Date of Stay: February, 2015
Have stayed here a few times in the past, it's become kind of one of our go to places to get a way for a few days. This was the first time we had a site on the Colorado Rivers edge, and the term edge is just that. It was a 15' drop straight down to the water behind our RV. Maybe not what a family with small children would wish for, but for us it was nice. No worries of snakes coming out of the water to the RV, but enjoyed the sound of the river flowing down stream behind us. The park was almost full of full hook up sites, but all utilities were clean and steady as one would expect. Park Staff friendly, attentive all around excellent. Well be back again without a doubt, and soon I hope. The Putt Putt Golf Course has very recently been re-carpeted. Roads could still use a little work, but then so could most city streets. $3 rate based on TT membership of free with an up charge for 50amp service.
Date of Stay: October, 2014
Kind of mixed feelings on this review. On one hand it hasn't had any reviews in a long time, but darn sure deserves an updated review due to being such a bargain priced beautiful destination. One the other hand it is so small that I don't want everyone going to check it out and take up all the sites and not having one available for me the next time we wish to go. First off, I gave it a 10 as in Excellent for what is it, that being a Corp of Engineers Property. That means no sewer, no cable and Spartan restrooms. Sites are huge. Water pressure was strong, electric was steady and clean. Good antenna reception and clear sky sites available for those of you who prefer satellite. Sites kept clean with grill, fire ring, covered picnic tables on a concrete pad. RV pad was level side to side, however front to back will require some leveling. If you make reservations on line it will ask for and also show you the length of each sites RV parking. This is for the RV only as there is a additional parking space along side of each site. Roads into and through out the park are in good shape of asphalt and gravel. Dump area is clean with access to dump from two directions. The park does have a marina at the lake as well as enclosed fishing area for a fee. If you are looking for a break away from the city, but wish to be near civilization just down the road. Want to camp in quite overlooking a peaceful lake with large RV sites. Maybe even take a swim in the enclosed swimming area, drop a line and fish, maybe fly a kite. This is your place. One thing to keep in mind is that we camped here in the end of October from a Tuesday to Friday morning. I am sure that it becomes more crowded on the weekends and during the summer months. So if you're in the area to check it out, but please not everyone at the same time. Leave a site for us please.
Date of Stay: September, 2014
Great smaller gem of an RV Resort located 2 miles off of I-20 in East Texas. Location is perfect for getting out of the road noise of I-20, yet perfect access to and from the interstate. Someone mentioned the narrow steep entrance and exit into and out of the park, This is nothing to give a second thought to. It is an easy to make. Check in is a quick simple process and then you are escorted to your site. All sights and interior roads are concrete and in perfect maintained condition. The grass area between the sights are a bit on the narrow side, but well maintained with excellence. Water, electric, cable, sewer, and WiFi all were excellent as well as well positioned along side of the RV sites. All sites have ample parking for your RV plus tow vehicle or toad. Each site also has a picnic table and a tree showing ambition to provide shade in the future. The Hot Tub is semi enclosed for use in all weather conditions, the pool is currently closed for the season. There is a small water splash/spray area, and a small fishing pond with a fountain. There are a number of permanent/long term residence located in the resort. I would say that half of the park is filled with permanent or seasonal guest. However, every one of these sites are well maintained sites that would be difficult to distinguish as full time residence. One of the greatest assets to the park is the Park Host. They care to make this the best stop or visit along your journey. They share a passion for RVing, offer a wealth of local knowledge, and possess the kind of character that make you feel like long time friends with in minutes of meeting. Our rate was based on the price for a week stay with full hook up at $150. We will definitely return when in the area.
Date of Stay: July, 2014
Very nice park with plenty of trees in a semi-rustic setting. Nice small creek that goes down one side and though the park. I can see where this could also be a destination park as well as a place to stop for a night of sleep and travel recovery. Warm welcome upon check-in, escorted to your site and offered assistance in hooking up. My only small complaint is the same that seems to haunt most all RV parks, that is the extremely limited Wi-Fi reception that seems slower than the day of old dial-up modem service.
Date of Stay: July, 2014
As others have mentioned, it is a place to stop and lay your head down for the night. Park hosts were very friendly and greet you very warmly. A large number of full time residents, but well kept sites. Sites are for the greater part gravel or dirt/grass and semi level. Good clean power, good water pressure, clear sky view for satellite reception. You can hear limited road noise both day and night. Easy to find while traveling east, but I can see where it could be a real journey in finding it from the west.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
The RV Sites of this community are located in the center of an extremely nice RV community where owners have erected full time RV based homes. The owners of these residence are very warm in welcoming of those who stay in the RV park sites. Now to be up front, the photos of the LLRV site show what looks to be a couple of beautiful sites overlooking the lake and the surrounding bluffs. These are concrete pads with tables at the end of a walking trail, not RV sites. The RV sites are all pull-through sites on the main road into the RV community. Most of the sites are level, some with a concrete pad, most are gravel. A few of the sites have a grass front yard area out your door, some are finished in mulch due to the Texas heat, but all are nicely maintained. No cable, but great local reception or satellite dish reception. The owners are over the top perfection. I have never received such a warm welcome and follow-up while staying at any RV park. They want to make sure your stay is a perfect as can be. The do have expansion plans and are currently working on these. If you are looking for swimming you have access to a state park within 1/2 mile for lake access. If you are in the area and looking for some peace and down time this is your place.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
Price shown is for TT Member with 50 amp service. The park hasn't changed much over the last year. It has nice large site offerings, gravel sites many of which do offer a clear view for DirectTV reception. However not all sites do offer a clear view of the sky so if you need it check closely. Good electrical service, good water pressure. Plenty of green grass and small deer feeding on it around the TT Preserve. Did not use the shower/bath facilities so I can't comment on those. Park Rangers were very helpful when needed. Park does show to have internet, but it is only available in the club house and is slow as a snails pace, or slower. Park is located a few miles out of town, but close enough to be there in a few minutes drive time. Roads are rough in places due to recent heavy rains, but are very drivable without problems. We enjoyed 6 very peaceful quiet nights.
