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Always enjoy staying here when we come to Waco/Baylor University. With a 36' HM and a tow dolly, we use Google Earth to pick a good site that allows us to pull through. The Reserve America\Recreation.gov web site descriptions are NOT always correct as to access, sewer hookups. You can always call the office for clarification if necessary. The sites are great. Paved and level. Most have a covered picnic table. All have a fire ring & water. We chose a nice lake-side spot without trees since the weather was expected to be poor and we figured the satellite was going to be used (it was). A number of the sites are treed and that's a good thing in the Texas summer. Again, Google Earth is your friend. The RV sites aren't close together so there's a modicum of privacy which is nice. Around dusk or sunrise is a good time to go for a long walk and see the wildlife around the area. Deer are all over the place. Lots of roadrunners and the usual collection of other Texas critters as well. All-in-all a great COE operation.

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Typical KOA and probably the best choice for San Antonio touring. Very close to downtown (Alamo, River Walk, etc). Bus service is convenient and available from the gate (parking downtown is VERY difficult and expensive). Sites are very close together and level. Wi-Fi is weak but available and functional as long as you just need email or some very slow surfing. So: why a "6"? Well, I reserved a site two months in advance and paid for the first night to secure the site. Made specific arrangements for a specific site and was assured it would be available. Pulled up right at 3pm (check-in time) and was told the site was not available and was then assigned a smaller site in the back row. Took the reassigned site (no choice) and hooked up water, sewer, electric, cable TV and then along comes the office staff. Seems the extra long rig and trailer that checked in right after me had been promised the site I was just assigned. Yep: he made the reservation in JANUARY. The park was almost full so I agreed to pack up and switch sites with him so he could fit in. The office staff said "thanks" and they'd make sure the park manager was made aware of the foul-ups and both of us would be compensated for the issues. Well: not so much. Never heard a word from anyone. (We stayed three days.)

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The marina & RV park is on Lake Whitney - a HUGE lake NW of Waco. The sites vary in quality. Ours had a cement patio, picnic table and small BBQ. Lot's of trees (small oaks - normal for the hill country) which do provide much needed shade in July. However, that makes it, uh, interesting maneuvering your class A or 5er around! It took three of us to safely get our 36' motorhome tucked away. Be sure to check the web site and request a specific site if necessary. The staff is very helpful and accommodating. Most of the sites are gravel and leveling may be an issue. Again - check the site once you get there before committing to it. Couple of pools that looked well maintained. Keyed laundry facilities, showers and rest rooms. If you're looking for a base camp for fishing - this is a good choice.

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Previous reviewers are all pretty accurate. It's been a long process getting this state park back online within a very limited budget and they've done a good job. The restrooms and showers are, uh, adequate. We stayed here for a full week while our son attended classes at UTMB. You're on the beach (short walk), great view, 50Amp service and good water - FOR $25/day!! The alternative is a decent hotel in Galveston at $150+/night. Of course the beach is the attraction and it's fine. Clean, brown and very sparsely populated since the park's property is very large and the day visitors aren't allowed in the campsite area. Each site has it's own, covered shelter with a picnic table. The park rangers are all very helpful and friendly - from those patrolling and working outside to the office staff. Word of caution - if your pets are under 10 pounds, keep them inside or else the smaller mosquitoes will carry them off! (The large mosquitoes just swallow them whole). With an on-shore breeze, it's not too bad on the beach side but the Bay side is awful and you'll be eaten alive. With an off-shore breeze, the opposite is true. Summer = mosquitoes. That's life on the upper Texas coast.