This is really good park to stay at. The lady that checked us in was very friendly and helpful. We wanted to stay hooked to our truck so she put us by the fence at the office. This park changed hands about a week ago so the new owners are trying to make improvements. I could not see where they needed any. The park used to be a KOA. I would recommend this park to anyone. I will stay here again when traveling through. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for the second year in a row to visit my nephew who is stationed at Ft. Hood. See my review from last October for specifics about the park's facilities and amenities. This time we were here the second weekend of October. Again, we had a full hook-up, pull-through site that was satellite friendly. They now have 70+ channel cable TV. The WI-FI worked well for us in the RV. We were able to enjoy the pool on the day of our arrival. Half the interior roads are asphalt and half gravel. All sites are gravel, mostly pull-through, and an OK width. I think there are more than the 75 sites listed above by maybe 10 sites. Since most sites are taken by extended stay customers, the site total is not as important as the number of sites available to travelers. Like last year, I don't think there are more than a dozen sites available on a regular basis. The park was full the weekend we were here with 4 other customers coming in after us on Friday. The staff said that the park will be changing ownership in a week or so. They are unsure of what type of changes the new owners will make. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Due to highway construction this park was a little difficult getting into. Our site was hard surface with patio pad. Site was level. Utilities were located at one end of the site requiring detaching the toad. Friendly and accommodating staff. Lots of more permanent residents. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here the last weekend of October to visit my nephew who is currently stationed at Ft. Hood. We had a FHU pull-through site that was satellite friendly. There are enough trees that many sites are not satellite friendly. There are many extended stay customers. Out of 75 sites, I say only about 15 that appeared to be occupied by transient customers. Only 3-4 of those appeared to be at the park to attend the main event (The Southwest Donkey and Mule Society Show - I am not kidding!) at the EXPO Center this particular weekend. It seemed like most of the extended stay folks were working in the area rather than RVers simply spending weeks or months in one RV park. The park itself isn't bad. As a former KOA, it has a nice looking pool (air temps too cold to use the pool) and a children's playground. They still have the iconic "A" frame building with the office, bathrooms, laundry, and some additional space they are currently renovating (into what, I don't know). Unfortunately, they did not give us any park handout so I have no map to reference. They have about 5 rows of sites which are mostly pull throughs. Some of the roads are asphalt and some are gravel. The sites are just wide enough but not long enough for big units with tow vehicles. Other than the EXPO Center, the park is not convenient to much else. There is a motel next door with a steakhouse in front of it. If you want to stay here for just a night or two, I'd call ahead because of how few sites seem to be available for travelers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
All facilities here were clean and the staff was continuously busy weed eating, mowing,and pruning the park. There were lots of places to walk your pet, and pet rules were well enforced. Sites are a little close so it's a little hard to find a place to BBQ and keep the smoke from annoying your neighbor. Been here twice, and although the management/ownership seemed to have changed, they were helpful and pleasant both times. Pool was also clean and comfortable. Convenient spot for all Austin area attractions. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have camped at this campground for the past 3 years due to the convenient location to the Expo center and the use of the pool. We have always had very friendly service UNTIL this year. Apparently there are new owners since our last stay. The park is decent as long as you do not have to speak with or deal with the owner. Let me preface this by saying the wife is very, very nice and appears to attempt to smooth things over between her husband and the customers. In my opinion he is very rude, arrogant, confrontational, and displays very poor communication skills. Initially I thought maybe he was having a bad day when we initially met him, but each encounter was just as poor. As the week went by, we discovered other residents that were astonished by his behavior and rudeness. Most of the people we talked with at the pool did not plan to stay here again because of the owner’s attitude. I would not recommend staying here. We will not be staying here ever again unless someone new takes over. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As said by others not a KOA anymore - probably lost their KOA franchise because of the condition of the park. New owner - a lot of construction junk everywhere - primarily a park for workers in the area who partied until midnight on Sat night - very close to I-35 so noisy - the $33 price included the Good Sam disc but not Wi-Fi - that was another $5 a day - will not stay here again - while here we looked at the COE parks nearby and Cedar Ridge is excellent - we will stay there next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were expecting this to be a KOA park, but I guess it is not a KOA any longer. Still, it was a nice park. We were put in a nice long site and the staff was friendly. The campground was nicely kept and clean. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a typical KOA campground. While the current owners are trying to accommodate current RV requirements, it is a bit tight. (-2) We had a pull-thru that was barely long enough, it was close on both sides to our neighbors. Office personal were nice and personable and helpful when asked for information. We were visiting old friends so didn't need a lot of help. This RV Park is RIGHT on I-35 and travel noise was distracting. (-1) It would make an adequate over-nighter, but there are few other opportunities in the area if you want to stay in the area longer. 