An older family friendly park. Owner is awesome! Talk to the office for directions, as it your GPS will not be accurate. You first trip in you will wonder where in the world you are going, but after the first time, it is fine! LOL This is not a park for an overnight stop. Lake is dry due to lack of rain in Texas the past few years but the park is still a nice quite place to hang out for a few days. We camped here in a Motorhome.
No cable at our site. Lots of trees, so no satellite. Local TV was mostly sales (QVC). Water pressure so low our electric toilet wouldn't operate properly. Our electric OK but others had problems. Gravel site very uneven. One wheel off the ground to level. Lake at 4% capacity and driving through a subdivision for 2-3 miles to reach the park was "interesting". Nice enough but probably won't be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Thousand trails campground open to non-members. Do NOT follow your GPS through the neighborhood, go to the big Thousand Trails sign. We went through the neighborhood and it was very tight. Campground is nice, set into the hills, camp sites are spread out, and roads are paved. The area is in a multi-year drought. The lake was so far down its banks it is hard to see. Tons of wildlife, deer, hawks, etc. We had a back-in site, plenty of room, gravel, full hook-ups. Water pressure and electric were good. We paid extra for 50 amp. Lot of trees but we were able to get a satellite signal. San Antonio is not far. Would camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is well off the beaten path. It's near Pipe Creek, TX in Lakehills subdivision, located on a family owned cattle ranch. Very nice park. Gravel pads, good water, electric, and sewer. The lake is very very low so no boats allowed now. Lots of deer walking through the park. Nice pool, club house, and cabins. Great place for family to gather. Folks running the place are very friendly and helpful. Not close to a Walmart so bring your supplies. Very quite. Follow the owner's directions to the property. Google will get you lost. We will be back!!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Friendly, well maintained with spacious, shady sites. Facilities are modern and clean. Wi-Fi was fast but cable was maybe 8 channels. Lake level was very low due to drought. Road into park has a couple very steep hills but once in, the resort reminded me of a nice state park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of our favorite locations. The facility is well maintained, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The campsites are well shaded and level. There are many deer that loiter throughout the camp. The lake is beautiful and offers fishing, boating, skiing, and swimming. The only negative you might find is that it is very much out of the way. It is quite a drive to the nearest store. I'll be back anytime I find myself in this part of the country. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice interaction of residents if you go to the hall. Sewage smell in parts of the park due to overload of sewage system. Avoid spots downwind from the collection areas. Great wildlife and lots of deer. Lake was very low when we were there. We would visit again upwind for a short time to see if problems have been corrected. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful little park located in the hill country. It is close to San Antonio and the surrounding areas (about 45 minutes). The sites are level, clean and well maintained. All of the sites have beautiful oak trees which provide ample shade. Facilities are well maintained. Restrooms and showers are clean. Rec hall is spacious and well maintained. Staff are friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There is a long, winding and steep road to access this park that is beautifully located on Medina Lake, but the directional signs are great. Friendly staff and owner at the office for check in. Most sites appear to be shaded, and ours was pretty close to level. The hookups left a lot to be desired - sewer was up out of the ground about 7 inches, which made draining tough. The cable was a wire coming up out of the ground on the opposite side of the pad site, and was a tripping hazard to the kids. Pool was cloudy, and hot tub wasn't hot - just the same temperature as the pool. Men's restroom and showers were great, but the women's was in need of cleaning and had standing water throughout. We will return, but it would be nice if the facilities were maintained better. Dock wasn't very boat friendly, and there wasn't a great place available for swimming in the lake. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has spoiled us, no other park has compared . Almost all of the sites are really large and the others are much roomier than at other parks. The grounds are very well-maintained, the staff is friendly, and the family that owns and operates the park maintains a visible, friendly presence. We couldn't have been more pleased with this park and highly recommend it. There is not another in the area that even comes close to being as all-around wonderful as Lake Medina R.V. Resort. We just live a few miles from the park but we loved it so much that we kept our travel trailer there for months. We will absolutely be returning. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have wintered at Lake Medina RV Resort for 3 years now and will be going back again this winter. The first time we visited there, we came for 2 weeks and stayed 2 months. This is a family owned park - and the residents are one big family. The owners live on site and go the extra mile. During the winter months there are organized activities, i.e. games, bingo, poker night, pot luck dinners and other special events. There are picnic tables at all sites. Volleyball court, basketball goal, group shelter, pool, hot tub, all well kept and available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for two months at a rate of $225 per month plus electric. Beautiful park among the live oak trees overlooking a lake. When you call for reservations ask what is the water level in the lake if fishing is important to you, the water level can be very low. Streets are paved with gravel and grass campsites. The social activities were very enjoyable. This park has a very high rate of repeat winter visitors but we found they welcomed newcomers as well as their old friends. There is a beautiful pool and hot tub. Our only complaint about the park was the sewer smell was sometimes strong at some sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The only negative thing was the boat ramp. Due to mother nature, the lake was very low and the regular ramp was not available. The temporary ramp was made of very large rocks and a little steep. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful, oak-covered waterfront park located within a 100+ year-old, family-owned
working ranch. These are also some of the nicest people you will ever meet! We enjoy weekend getaways year-round, but the park is also well-suited to longer visits.
