Date of Stay: October, 2006
My husband and I attended the Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo. There was a representative there that gave us a flyer with a coupon on it for 25% off at Leisure Resort in Fentress, Texas. They were advertising a Blue Grass Festival and pot luck dinner for the weekend of October 20 and 21st. We thought it would be nice to meet some other campers and felt this would be a good way. When we arrived and checked in we were told they would place an $8.00 fee on our card that would be refunded if we checked out by noon and when my husband asked if we could have a end campsite the guy was not at all accommodating. The park was only partially full, which is strange this time of year in Texas. After we set up and walked around we found signs every where saying don't do this and that. These were not even friendly reminders. Then I noticed that it cost for the showers. I was appalled. And when we went to the pot luck we found it was not sponsored by the park, but instead was a group of friends that get together each year and rent the pavilion. We had not prepared for dinner as we thought it would be pot luck and I only made a desert. Thank heavens the people were nice enough to let us crash their party and eat. We will never stay at this park again. And we camp somewhere once a month. We felt the resort misrepresented themselves and were interested in nothing but what they could charge fees for. The people have absolutely no people skills.
Date of Stay: September, 2006
We camped at Galveston State Park labor day weekend and found it an excellent camp ground. The check in was fast and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The grounds were immaculate and the showers and bathrooms were kept clean even on a busy weekend. We had a 3 hour drive to get to this park and we usually like to stay with-in an hours drive. There are many things to do in the near vicinity. On one side of the park is a more primitive camp area with shelters and tent camping. The staff on that side was very nice. There is a great nature walk and look out area to view sunsets over the marshland. This may very well be one of our favorite camp grounds.
Date of Stay: August, 2006
This park is an excellent park with a friendly and informative staff. They have a number of instructional classes and adventure tours. We took a kayaking instructional class and they the park ranger took us on a kayak adventure to Devil's Hole. It was both fun and informative. There area for swimming in the lake and great roads for biking. Absolutely beautiful flora. This is a family friendly park. There is a nice playground for children and great picnic areas. I highly recommend this park.