Date of Stay: July, 2014
This was a return visit for us and was over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Considering that this is probably the busiest week of the year for them, things went smoothly. There were no empty sites. No issues with utilities, did not buy cable for $2.50 extra per day and found that over the air channels worked just fine for us. Workers did their best to control the environment for the good of everyone. We did find that the rules did not seem to be applied fairly and equally amongst all the guests however. Rules not enforced for some that had rented spaces for the summer apparently. Fortunately for us, we were a number of sites away from them so it did not affect us directly. Otherwise, I would have had to speak up. The biggest bummer was the amount of seaweed on the beach. I've never seen it so thick in all the years we've been down there. That and trying to find a spot due to the amount of people on the beach, but that is no fault of the park. All in all it was a good visit and will return, just not on a holiday weekend.
Date of Stay: December, 2013
This was a return trip for us prior to Christmas. Initially we really like this campground because they do have some really good amenities like nice clubhouse, pool tables, and bathhouse. There is a lot to do here. However my opinion changed this trip. This trip is was about the sites. It had rained, and lots of dew in the mornings made for sites that are muddy. For $75 bucks a night, I'd expect to at least have a paved pad and patio, and paved roads. The crushed granite just spread on the ground did not cut it for us, especially when you have dogs. That sure made a mess of our rig. Voltage was erratic, but maybe that was because it was also 25 degrees one night? It peaked at 132V at one point( knocked out our TV and haven't gotten the bill for that yet). We requested to use the hot tub one afternoon for the evening, but by the time it got hot enough to get in, they had already locked the gate. It's like they didn't want us to go use it. I'm sorry that the $300 bucks we spent there was an inconvenience. And to top it off, they charge an extra $10 per night for the "holiday rate". It wasn't like they were full or anything. My opinion now is that there are other places in the area just as good and for 1/2 the price. I doubt we will be back. Price / value was way off the mark this time.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
Stayed for 4 nights and it wasn't enough. Nice amenities, utilities worked well, level, decent room between sites, all concrete pads and roads, easy in and out. Main reason we came here this time was because of the wide boardwalk across the dunes for golf carts and foot traffic. Access to beach was SO easy! We were there at the beginning of the summer and did not have any issues with after hours noise. Park was clean and well cared for. Enjoyed our stay and will return soon~
Date of Stay: April, 2013
Nice campground. Stayed here for Sand Fest and had a great time. Pros: clean and well landscaped, relatively level, utilities worked fine, excellent location to beach and to town. Cons: limited parking, interior sites tight, have them guide you to your site =tight turns and limited space ( with 20' truck and 30' of trailer, I was a little nervous) , never could connect on to wi-fi, make sure you have utility extensions for water, sewer, and electric. All in all, we enjoyed the same and would return!
Date of Stay: March, 2013
Easy access on/off of I-10. Really nice views of the surrounding hills. Mixture of travelers, quite a few permanents. Everyone was super friendly. They seemed to have all of the daily/ weekly travelers located in one spot of top of the hill. Utilities worked fine, but I did have a hard time connecting on to the Wi-Fi and it was intermittent at best. We stayed for a couple of days over spring break and enjoyed good walks up and down the hills! Some freeway noise, but we got used to it after awhile. Hope they get the hot tub fixed. Popo's restaurant, Don Strange Ranch, and Cascade Caverns close by. We would return.
Date of Stay: February, 2013
We have stayed here several times in the last couple of years. Each time we have been in a different area of the park. We did not make reservations this time and were lucky enough to get a spot for the long weekend as the place was packed. Rate reflects Good Sam discount + cable. Everything worked as it should, except for the 20 amp additional circuit on the post. Glad I had a 50 amp pigtail for our trailer, basic sites apparently only have 50 amp service. For us, there was definitely a difference between the basic site and in the middle section so we would pay a little more for that view. Cable and internet are extra charges, for which I'm not a fan. Seems a little pricey for what you get. All in all, it was a nice get-a-way, and neighbors / staff were friendly. Will return again.
