Date of Stay: March, 2016
East Texas is beautiful and we saw a deer a few times. Park was flooded from rains so many trails were closed. Park sites are monolithic poured tables and benches of concrete, a bit uncomfortable. Site paving is old asphalt and are mostly flat but have spots of vegetative growth on them. Some sites are not really laid out for RV's with tables and fire rings on the opposite side from the door.
Date of Stay: June, 2015
Park was hit by Tropical storm Bill week prior. All sites closest to the beach (Water Electric) had 6 inches to a foot of water in them. Many of these had the large trailer and 5th wheel campers. We had our spot across from these and had no water. Park is bare bones minimum. Has a sign showing kids playing on a see-saw but no playground. Beach was nice and the parking for the beach still had flood waters in it. Super windy, around 20 mph or higher all the time. Hard to sleep at night with camper whipping and buffeting all night. Unsure if this is how it is all the time. Sites are set up very unusual. One large parking for two campers side by side but one person has to exit their camper and walk around to picnic grill, table area. Unsure why they set it up this way. Park had 5 park hosts but I didn't see them do anything like other state parks. Wife said we would probably not return.
Date of Stay: February, 2014
First off I am unsure why the rates at this park are so high. It doesn't reflect in the amenities offered. They have one shower house per camping loop with two showers for men and women. There was a line to use the facilities. Roads are very narrow and I am really unsure how the bigger rigs got in and out of their spots. Most back in sites are at 70 degree or greater off the main road. Have to be very skilled to get a trailer backed in and avoid all the trees. Pull through's are sharp hoops. Sites are not level and you need to be sure and have plenty of leveling blocks. Wildlife is nice, lots of deer to watch in the morning and evening. Falls are nice and the old historic sites are interesting.
Date of Stay: January, 2014
Been in Bastrop since November 29th of 2013. Mice are relentless at trying to get in the camper. I do not know if the big rigs are having the same issue. You can see mice running all over the camp ground at night. Copperas cove much nicer due to less damage from fire. Also being in the low lying area of the park the wind is less evident. Piney Hill is the pull-through area. Much more fire damage and no shade trees. Sites are very close together so I can hear the conversations of everyone nearby. Very windy on the upper hill making it much colder than when we were down in the low area. Construction workers do not observe the speed limits in the park and you need to watch out for them. Staff has been helpful.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
July 4th week was when we visited so I am unsure if this park is always this way. We arrived and the staff was very polite. Site was level, but at a 90 degree angle instead of 30 degree. Picnic table at site was extremely warped. Beach was nice, and it was neat to see the wildlife of the area. Language from fellow campers was not family friendly. People didn't use leashes for dogs. People partied till 1 am even though quiet time was at 10 pm. Park has a stray chow that runs around and marks territory (doing its business) in everyone's site. When I asked some of the staff about the dog and complained about it, they laughed. Being drunk was the priority of many of the campers. Probably will seek alternative location for next beach trip.
Date of Stay: March, 2013
Bathrooms were beyond nasty. One urinal was so corroded your fluid actually just leaked out onto the floor where you were standing. Women complained of no toilet paper. Sites could use some work on the asphalt. Per COE regulations no ground fires. Area around spigot became a muck hole.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
Overall a very nice state park. Spots were close together but with most people out on the water we had our site to ourselves. Had Wi-Fi near an interpretive building so we could check in with family. Staff very nice and helpful. Will return for more camping in the future.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
We reserved one of two park host sites, so we had full hookups with sewer. Sites are close together. Lots of tall trees with shade everywhere. We enjoyed our stay over the Memorial Day weekend. Each site has its own trash can which is nice. Unfortunately most campers seem to toss drink bottles, cigarette butts, and other small trash right on the ground. Two nice parks for kids. We would visit again.