Date of Stay: March, 2014
This is the third time we have stayed at Mill Creek, and just as in the first two stays this time was perfect. The grounds are kept manicured, clean, and welcoming at all times. Bath houses are the cleanest we have ever seen in our travels. Some comments of the staff mowing too often, water sprinklers running at night which do all happen, but this is Texas. Grass doesn't grow without being watered, nor does it stop growing at a set height. A few have made comments of highway traffic noise. This was the first time that we actually heard traffic noise from I-20. I think it must really have to do with the current weather conditions. When there was a wind blowing we heard nothing, when the wind was perfectly calm we did hear traffic in the evening hours. The pool, rec center and buildings are all maintained to perfecton. Staff goes above board to make your stay as comfortable as can be. Cable TV does leave some to be desired, however the Wi-Fi ($5 per stay) worked without a flaw. If you're in the area or passing through I would recommend you give it a stay for a night or more.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
Beautiful park/resort, well maintained and a pleasure to stay at. WiFi service was great. No noise from the roadway or interstate. Pull through sites have little to no shade. Back in sites very limited shade. Roads in great condition, pads are concrete, water pressure strong. Club house and pool areas are flat out beautiful. Some great local food choices, ask for recommendations at the desk. Limited number of bath house facilities as to number of sites at the park, but well kept and very clean.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
First time stay at a Thousand Trails Preserve. The Staff was fantastic, informative, helpful; could not have been any better. The grounds were extremely clean and well maintained. Camp sites are very large, most of which offer gravel pads, a few offer concrete partical pads and padio. No cable service offered at the sites, matter of fact the lower sites don't receive any TV antenna broadcast reception (but then that ain't all bad) WiFi available in the Activity Center which also has a couple of TVs, pool table, ping pong, table activities and great cold A/C. Rest Rooms spotless, pool area well maintaned. Preserve also offers a few different out door court games and putt putt golf. Roads in good condition, some gravel some paved, some a combination of the two. TT Preserve does have a private boat ramp to the river. The preserve is located near town which offers a few great restaurants...great food, big helpings, reasonable prices for those times you don't feel like cooking. A word of advise, in the summer months it is HOT!! But so is the rest of Texas. Price shown is for a Thousand Trails membership offer of $0 plus $3 per night for 50 amp service.
Date of Stay: October, 2010
We spent 4 peaceful nights (and days) in this little campground. Now if you are looking for a swimming pool with hot tub and night life: this is not the place for you. If you are looking for great views, slow pace, relaxing time: you should make a visit. Showers and restrooms were spotless. Large community center with limited exercise equipment, pool table, a couple of very large screen TVs, pool table, couches, chairs, large deck with furniture, great views, and the coffee along with snacks were always waiting on the table. One night we were greeted by a fox walking through our site, the next day a couple of white tail deer. Road into and around the park are asphalt with gravel semi level grade sites. All sites had a picnic table, however grass area around the sites is somewhat on the smaller size. Good water pressure, good electric at the sites. The park is outside of Hot Springs, but it is a fast straight 10 miles from one to the other. The driveway into the RV park from the hiway is worth the trip itself, a series of short switchbacks up to the top of the hill. Nothing that would be any problem for a motorhome or tow vehicle. Honestly it was fun to drive in the motorhome and the dinghy. We paid $25 per night which included the Good Sam discount. The clear night skys and bright stars were included at no charge.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
Beautiful RV Resort, The staff was out going, helpful, informative and very attentive. Store and gift shop well stocked and reasonably priced. The maintenance of the park is excellent. We stayed in the adult only section, the site was a pull in forward site that gave us a view out the front window of the water filled creek and tree line on the other side. Site was nice and wide, provided partial shade. Well manicured land-scraping. Pool, hot tub, restrooms and showers were spotless. While the name may imply that the park sits on a Lake, don't expect there to be a large lake. Rather a few smaller landscaped/manicured ponds and streams which offer catch and release (no license or permit required). At night the sky was dark black which gave the most fantastic view of the stars glowing above. Park also offers free Wi-Fi and cable at no charge. We stayed 4 nights and used the park as a base for exploring the area. We can't wait to return. The resort also offers on site RV Wash and Wax service as well as LP fill service. We did experience a problem with our RV and needed the help of a RV service Tech...The staff contacted a mobile service provider who was on site within an hour, fixed the problem and was very, very reasonable with his rates. We Recommend the Buckhorn Lake RV Resort highly,