Date of Stay: November, 2016
We parked our 31' 5th wheel in site 6 of Hen House. It was very quiet during the week, and we enjoyed a nice view of the slough. We were surrounded by tall pines and oaks. The site gave us easy access to the slough, and we had no problems putting in or taking out our kayaks from the site. Our only complaint would be that the restrooms, while clean, were old and in need of some attention. The water was hot, though. Wifi is available at the camp office. We were getting around 20mbps through our Verizon LTE connections from the site.
Date of Stay: June, 2016
We had a great weekend stay at Cascade Caverns & RV Park. If you're traveling by RV, it's a great stop a tad west of San Antonio, a few miles off I-10. It's fairly easy to get to, and very quiet - unlike other RV parks along highways. The park itself offered wide slots with 20/30/50 AMP service. They have a good wifi signal throughout the park, but as with most campground and hotel wireless, it's pretty slow at 2Mbps. (Verizon LTE was 4-8Mpbs). Bathrooms were clean, staff was great. The cave a very nice - one of the few caves we've visited that was 'alive', with enough water to keep the formations growing. As with most caves, it's great for a hot summer day to step down into the cool depths.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
One of the cleanest and best maintained state parks we have ever visited. We reported an issue with the bathroom water heater and they had a crew working on it within hours. The park staff and the camp host were friendly and helpful. We tubed the New River twice and kayaked it while there, and also drove over to Stone Mountain State Park to hike the upper loop trail.
Date of Stay: October, 2014
I've stayed at Rio Grande Village RV, and the RV park in Lajitas. If your trip to BBNP is primarily going to consist of visiting the Chisos Mountains portion of the park, I recommend you stay at Lajitas instead - it's a few miles further away from the Chisos than RGV, but it's got better facilities. So - RGV RV park. It's a small, narrow parking lot. We had trouble backing our 32' trailer into our slots, because of the trailer across from us. Some of the 40+ foot RV's had even more trouble. Full hookups. it is conveniently located to see all of the eastern parts of the park. There is a small convenience store with a nice range of stuff you might be missing, a laundromat, and a gas station that requires you to leave your credit card with the cashier even though you're a paying RV park customer there for the week. We had no Verizon phone coverage in the park. The store has wifi, and with my Crane USB wifi antenna I was able to pick it up in the RV park. Fairly fast, 4 Mbp/s down, 1 Mbp/s up. The RV park is near the eastern trails. We visited the Boquillias Canyon trail, Ernst Tenaja, Hot Springs, Pine Canyon Trail, and the self-guided nature trail that takes you onto the bluff overseeing the river. It's a big park - be prepared to drive a lot. Do not try to drive down the dirt roads unless you have a high clearance vehicle.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
What a nice park! We've been driving out west right past this for a dozen years and always stayed an hour up the road at Santa Rosa. Not any more! From now on, we'll stop here on our way. The RV sites are huge, and level. The pull thrus have quite a bit of space between them and the next site, the back-in's are in pairs, but still have a nice distance between them. The back in sites (we stayed in #7) have plenty of space for your trailer and truck. We stayed for three nights. We'll be back!
Date of Stay: May, 2014
A very nice park, with friendly staff. It's well maintained and located between sandstone bluffs. The pool was small, but nice. Their WiFi is strong, but the internet is very slow - not surprising, given the remote location. If you're coming to Monument Valley, this appears to be the best in the area. The View lodge had no trees at all. The downside is that they really pack you in, and the price is pretty steep.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
The staff was very friendly, and they have very fast Wi-Fi Internet (the fastest of any park I've every stayed at (6 down, 1 up)). It's convenient to Arches, Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point. The rates were fair, but get your diesel in town -- they gouge you here. Like nearly every other RV park in Moab, it's packed as tight as sardines. It's very hard to maneuver through the rows as it is, and it's made worse due to all of the ATVs parked everywhere. If you have an ATV, this is the park for you. If you don't, you might want to avoid it. We will not be staying here again.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
Fourth overnight stay here on our way out west. It remains a good value for that. The Wi-Fi was slow, but it's always been that -- faster to use our iPhone's mobile hotspot on Verizon's LTE network (20 down, 6 up there). The staff was very friendly and helpful.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
Nice, small park in west Texas, with a 1.7 acre spring turned into a swimming pool. Free Wi-Fi near the office. Good Verizon coverage for mobile hot spots (if you have it).
Date of Stay: May, 2013
One of our new favorites, just an hour north of Austin. The oaks are huge and shady. Half of the park is currently being renovated with entirely new sites--new covered picnic tables, fire pits, grills, and pads. The restrooms were spotless, the showers huge. Be sure to hike Miller Springs across the highway. The Dead Fish Restaurant across the dam has good food at reasonable prices.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
Our first trip to this campground, and we'll definitely be back. It's an hour north of Austin on Lake Belton. Most of the sites are heavily shaded from the live oaks that the park is named after. The park is small, and features a boat ramp down to the lake. While Wi-Fi is available, it's only near the park entrance. We ended up using our Verizon mobile hot spot which had a very strong signal.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
This is an older park with approximately 60 trailer sites. The sites aren't quite level, and are narrow - you can fit in a travel trailer with slide outs, but it's a squeeze. The park itself is beautiful, in the rolling Texas hill country. The Pedernales River cuts over uplifted limestone beds, creating 'falls'. I've yet to visit then the river was flowing fast enough to see it, though. There is an excellent bird blind near the falls, and a nice swimming section below them.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
We'd forgotten how nice this old CCC park is. An hour from either Austin or San Antonio, it's a true gem of Texas campgrounds. The CCC created some marvelous buildings that are well kept up. There are many trails, a small ox-bow lake for fishing, and the San Marcos river rushes between the tent and RV campgrounds.
Date of Stay: April, 2011
It's been about 8 years since we last visited, and the park remains a good place to visit. Well maintained with plenty of wildlife to view, this park on the western edge of the Texas Hill Country is a great place to bring the family. The South Llano River flows along the edge of the park, and it's wonderfully relaxing to play in it during the hot spring and summer days. Rio Grande turkeys roost in the park, and the trees are full of a large variety of birds (including hundreds of humming birds). The sites are large, well maintained and clean. The bathrooms were spotless. The camp sites on the upper area are lightly shaded by mesquite and have a lot of breezes, while those in the lower area a densely shaded by pecans, but have less wind coming through them. If you stay here, try to take a day and drive 60 miles west on I-10 to Sonora and visit the caverns there.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
We needed a place to stay overnight on our trip from FL to TX, and while Poche's was a bit of a drive from I-10, it was worth it. The owner was very helpful and friendly, and as others have mentioned, the sites are great. We were in site 26 at the corner of the lake, on a nice level concrete pad. The park is very quiet. The only detractor, as others have mentioned, is that the shower/restrooms could be a bit more private. We would gladly stay here again!