Lake Medina is situated in the Hill Country about 30 minutes from San Antonio; Bandera, Boerne, Comfort, Kerrville, & Fredicksburg are all within 30 minutes
to an hour away, offering lots of shopping, antiquing, site-seeing, good food, and special events. Or... just toss out your fishing line, put your feet up and relax! If you are looking for serenity, the sounds of the country, and deer grazing nearby, check out this place from fall to early spring. Note: From mid-April thru early fall, the park is much busier. If you are looking for peace and quiet, forget summer weekends, and especially the holidays. No tents are allowed, but expect pop-ups, "extra guests" and lots of kids. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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This is a real sleeper. Camp was nearly washed out during the big flood, has been reworked and is back in operation (2nd year). This has to be the nicest bunch of folks you have ever dealt with, Greg and Gina, Phil and Marlene are the owners. This is everything it is advertised to be plus some. If you want a really pleasant surprise just drive out and visit them. We have been there for 2 months and are extending our stay until sometime in May for sure. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects 50 amp daily rate for Thousand Trails members. The pool is great. The pool shower house is the best in the park. The other restroom shower facilities are OK. Cleaner than some of the other TT parks we have been in. The camp sites vary in acceptability. Most are level and many are shady. We stayed in the 50 amp line in the A section (L group). From here we are close to the pool but a mile from the activity center. There is no lake. It's dried up. The activity center is "OK". San Antonio is a hour away. There is a little grocery store not far away. Otherwise its about 15-20 minutes to "stores". We would come back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We are Thousand Trail members, so we are not charged unless we select a 50 amp site, which costs $3 per day. We have camped at many TT campgrounds and feel strongly that this is one of the best. The bathrooms are clean and functional, which can't be said of some TT parks, particularly in California. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the grounds and sites are large and in good condition. Most sites have full hookups. Negatives--feral cats abound, though that seems to be a common problem with campgrounds in rural areas. And Medina Lake is no more, as both the drought and San Antonio have left it bone dry. But despite the absence of Medina Lake, this Thousand Trails campground is a very nice place to kick back and relax. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate TTN 50 AMP. HDTV/Antenna doesn't do much good here. Wi-Fi is marginal but my Clear card pulled a 6-8 bar signal all week. Phones for the most part don't work here. Staff is much reduced but doing a good job. The store is gone but the restaurant is open on weekends. The lake has always been the draw here and now the lake isn't anywhere close to accessible from the CG. There is now a jeep road down the middle of the old lake bed and local ranchers are harvesting crops from the lake bed for the past two years. The CG is practically vacant, some sections totally unoccupied. Deer are not quite as much a problem as 3 years ago but still are all over the place and constantly looking for handouts. Feral cats hang around and some are friendly enough to be handled, all want food and water, but so do the deer. Medina Lake isn't anymore. The only place we saw water was in the far away section miles away toward San Antonio. The CG is quiet and pleasant. CG is close enough to San Antonio for visits to the Alamo and the River Walk (evening and night is best). We enjoyed our stay here, in spite of the unseasonal rains and winds, and we will return when in the area. The Apple Pie store in Bandera is a must stop and The Links at Utopia another. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here in 2011 and enjoyed it very much so we returned this year. What a disappointment. ELS needs to spend some $$ in this park. Lots of maintenance needs to be done. In fairness, the lake is now dry, so campers are less. Less campers means less hours allocated to the park, but let's be fair. How much does it take to run a riding mower through the park and cut down the weeds? We were there four days and never once saw a ranger other than at the entrance station. Lots of empty spots so reservations shouldn't be necessary. Lots of maintenance needed in the pool area. The bottom lodge was not open during our stay. Sad.. Verizon 4bars/3g AT&T sporatic but 4 bars 3g. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have enjoyed Medina Lake. It's a nice and friendly TT park, with plenty of deer. Although Medina Lake is dry, the park is enjoyable. A little maintenance would enhance the park. Roads and access to camp sites is easy and they are generally in good shape. 50 amp electric is good and constant. The Wi-Fi in the clubhouse is usually slow, but workable. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As with most TT parks, the staff is friendly (rating: 10), the grounds/spaces are spacious (rating: 8), but the park is running on a lean budget and the amenities look like they need help (rating: 4).... The pool is huge and the hot tub nice and warm, but the pool fence is leaning badly and there were leaves everywhere on the pool deck and in the pool/hot tub. Many, many of the street lights are out. There is still no water in the lake (not their fault )which is a shame because it looks gorgeous! The deer are a great wake-up, though, and are everywhere! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fair full service RV Park. We were in a 50A back in site #F135 with excellent shade. Gravel pad, very deep. Good electric service. Very poor water quality and good pressure. Acceptable sewer hook-up. Facilities in fair condition, could use improvements. We will probably not return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a really nice park. Spaces are large and have some landscaping or shrubbery between sites. Lots of little deer around too. The park employees are polite and helpful. The park is well maintained, sites have been mowed, the power is very good on our loop, don't know about the others. Good Verizon 3g, and easy setup for Dish satellite. The activity center is clean and modern, we're going over for breakfast this morning. The park has been quiet at night. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is still one of our favourite parks. However, some things have changed over the past 4 years we have come here. Today there is no more water in the lake than you could mop-up with a couple of towels. It is therefore no longer relevant when stating that waterfront sites are available. Also, this year most of the deer have either moved elsewhere or have been removed. There are still a small number left but it's a mere fraction of what was here the years before. Nevertheless, we love it here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff and Managers are very friendly and helpful. Beautiful area, although there is no longer water in the lake due to the drought. White-tail deer are everywhere and wait to be fed at your site. Had a great Thanksgiving Dinner potluck and the park provided the turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy and stuffing. Totally enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a Thousand Trails park and the rate paid reflects the upgrade to a 50 AMP site. We parked right across from the lake and had a beautiful view. The deer were everywhere! Our site was shaded but we were still able to get satellite coverage. The roads are paved and the RV sites are packed gravel. Our site was nice and level. The lake is down so the ramps were not available to boaters. We loved this park and would definitely return for a longer stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Deer every where. The TTN Trading Post sells deer corn to feed the resident whitetail population. Access to Medina Lake is limited to one boatramp because the lake level is so low this time of the year. The whitetail are so tame they can be fed from the hand. There are full hookups scattered through the resort, some with 50AMP, and the maps indicate which sites to look for. San Antonio is not far away, and the Alamo Plaza is worth the visit. San Antonio River Walk is pleasant, and you can find good food at a decent price. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Lake Medina Thousand Trails has much going for it. Pluses are: Good roads, level gravel sites with spacious grassy areas. Most sites are woodsy. One area is within view of the lake with about 15-20 sites right on the lake. Water level is erratic, but when it's up, it's a beautiful turquoise. Nice family activity center with small store, cafe, playground, mini-golf, many games, and plenty to do. Has a beautiful pool area. Mostly 30-amp sites, the 50-amp sites have a $3/day surcharge. Some sites are leased or have on-site storage, but there are still many sites to choose from. Very nice, large lakeside tent area. Drawbacks: Deer populate the park unrestricted, and rains bring the smell of deer pooh, although many folks I've met have never noticed it. Management needs to work harder at keeping overhead limbs and underbrush cut back. Laundry and workout room are clean but not conveniently located. Apart from the deer having to dodge the tree limbs, we like Medina and will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Once again, Thousand Trails manages to wow us. This rustic feeling resort balances the feeling of being close to nature with modern facilities. We loved the deer that you can feed by hand. We spent time playing pickle ball. We were here over Easter and participated in the events they had. The staff was super! This was a bit out of the way, but close enough that we visited San Antonio a few times and Sea World several times. Our site was wooded and level. Water pressure was adequate. No wi-fi unless you use the lodge and even then it was kind of spotty. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really like this 1000 trails park. We stay in the upper section, and the sites are large and easy back ins. Full hookup with 30A (50A available some sites $3 night extra). Lots of deer, and walking trails to the lake. We stayed here 2 weeks before we moved on to the west coast. All 1000 trails we've been in show some sign of needing maintenance, this one was no exception but nothing to require a serious downgrade. Recommended park! We camped here in a Motorhome.
