Date of Stay: June, 2013
Other reviews here all have good points, and they are true for certain sites or areas of the park. This is a large park and there are large sites, smallish (short/narrow) tight sites, a few very un-level sites, some shady sites, some very full sun sites, some expensive sites, some not too expensive sites. Here you pretty much get what you pay for. Most of the lower priced sites are OK too. There are also a dozen or so cabins. Tent camping allowed but only on the pads, not in the grass. If you call the park directly and tell them what you want, they try to be very accommodating. The general manager is a doll, and if you have a dog, your dog will love her. There is no park more dog friendly anywhere I've stayed. Nice large laundry for $1.50 a load. Love the bath houses. Tengo WiFi is available for extra $, analog cable TV is free. Sea World Shuttle daily. Nice pool, playground, and dog park. Dog park could use a source of water for your pets. Some of the sewer connections are hard to make with the concave concrete they put around them, but I've managed every time in about 5 stays at this park. Price stated based on the top of the line site (very spacious) at a monthly rate. Some luxuries have been cut back lately, like site pickup of your trash. They quit because too many campers were not following the simple rules and were making the task too complicated. So, it is a bit less a luxury RV resort, but still a great, if not inexpensive park. I pick this park over any other in the San Antonio area where I camp very frequently.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
My second stay in this park. Still one of my favorites and having spent over a year in San Antonio in the past 2, I can attest it is easily the best in town. General manager lady was really terrific, helping me find a pad perfect for me. She let me use a golf cart to shop for a site for an unlimited period, then joined me to ride around and pick the best of my picks for my rig. I would have picked the wrong one on my own. Noted the term "Luxury" in the name is a problem for some reviewers. It probably is a stretch, but still one of the best campgrounds I've been to, and easily the most expensive. They have 4 levels of site size based on width, each at a different rate. So, you can decide how close you want to be to your neighbor, and pay a bit more for added space. I was in a weekly rental area last year and loved it. I'm in a monthly lot this trip and one of the largest they have. I'm surrounded by trees, and I'm one row removed from the housing area mentioned by another reviewer. I haven't hear a single dog barking yet, and I'm in my 4th week here. There are 8 rows of lots, the 8th row being the only back-in slots. Almost all the others are pull throughs. Most lots are almost level and on concrete, so I don't understand that complaint either. Might be a few with some slant, but nothing out of the ordinary. My auto-leveler barely had to adjust for my lot. Daily rate pro-rated on the monthly rate I'm paying. Very large park, and there are many families and kids, but none have bothered this single guy. All roads in the park are paved, but big rigs will want to watch for trees. They should be no problem with reasonable care with your lot selection. Every road is one-way, but don't count on everyone obeying the signs! Convenient trash disposal: they pick up in front (or behind) your rig every morning. Other than the higher rates, and over-priced WiFi, I guess those that complain about this park are just spoiled or something. Love it here, but admittedly can't afford to stay here forever. Otherwise, I just might.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
Camped here nearly 6 months. A very nice place to stay. I was here last year for 4 months. Some changes are taking place here that military RV folks should know. You still must move from your site for at least 24 hours after every 30 days. What is new is now you must leave the installation - no more parking in the overflow for your day out. Also, the road up to the FamCamp from Growden Gate (the only gate that will safely accommodate most RVs) is closed for months. For at least the Summer and probably Fall of 2012, you will need to use either the Luke gate, or the Valley Hi gate, as they have movable barriers that the SPs can slide for you to get through. Once the road work is completed, you will likely be sent back to the Growden Gate. Full service site monthly rate still $420, includes everything including the laundry, Free Wi-Fi is spotty, and could use an upgrade.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
Almost checked in here, but decided against it when I figured out the cost. Monthly campers have to also pay for half their electric, making it more expensive than a nicer RV park nearby. Nice looking place, and staff was professional if not excessively friendly. Lots of rules, which I sort of like if they enforce them. Lots pretty tight with neighbors. Nice pool. If staying a short time (week or less) and Sea World is your primary interest, this might be the place for you. It is the closest RV park to the Sea World entrance, but still beyond comfortable walking distance. I found a better park a tad cheaper, but this one is nice enough.