Date of Stay: December, 2012
Great park and we totally agree with the previous reviews. This park is under construction but it is still a wonderful place to stay. Wide and deep sites with tables and fire rings. Price was for a back-in site closest to the cottages. Easy hookups and lots of amenities. Having 2 sewer connections at each site is a nice touch, one in the middle and the other towards the end. The bathhouse is not finished yet, but we peeked inside and it's absolutely beautiful! We met the owners and they are great folks. We are looking forward to returning in the spring and watching the park "mature," which is why I only rated it a 9. It will be a 10 in the near future.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
As stated in a previous review, this is NOT a state park. The SP is down the road. Campground is very basic with lots of full-timers and are friendly. It does back up to a working ranch and if you are looking in that direction, it's nice. Some really nice tent camping sites along the river however. Good utilities, and size of sites, but all are grass with some level and others not. River access is difficult at best, very steep and lots of big rocks to walk through. Due to lack of rain, river was hardly flowing and dirty. This place needs some serious updating and maintenance. Probably won't come back.
Date of Stay: March, 2012
Very nice campground. Enjoyed our stay. Variety of different sites, some with full concrete pads, pull throughs are gravel and some back in grass sites. Utilities worked fine. Charcoal grills and fire pits at every site, which I thought was nice and used them both. Did not try to use cell phones or internet. River was clean and surprising pretty warm for this time of year. Big dog run, beautiful pool area, and other amenities. Lots of wildlife in the area. We got to watch numerous skydivers jump from the plane from our campsite, which was pretty cool. Only reason I gave it a 9 was because of having to back up a ways in order to pull into our site. We will be back and have already booked our next stay.
Date of Stay: January, 2012
Enjoyed our brief stay as we were just looking for a nice weekend get-away. Level sites, good power and water, nice sized space. Bath house clean and well appointed. Clubhouse with large fireplace was pretty cool and a nice place to hang out. Dogs enjoyed the walk across the stream. Place will be awesome once Miller Creek fills up again after this long Texas drought. Lots to do in the area. Will return again soon.
Date of Stay: November, 2011
We spent Thanksgiving holidays here and agree with most of the other reviews in that this is a great park. We have stayed here several times. Great pool and spa, concrete sites, and beautifully landscaped. Each site is customized to the owners requirements and allows for a very unique feel to the park. We found the park to be very dog friendly and had no issues with finding a place for them to go. It seems to me that the interior pond sites have more grass space than the perimeter sites. The only con for us was that the cable TV was very fuzzy on all channels, and the site we had this time was a little tight getting into. Otherwise, it was a great stay.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
My rating might have been higher except for the extreme drought that Texas is currently going through. River was hardly flowing and water just seemed dirty. Find a place where the water is moving. Overall not a bad experience, we just prefer a little more space to move around. It's a party place on the weekends. Pros: asphalt roads, crushed granite pads, good power and water ( temps were 100+ and campground was full), good space between sites, quick check-in, friendly atmosphere ( except for the owner, but that's another story) Cons: have to hitch / unhitch quickly otherwise you will be blocking traffic, tight turns and little space to move / back-in, trash cans overflowing, no cable, expensive for what you get. Will try a different place next time on the Guadalupe River.
Date of Stay: March, 2011
Older park in need of updating in my opinion, but many folks there seemed to enjoy it. Most sites were very small and tight. Slides hang over neighbors patio slab. Sewer drain located in same patio?? Crowded due to Spring Break I assume. Fortunately we had an end of the row site and had a little extra breathing room. Not much privacy. Dog run, and walking area was one plus. Cable was fuzzy on several channels. Pool was still closed but is a nice size. Did I say that the sites were tiny? OK for an overnight stop. We'll try a different park next time we're in Fredricksburg, so we probably won't be back.
Date of Stay: March, 2011
Small park but lots of personality to it. Level sites, easy access, plenty of walking paths and very dog friendly! You certainly don't feel like you're spending time in a parking lot because of all the green spaces. About 10 minutes to Pedernales State Park or Dripping Springs. The owners are wonderful and made sure that our stay was enjoyable. Would love to see them add a small pool and hot tub. We will be back!