TT is finally working on improving the internal roads. By our next visit in February 2010 we hope the work in finished. The deer herds are pretty, but huge and create a filthy environment for walking your pets. There is not an area where you can walk without stepping in deer droppings. Camper's are allowed to feed deer (TT sells deer corn) at their camp site. This is not a good idea. Sites near the lake and under the tree cover are totally grass-less. You can imagine the mess when it rains. Internet is only available at the lodge. I was able to get a connection parked next to the building one night after they closed, so. All 50 amp sites will cost you $3 a night. If you are a member and camp in a 30 amp site there is no fee. If you like a woodsy atmosphere, can tolerate the deer droppings, and don't mind the long distance to the lodge (from the areas with less deer population) to get on Wi-Fi then it's not a half bad park. But, it is pretty typical of the TT parks, in the boonies, roads and sites not well maintained, and what I feel could be a health hazard from the deer. Generally, however, sites are ample in length for even big rigs plus a tow vehicle. Roads while not in very good shape (lots of pot holes and ruts) are wide enough not to cause problems in maneuvering into your site. We will return to this park, not because we like it particularly but for other reasons. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large park with sites spread out over 4 different areas. 220 sites offer full hookups with about 40 of these having 50 amp service (first come first served and $5 a nite additional fee) 167 sites are 30 amp and water only - the R section of these sites is located along the lake. Large club house & cafe with all the activities one is accustomed to having at a TTN park. This park is a bit off the beaten track - about 30 miles to the closest major supermarket ( there is a small market in Lakehills but it's pricey!) As others have stated - do not follow directions on GPS use the ones in the TTN directory. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is truly a campground and not a resort style RV park. Very woodsy. Deer are everywhere. Being a holiday weekend the campground was full, but there were plenty of activities going on, lots of kid things to do, and the campground was hopping. My GPS routed me down Texas street which is a bit of mistake so read the directions before arriving as the folks at the activity center said lots of RVers get routed down the wrong road. All in all this is a nice campground but certainly not the nicest TT I have stayed at. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not the nicest TT campground, for sure, but yet still nice and rustic and quiet, and met some great campers there. Deer were bountfiul and friendly ... coming from Tennessee and seeing the deer in our own backyard and comparing them to these Texas deer ... well let's just say that not EVERYTHING is bigger in Texas. The fawns in Tennessee are bigger than the deer here. But still very nice to have them come up to you when sitting in a chair at your campsite. We enjoyed this campground as members of TT and it meets quite adequately and we would stay here again. I would like to see them increase the number of 50A sites (we only found a 30A available). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites were in disrepair. Roads were not well maintained and dirt sites had not been leveled in some time. 50 Amp service seemed to be only available for those who were signed up for a long term stay. Most sites had only 30 amps. There was no cable and lakefront sites had no sewer. Facilities were very nice and it was fun to see so many deer in the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Members and guests free, $5 per extra vehicle. This an excellent park for lakeside getaway, roads are paved but rough, plenty good for biking. Posted speeds are from 5 to 15 mph. Lakeside sites don't have sewer hookups but dump station and honey wagon available. Almost all sites have some if not complete shade. Swimming pool extra large and kiddie pool as well. Deer, ducks, and squirrels abound. Stayed several times in 2003 and 2004. Meals and functions on weekends at clubhouse. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.