Date of Stay: August, 2011
This is a nice park that I would gladly visit again if I were in the area. Prices are very reasonable. It is a rural quiet relaxing atmosphere. Geese, ducks and egrets are common wildlife visitors on the two small lakes in the park. Oddly, considering the lake/pond water here, I've not seen a mosquito in my 2 week visit here, and none of those annoying fire ants I had at my last Texas stop. They may be some in the area, but not near my site. The management of this park was extremely friendly and helpful - top notch! When approaching Athens TX, suggest using route 7 (the loop) to access Hwy 175; you'll avoid some sharp turns in downtown Athens that may be a challenge for some large rigs. Most RV parking pads are coarse gravel (some are grass) and each site includes a large cement patio and wooden picnic table. The lots are pretty big, but some RV pads are not very level. No cable TV, but I was able to bring in about 40 channels over the air with my power boosted antenna. Nice clubhouse but it was locked most the time during my visit; they probably open it for rallies or larger groups on request. The laundry offers 4 washers and 4 dryers, both very large capacity, for $1 each load. One of the dryers didn't quite complete drying my very large load on the first dollar, but everything else worked as expected. There is a satellite feed into the laundry room, but the TV is missing. The bathroom in the laundry area was locked; a bit of inconvenience at the time. The 4 bathrooms on the other side of the clubhouse are clean and offer showers. Strangely, there were no soap dispensers or paper towels in them, so bring your own if you want to wash up after using the facilities. The shower I used had a less than satisfying spray. Half of the bathrooms remained locked during my stay, but that was never a problem as the park was not crowded. Shade is available at some sites, but if you desire shade during the hottest part of the day, get out your compass before you park your RV. The sites in the left rear (NE part) of the park would seem to offer the most shade during the hottest part of the summer days here. Wi-Fi was solid and strong at my site near the clubhouse. You can fish these lakes without a license. If you have kids, they will get a kick out of going out on the dock to the gazebo and seeing the hundreds of small fish looking back at then in curiosity. Well, I got a kick out of it anyway. No restaurant in the park. Eustace is about 5 miles and has a nice little "grandma-type" breakfast/lunch cafe and a pizza place. Athens is about 6 miles the other direction and offers some of the popular chain restaurants and several other nice places to eat. I've found at least 3 grocery stores, including a Super WalMart, and a very nice, but a bit pricey, Brookshires in Athens. The longer I'm here the more I appreciate this park. Very relaxing!
Date of Stay: July, 2011
Nice Office and the best weekend breakfast I've ever experienced in a campground. Overpriced for the resorts' condition. Roads inside the park are very rough and narrow. Some sites very small and too close together. Cable TV was very fuzzy/snowy; I opted to bring in off-the-air TV for a better signal. Bath house I used was clean and nice enough. Big Rigs may have trouble maneuvering due to other vehicles parked nearby. Had to ask folks to move their vehicles so I could park my 5th Wheel. Some very old trailers parked in here, and looking at them, many may never move again. RV parking sites are on coarse gravel. My site had no patio to speak of, just an old nasty fire ant infested picnic table on loose gravel that awaits one wrong move to give you a splinter. Lots of trees in the park, but I was one of the few that had full sunshine on my rig most of the day. Choices in this area of Austin are few, so I would likely stay here again if I want to spend time in a very interesting area of a terrific and weird City of Austin. Really need to bring these prices down though, and do something about the fire ants. I've stayed at many nicer places at much lower rates, but not in Austin.
Date of Stay: March, 2011
Excellent RV Park. This place has everything you need and more. A bit pricey, but I guess you get what you pay for. There are more reasonably priced and nice enough parks in the area, so if you're just looking to park your RV to visit San Antonio and money is an object, you may want to go elsewhere. But, if you plan to spend a lot of time at your RV and can afford it, this is the place. Each Bath House has 4 full air conditioned bathrooms with fine showers, extended commodes, and lavatory. Rates vary by lot width. Most are pull-through sites. Lots of trees, so drive and park your rig carefully! Then enjoy one of the best RV Resorts in the country.
Date of Stay: March, 2011
Arrived expecting to spend a week or so; checked out 4 months later. Parking your rig and an extra vehicle or two is easy here. Loved my stay here, and will return often since San Antonio is my home base. Sites are large enough and on full concrete (on the 20 some full service sites). The only gripe I had about this place, like many military camps, is the requirement to move your RV every 30 days and spend 24 hours in a overflow site, or off the base, before you can come back. I had no problem returning to a full service site each time I had to do the 30 day "penalty box" parking. About half the full service sites had adequate shade trees. All pull through sites are on cinder rock and offer no shade at all (until the newly planted trees grow up). Be sure to use the Growden Gate when towing your rig on/off the base. Some guards will allow you to TRY pulling your rig into some of the other gates - they are not supposed to do that - but you WILL damage your rig if it is more than 25ft long, including the tow vehicle on the security posts at the various gates.