional $5 per person, per night. I think this is a little sneaky way of them gaining from us an additional $90 for a weekend stay.
Date of Stay: February, 2013
We used this RV Park as our camping spot which allowed us to access the nearby (20 minutes away) ATV Park. So, keep in mind that is the angle I'm taking, but will try to provide you with as much information as possible. First of all, most of the spaces here are rented out to people who call this home. It seemed that they have divided the park into halves. Middle aged residents and college students on the other side. Sam Houston State University is located in the same town. The RV Park does have a recreation hall that had a pool table and ping pong available. They also had a laundromat and "mens," "woman's" restroom and showers. There is only one shower and one toilet in each, which can be time consuming. This RV Park really is set-up for permanent residents, with the occasional one nighter off the highway. In talking with the park host, friendly gentleman, they only have a few open spots for travelers looking for a spot to send the night. Although we use our shower and restroom in our fifth wheel, having five campers and additional toilet and shower comes in handy. And if the one shower/restroom in the Park is being utilized, you've just got to wait them out. The shower house was clean enough, and I did see a small set of children's swing set. We had full hook ups and everything worked as promised. The free WiFi here was quite possibly the fastest that we have ever experienced at an RV Park. The site we were given took a little back/forth for us to fit in. We are forty foot long, and combine that with a stump on one side of the entrance, a tree on the other side and a car sticking out across the road, it was tight getting in. If everyone is parked where they should be, big rigs should have no problem. There is little to no beauty here, just a solid value to stop off or to access the town of Huntsville.
Date of Stay: December, 2012
This park is in the Sea World area of San Antonio, as in only a mile or two from the entrance gate. We did not visit Sea World but did use this park to gain access to several of San Antonio's attractions. It's about 18 miles northwest of The RiverWalk and downtown area. We arrived late one night, and they had prepackaged envelopes for various available RV sites. By that I mean, you could chose from "standard", "standard +", "premium", "premium +" and "luxury". Essentially, the plus indicates that you will have additional room to park your truck or toad. It also means that you will have extra space on one side of your RV site. Keep in mind that this RV park is not camping, it's RVing. You do not come to this park for the views, rather you use this park as your resting spot to gain access to the fun and entertainment that San Antonio offers. Everything worked at our site and there were a few snowbirds from the north. The other campers kept to themselves more than other places that we have been. Not that they were rude, far from it. But, they campers here tend to stick to themselves more than other parks. I'll admit that the weather might had something to do with it, it was cold during our stay here. The restrooms were surface clean. They smelled clean and at first appearance, looked clean. Further inspection noticed some flaws, but overall I was somewhat pleased. The one agitation that I did have was the temperature of the showers. Three shower stalls, three toilets and three sinks in each "shower house". Two of the shower stalls had little to no hot water, while the other would get too hot. The sites can accommodate even the longest coaches, and enough room on each side for your slides, but little else.,
Date of Stay: November, 2012
This is a great park to use as your home-base to explore all the fun things in the Fort Worth area. Although this is a clean park with friendly management, this is not a destination RV Park. It just not set-up that way. Now with that in mind, this is a super nice place to call home for a few nights. Easy to navigate, lighted power boxes at each site, your choice of pull through or back in. There are some shaded sites, but those fill up quick. I bet it would get plenty warm here in the summer months. We took a site without trees because it was in November and we wanted the best sight line for our satellite. They have a large meeting place that has a nice ping pong and billiards table. The pool, not heated, is located next to the building that holds the office. It also has a hot-tub. Very nice! All the site are concrete and level, lots of money was spent here to make your accommodations pleasant. They have a laundromat and bath/shower house, which also are spotless and clean, but if you park towards the front, it's a hike to this place. This RV Park is bigger than what it appears coming off the road (I-20).
Date of Stay: July, 2011
This is a really neat park with a lot of amenities including cable TV, Wi-Fi and lots of shade especially for central Texas. Our stay started off on a bad note because of despite having ressie's for over 4 months, we couldn't get the site amenities that we had requested: 50 amp, cable TV and full hookups. Oh well, what are you going to do? Turn around and drive back home or make the best of it. Anyway, this park has great access to the "party river" of Texas and it can get a little too crazy if you have kids during the weekend. In addition, it has a great pool that has a wheelchair entry with a covered area for picnics a couple of pool showers and restrooms. They also have a small store that offers things that campers will need, but it comes with a price. The hookups at this park are better than most. One power pole with water and cable TV shared between two RV spots, each with their own hookups and waste dump. This is a pretty slick way of doing this and also gives you more room between campers. The Wi-Fi worked good all weekend long except for the last night. Don't know what happened, but none of my party could get online. Give this park a look, they really do offer the best RV park in the area.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
Upon arrival we were given four internet coupons to use during our stay, general instructions and then lead to our spot for the next four days. This is a very clean park with a little attitude of: "We are better than the others." You will find the showers in the rec/laundry building. On the porch is an air-hockey table that your kids will beg to play for an extra cost. The pools are great: saline. One is for family, bigger, and separated by huge limestone rocks is the adult side which contains a smaller pool attached to a hot tub. The controls for the hot tub can be found on the outside of the building closest to the pools. Our site, as well as all the others, are gravel sites that level. I did not see one RV that needed leveling pads. Each site has the electric, cable TV and water hook-ups in one lighted tower pole, very nice! Each site also comes with a concrete pad with a picnic table. This is a large RV park that can accommodate any size motorhome. If you rig/trailer is more than 10 years old, they will inspect upon arrival. Garbage is picked up at you site daily from 8 - 10 am.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
Absolutely one of the cleanest RV parks you will find. The new restrooms are spotless with good water flow and a safety feature to prevent scalding. The owners/managers are great to deal with. Pay extra and get the pull-through sites, as the backups are located off to the side and will remind you of camping in you back yard. The park has a nice saltwater pool and hot tub, swings for the kids and decent speed on their Wi-Fi. We wish that we could receive cable at our site but the. Do not have that yet. Good place to stay if you are exploring the north side of Austin/round rock area. It can be a little tricky getting to this campground with all the toll roads and construction going on.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
This was our second time to stay here and would chose this park again. Although, they are strict, no I mean really strict about the speed limit within the park. There is a lot to do in the area and a good weekend visit. This KOA offers several options that make camping fun, cable TV, clean restroom and showers, shaded sites, dog park, and a couple of longhorn cattle that will come up to the fence if you grab a handful of hay. Our only issue was the WiFi. Granted that we were very close to the back of the park but our Internet signal was extremely weak. Sometimes we could surf and other times we could not. I looked at the other options of RV Parks that we past during our stay and this was the best option that we saw.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
We stayed at Green Acres RV Park for a long weekend. Their website can be somewhat misleading as the Park is not located on the Blanco river. It is a short walk to river access, I would guess 300 yards or so. The pull-through sites are long and somewhat narrow. Most of the shady sites are taken up with long-term residents. With all that said we had a great time here. The park is clean, owner is accommodating and friendly. 30 and 50 amp, cable TV, wireless internet, water, and dump at each RV site. Across the street is the old Pioneer Town, which has gift shops, ice cream parlor and an arcade for the kids. For the price they charge, you get your money's worth. Expect to see plenty of deer feeding on the edges of the park. We counted 12 at one time. They approach the park every evening around dusk and graze for about 45 minutes. Overall a clean park that allows you access to Wimberely and all that the Texas Hill Country has to offer.