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I-35 RV Park

Waco, Texas

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I called on Friday morning to see if they had a space available for Friday night and Saturday night. They said they did. I told them it would be late when we got there. They said no problem, just call when we got close to town. Well, as things would have it, we left two hours later than we had planned. I called when I was an hour away, to let them know that it would be close to 10:30 p.m. when we would be arriving. They gave me directions, told me where to find a site, and we would settle up in the morning. They also thanked me for calling. When we got there, I found a pull-thru site, and before I could get out of the truck, we were met by someone on a golf cart and told us about breakfast in the cafe. I thought this was a nice gesture. When I went to pay up in the morning, I took my TACO Discount Card, since they accept that discount. They guy thought that the TACO Discount Card was a coupon, and threw it away. Glad TACO gives you two cards. I should have brought them my Good Sam's Card. They also accept that discount.The nightly rate of $22 was before any discounts. If you pay be credit card, they add an extra $1.00 per night. We paid cash. They have signs posted in the office that read if you check in before 2:00 p.m., you are charged a $1.00 an hour for every hour before 2:00 p.m. and if you check out later than 11:00 a.m., you are charged a $1.00 per hour after 11:00 a.m. The say they have WiFi. The signal is so weak, you can't connect to the internet. No cable, but you can get local channels with your antenna. Restrooms/Showers are small--two stalls each and only one sink, at least in the men's. Could have been a little cleaner, and a little bigger. Also, no paper towels to dry your hands. They have an air dryer, but I could not get it to work. There are no trash cans that I could see in the park. But, they did have wire cages for their guests to put there aluminum cans in everywhere in the park. We brought our trash back home. Interstate noise is heard everywhere in the park, hence the name I-35 RV Park. Also, you can hear the race cars from the race track a mile south of the RV Park. When we were leaving, I was hooking up the trailer to the truck, when a woman on a golf cart came around and reminded me that check-out was at 11:00 a.m. I check the time--it was 11:10 a.m. I guess they are real sticklers on the check-in/check-out time. I don't think that we will be back. He have family that lives in the Waco area, and we will look into other RV parks in the area.

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The nightly rate include $25 per night campsite plus $3 per person per day entrance fee into the State Park. If you purchase the Yearly Park Pass, you get into all State Parks in Texas without having to pay the entrance fee per person. You still have to pay for the nightly camp site. Our site include full hook-ups. There are other sites that just have electric and water. Tents are allowed at RV sites, as long as there are no more than 8 people per site. Each site has a BBQ grill and a ringed fire pit, which is great for roasting marshmallows!! All sites are asphalt drives, with a concrete pad for the picnic table. I observed that most of the sites sloped to the rear, including ours. The showers are typical of Texas State Parks. They could use a good cleaning, but were not filthy. We have stayed at Lake Brownwood State Park in the past, but it has been over eight years since our last visit. We will stay here again.

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I had never been to the park. Just found it by looking in the phone book. I called and asked if they had a space available and for directions. The mailing address is Mullin, Texas but this actually in the community of Regency, which does not have a post office. It is about 5 miles off of paved road from one direction or 1 mile off of paved road from the other direction. The longer route can have several washed out places after a rain and has several trees along the road that kiss your RV. The shorter route is the best way; however, you have to drive over the Regency Suspension Bridge that has a load restriction of 5,000 pounds per axle or tandem. My wife would not let me take the trailer over the bridge! We did walk across the bridge and drive across without the trailer. This park is on the Colorado River in San Saba County, Texas. There is access to the river for fishing, swimming, kayaking (rental is available at the park) from the park. There are 5 small cabins. I did not go into any of them. There is a play area for kids with a swing set and jungle gym type equipment. If you have a light-weight RV and want to add some excitement to your driving, take the short route to the park. If you have a large RV, I recommend taking the long route. My fifth wheel is 27 foot pulled by a crew cab short bed. They only have 10 sites, all pull through with full hook ups (30 amp, water and sewer) and had a small BBQ grill. There is an area for pitching tents. We did get one t.v. station off of our antenna, which really surprised me. There is no cell phone signal. I would not recommend this RV park for Big Rigs. Anything bigger than my set-up might have a hard time making the turn around in the park to get the sites. I would recommend everyone to go to the suspension bridge--what a view!