8- as a over-nighter, 7 for a longer stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites are very narrow but ours was very easy in/out and there was room to park an extra car across the road. Park is neat, clean and friendly. Propane is available at a very reasonable price. Laundry was clean. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is no longer a KOA, they accept the Good Sam card but not KOA, the price has gone down some since the last time we stayed there as a KOA. Very friendly and helpful staff, park very clean. Very nice steak house within walking distance of the park, also a RV dealership near the entrance to the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here because we have relatives in the area, it was convenient and there was no space at the nearby Corps of Engineers parks. Fortunately our stay was for only three days because this park is located next to the I-35 and the traffic noise was terrible. The roads need improvement. The sites are gravel, not at all level and are too closely spaced. However, the owners are nice and the bathrooms and pool were well maintained. No cable TV is offered. We did not use the fee-based Internet so do not know how well it worked. Other than the Corps of Engineers parks, which are often filled, there are no other RV parks in the Temple/Belton area. We will not return unless the public campgrounds are full. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
By far the worst park we stayed in this trip. Park in no longer connected with KOA. Interior roads were very narrow and all torn up. Spaces were very tight and not level. Trees in sites need to be trimmed. Had to pull trough the next site to be able to turn to leave. Sewer connection was 12" above the ground. TL listing shows WiFi, but that is not true. TV reception on the antenna was OK. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice campground with friendly helpful management, however it is high priced for that area of the county with many campgrounds around it with much lower rates for the same facilities. They do not have very many site that will handle a big rig, lots of trees and narrow roads. Very clean rest rooms, warm, bright and great showers. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Not bad for a KOA, sites are very tight which is typical but the owners were good folks and took very good care of the park. I had an extra vehicle and a boat which they allowed a place to park without extra charge. The park is right on the freeway and is not real quiet but is a good spot when seeing the sites around town. We will use it again when we cannot get a spot on the lake but it won't be my first choice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was our second visit to this campground in 2 years. We were more disappointed this
time than the 1st. We had about 3 feet from our awning to the neighbor's slide out and his sewer hookup was 3 inches from our patio. The voltage was very low, between 108 and 113 VAC all weekend. The I-35 noise is extremely loud at this park 24x7. The park is very, very old and 2/3 full of long term tenants. The sites are very short and rough gravel. Four rigs were camping together and we had asked 6 weeks previous if we could be in the same area. That wasn't a problem when we registered but we were at opposite ends of the park with available sites near each of us over the long weekend. This exact situation happened 2 years ago when we were part of a much larger rally held at this park. We were spread all over the park for no reason then also. The outside person, Juan, was one of the most helpful people we have ever met at a KOA and the office person was one of the rudest we have ever met at a KOA. Long story short, This park seems to be what KOA's have become in the past few years, low quality for a very high price. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 6 / 10 ]
Average KOA with dirt and gravel sites that are a little close. Our site needed quite a bit of leveling. Facilities were clean as was the park. The pool was fenced, clean, and at only 3'-5' seemed safe for most age groups. This KOA offers less then most. Even though, I thought, it has a high daily rate there is no cable TV at the sites, but you can watch cable in the office. I saw only 3 BBQ grills on site and no fire rings. So if you are planning on grilling you will have to bring your own. The store has RV parts as well as food and sundry items. The employees were nice and certainly willing to help people with their questions and issues. This is a nice park but I was surprised at the limited services verses the price charged. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 6 / 10 ]
This campground definitely qualifies as a burned out KOA. The trees aren't trimmed regularly and we had to back out of our site because the low limbs would've taken out our air conditioner. Voltage is low and we had to get a converter at Camping World so we didn't burn anything up in our rig. Campground employees that live on the property have at least 6 cats that are allowed to roam freely. Now I love animals very much, but I resented that I had those cats sleeping in my lawn chairs and doing their business on my patio. When I put out moth balls under my RV to keep the cats away from our site, the manager complained that I might be killing the grass. I knew this wouldn't happen, but she sent the guy who cuts the grass to my site to pick up the moth balls. But you would think she care more about her guests who were paying rent or her employee. Oh well, we won't be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here in with a large group of about thirty or more people. There are nice large sites if you stay at sites 25-32. However sites 2-8 are very nice too. We stayed at site 25 and thought it was really nice. The gravel pad is not level though. The picnic table has a nice cover and fine gravel all around it. This campground is nice however does not offer much as far as hiking or biking unless you just stay on the roads. The bathrooms clean but that's as far as I would take it. I'm glad I had my own... We really enjoyed our stay because of the association we got with our friends however the host were very rude as was noted by all. I also stayed here a couple of weeks ago just to check it out before our group came and the same hosts were here and were extremely rude then. Not only our group noticed this but others in the park mentioned it too. If you see a Vermont license plate watch out!! While we had a very good time we probably won't come back for a while. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I paid $8.00 for one of the few pull-through sites using our "America the Beautiful" Senior pass. The sites were big and spread out. Each site had a covered picnic table and fire ring. Our site had a beautiful view of the lake and marina. Had good TV reception via antenna. The restroom/showers are aging but clean. A great place for walking pets. Overall a nice peaceful place top visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is based on Golden Age Passport rate. We loved this park! The lake and scenery are just beautiful. The sites are large with lots of space in between and are nicely maintained. The staff was helpful and friendly. We had site #25, which had a wonderful view of the lake. We highly recommend this site. Although it was a back-in, it was angled to make it easier to back in. There are only two pull-thrus in the park. Each site has a sheltered picnic table and fire ring. There was a boat ramp close to our site, although we did not use it. We received good reception with our satellite TV, our Sprint Internet Card and Verizon and AT&T cards. The County Sheriff and the park hosts make regular patrols in the park to make sure rules are followed, which we appreciated. I would have rated it a 10 if our site had 50 Amp and sewer. We will definitely return to this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Exceptionally professional and friendly staff. We had originally planned and reserved for 3 nights using our "America the Beautiful" Senior pass but mentioned to the gate staff that we would be leaving a day early. When We returned home, we found that the staff, without being requested to do so, processed a refund for the early checkout. We will definitely return there. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If this park had sewer hook ups it would be rated much higher. The lake and surrounding scenery is beautiful with lots of shade trees. We hung out on the the lake in our small boat and even had dinner (burgers) at the small marina in the park. Good fishing and the park is serious about the noise curfew which makes it easy score it so high. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very nice COE park with large sites that are well spaced from each other. We had a site with clear view of southern sky for our satellite dish. Verizon cell phone reception was good. People feed the deer, so there are always opportunities to view them. Belton Lake is next to this campground. Due to floods this season, the fishing docks were not accessible. We stayed here 4 nights. It's about 8 miles to the nearest shopping. The only problem we had was ants getting into the motorhome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed four nights in this campground and loved every minute of it. Lots of space between the sites. Our site was level and very roomy. Decided to use the shower facility on last night there; it was the cleanest, largest shower stall I've ever been in ~ plenty of hot water and pressure and enough room for privacy of dressing/undressing. The only complaint was the barking dog in the site next to us, but was not the park's fault ~ talked to the owner of the pooch and he attempted to keep the little fellow quiet. We love this COE park and will stay in this one or any other as often as we can. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of the nicest Corp parks, not just in Texas, but among other states as well. It has all of the amenities include laundry facilities and plenty of 30/50 amp sites. There are three separate sections to this campground and all are well laid out with easy access to well-maintained bathhouses and within a minimal walk to the lake’s edges. The sites are paved and very large. There are two pull-thru sites, but are designed for two rigs front to back. They each have a covered picnic table and most of them are shaded. Trees are trimmed which precludes the typically scraping of the rig. Deer, squirrels, and turkey roam the area on a daily basis. If there were a downside to sections, it would be that you have to drive a very short distance to each. There is actually a fourth section to the park that can be reserved for very large groups of campers. There are approximately ten campsites in this area which are arranged in a circle. It would be idea for multiple RV family groups to get together or a small rally. The entire area must be rented. It’s an all-or-none package. Also, there are two very large picnic pavilions in this area. The park is easily accessed from off Highway 36 approximately 15-20 minutes from either Belton or Temple, Texas. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an Army Corps of Engineers Park. It has huge sites and most were paved and level. All of the sites we saw had nice gravel patios and included a sheltered picnic table and charcoal or wood burning grill as well as a fire ring. The Gatekeepers are friendly and helpful. We only stayed 2 nights but will use this park again on our travels through Texas. There are many options for group outings and Camping Club Rallies. The scenery was great even though the water level was low. There is a private marina nearby for boaters. The park is also very well groomed. We were able to watch the deer stroll through our site during the early evening hours. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really liked this park. The lake is very pretty, and most of the sites are right on the water. It's true there's no shade, and the showers are kind of far away. And we only saw 2 or 3 pull throughs. But the sites are level, and real easy to back into. And we liked the feeling of being in the country, but still near city amenities. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is probably the most boring lake we have ever been to. Nothing to recommend about it. The RV sites are nice. Back-in and paved and fairly level. Nice covered table and grill area. Only problem the weather was awful. Very windy, cold and rainy so we could not enjoy them. The lavatories and showers were not well cared for. NONE of the stalls could lock! Simply because the installer of locks could not measure accurately and the parts did not line up. We will NOT camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nightly rate was half with Golden Access card. Nice park. Close to Fort Hood and their museums. Only complaint was lots and lots of bugs except when we had a good wind. But otherwise a great place to stay and would highly recommend. No sewers We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a COE park. Sites are all back in except for two or three. The sites are paved and each one has a covered picnic table and a grill. Overall appearance was very nice and the sites were clean and level. Shopping and restaurants were about 5 miles away. The attendants were friendly and very helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is a quiet place to long-term camp. Owners are very nice and helpful. Most everyone in the campground is long term. Cheap rates, close to recreational lakes and parks. Big Rig capable, but all sites are back in. Sites are gravel, and mostly level some adjustment is needed. Shower and bathhouse on site as well as laundry. Park is not clearly marked, but is near highway 190 and loop 121 interchange. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice shady sites with some views of the lake, but we did not know the park is under construction, and those closer to the lake are being redone right now (will be super nice when done). Friendly attendant was having trouble with the computer system, and it took ages to get checked in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a fabulous find in the middle of Texas with friendly check-in couple at the entrance booth. Campsites nicely spaced with lots of room in between them, clean restrooms, paved slabs, electric and water, and a new dump station. If coming this way again, we would definitely stay here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I am writing this review because of reading the previous comment about the so called 'rude' hosts here at Live Oak. We are currently camped at Live Oak, and have been here for 6 days. We have met all of the hosts tending the front gate, and ALL of them have been most helpful, polite, and friendly. Because of the previous review I approached them expecting a possible unpleasant conversation, but found them to be nice! A beautiful campground, with great views! Our rate is based on the Golden Age discount. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were in the first loop nearest the entrance. The road was quite narrow and heavily treed. The loop was recommended by one pair of campground hosts, who were most helpful. They charge $1.00 for WiFi but most campers must bring their laptops to a building near the gate. The other campground host, a woman, was nothing short of rude. I will not go into the gory details but she has been written about before at the adjacent Cedar Ridge COE park. Beware! The park headquarters people are very nice and will reset the WiFi as needed. Narrow road, trees interfering with satellite signal, and rude host did not endear the park to us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stay at this park a lot and I agree with all of the reviews. The park hosts are great. We are even able to have mail sent to the park and they even brought it to our site. The only complaint I have is there should be more 50 amp sites and the sites should be more level. It does get crowded on the weekends during the summer but the week days make up for it. It is a great park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second stay in the park and we always enjoy our visit. Most of the spaces are very long and roomy. The sites in the lower loop are not very level but can be overcome with some shoring. We were Site 14 with 30 amp service. Had to use a 30 amp extension cord for electric hookup. A lot of folks were parking on the grass and on the roads which seems to be allowed by the hosts. Also, they allow you to dump your grey water tanks on the ground. We'll be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our first time in this beautiful shady park on nice lake. Site was tight to get in but fairly level. Enjoyed wildlife and view of lake in distance. We will return often, as park is close to home. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is located on Lake Belton and is convenient to both Belton and Temple. It is quiet with most sites being shaded; however, there are a few sites that are open and they could get warm during the summer. The park is usually full on weekends, so make reservations in advance especially in the summer. The asphalt roads could stand some maintenance but overall not bad. The sites are well spaced with picnic tables, fire rings and charcoal grills at each site. The camp hosts were very helpful and friendly. Wal-Mart Supercenter which has diesel is only a several miles away and there are places to shop and eat nearby in Belton and Temple. The park has a boat launch, a laundry room and a group shelter that is air conditioned. We have stayed in this park several times and love it and will definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great park on Lake Belton. Not many activities other that lake access and a playground for the kids but normally a very quiet place with plenty of room on each site. The lake is beautiful and some sites overlook it. Will definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice quiet campground and the lower rating is only because it lacks some amenities as is typical with COE parks. The park is right on Belton Lake, but the sites aren't really waterfront because they sit on a bluff overlooking the lake. There is a boat ramp for lake access, and there are nice views of the lake from some spaces. You can get 3-4 local TV channels. Some sites have huge oak trees and are completely shaded while others are open. We only looked in one bath house, and it was just OK. The shower was huge, but since it is partially open to the outdoors there were leaves and some bugs inside. We prefered to use our on board facilities. We have stayed here before and would do so again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a good find for our needs as we were in the area to visit relatives getting medical care. We were right on the lake in a pull through. They do let you drain your gray water on the ground which is nice. The rate reflects the America the Beautiful Senior Pass. Water pressure and 50 amp voltage was very good. We would stay here again. It is a Corps of Engineers Park. You are close to Belton, Temple and not that far from Killeen and the Fort Hood Army Base so there are plenty of shopping opportunities. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.