12 Parks near Austin, Texas
Apr 2016 - $40.00
We stayed five nights, two with Passport America. Very convenient location to explore Austin. Situated on busy I35; the constant road noise may bother some. Escorted to site by friendly staff. Check in was pleasant. Office Staff were excellent; they worked us in for another night and held packages for us. Site was level, and slots were close, but well landscaped with large mature trees and shrubs, so we never felt cramped. Utilities worked fine, with a lighted pedestal. Our sewer had two inlets, which might be convenient for longer rigs. Long term campers around the outer ring were slightly problematic (tethered barking dogs, mainly) and not the most attractive. Nice kids play area. Central Dog park is small but well fenced. WiFi was Tengo Internet, and fairly reliable (2 Mbps up / 0.3 down). Laundry worked well ($1.50 a wash). NO CABLE TV was available, due to a 'Time Warner issue'. Kind of surprising at this price point, but we received 25 digital local Austin TV stations. Grounds maintenance is a bit hit or miss (lawns needed mowing). Trash pickup was available daily. - Llando88
Mar 2016 - $50.00
Staff nice. Easy access from I-35. Foliage between spots. 10 cent post cards. Park abuts I-35 frontage road, which means you hear the traffic, especially when outside. Stayed a week, will stay again. Austin is expensive to stay. - diceshooter60
Feb 2016 - $43.00
We have stayed here many times in past, in south Austin off I-35. Tight spaces, newly paved roads, gravel sites, old tables but treed. Many full time campers and trailers, not many motor homes, in Feb the park was 98% full, so call way ahead. The manager and office staff were very helpful. Cable not working, but strong wifi, antenna and sat reception. Nice pool & office areas. Electronic gate at entrance. - Oooooooo
Apr 2015 - $35.00
Terrible place to find, payed by envelope, graveled sites. Did not use any of the facilities(if there were any). Larger M/H's or TT's beware, somewhat difficult to get into. Only reason we chose this was that we had reservations at the Renissance Hotel and needed a place to keep electric to our fridge. Way overpriced! - Never Lost
Jan 2014 - $35.00
It took us about 30 minutes to find the park and then we had to go through a very poor and dilapidated old neighborhood to get to it. When we drove into the park, we saw that there was only one site available. Grass and weeds were grown up all over the place. There were loose cats running around. It looked like a junk yard for travel trailers. We stayed only one night because we were afraid to stay any longer. This park really is unclean. The pictures on their webpage must be their fantasy because it looks nothing like what they portray it to be. If you don't believe me, have someone else go there and write a review. The laundry was in a shed and had only one old washer and one old dryer. If it rained, you could not do your laundry because the roof of the shed had holes in it. I would not recommend this park to anyone at all. - Kathianne
Sep 2012 - $35.00
Basically, this is a long term park. Advantage is that it is close to Austin and Round Rock amenities. Rates are all inclusive for long term stay, that is $450 a month includes all utilities and Wi-Fi. There are no amenities such as club house, pool, organized activities and the like. Mostly it is workers staying here for close in access. - inflt48
May 2006 - $30.00
Old park that needs improvements. Only RV site on the lake with hook-ups, but the beach is all rock. Kind of pricey for the shape it is in. - fireball
Apr 2012 - $25.00
We drove through this park on a Saturday. There is another comment that they can accommodate a 40 ft rig. We never saw one that could accommodate anything larger than a 30 ft trailer if that. Although the price is good for the area, I cannot recommend this park unless you are ready for many people, lots of noise and very crowded conditions. We would not consider returning to this park. It is also quite a distance outside the main part of the city and not really handy for doing the tourist thing. - TravelingAdams
Mar 2012 - $25.00
Nice, trees, grass with paved sites, but old. No pull throughs. Rate was for a lakefront site, non-lakefront (50 feet from the lake) was $20. Plus there is a $5 vehicle fee. TV reception was excellent. No Wi-Fi but our Verizon cell and broadband worked well. Quiet except for the invasion of boats Sat AM. We didn't stay on Sunday. Park gates close and are locked from 10PM to 7AM so don't plan on staying outside the park too late,or getting an early start! Twenty minutes or so to central Austin. We will return to take in more of what Austin has to offer. - rncordy
Nov 2009 - $15.00
Great City park with 20 RV sites with water & 50/30/15 amp pedestals, and another 46 tent sites. Roads & Parking Spots are asphalt. Parking Spots are wide, but not real long. All are back-in. Tight Roads, but do-able. Entrance road has lots of hills and curves and is 2-lane. Roads could use some maintenance. Our site was right on the water at Lake Austin. We like staying there, just wish it was easier to get into. All sites are first come, first serve and there is an extra vehicle charge, $5 M-T, $8 F-S & Holidays. Get in mid-week & you should not have a problem getting a site. Check the sites before you pay to be sure you can fit if you are in a diesel pusher. - JIMNJAN
Apr 2016 - $49.00
Weekly pull-through rate.
All campgrounds in the Austin area are expensive for what they are. We've stayed in several of the in-town campgrounds which aren't nearly as clean or spacious as La Hacienda.
It's a 5-10 minute drive to good shopping. Getting into the city (about 15 miles) took between 35 and 90 minutes depending on Austin's legendarily horrific traffic.
Wifi was good. Our site was well-groomed gravel on a slope, but out trailer leveled easily. Severe storms during our visit washed out some of the sites, but management quickly restored them. Personnel were friendly and helpful.
Will definitely stay here again. - telecommuting camper
Apr 2016 - $49.00
This is a nice large campground with paved roads, gravel pads, concrete patios with picnic tables, and grassy areas between sites. Our long premium site C6 faced the pool and retaining pond, but we had to use 2 sewer hoses because of the distance to the connections. There are some small trees, but we had no satellite issues. The wifi worked but was slow and disconnected unexpectedly. There appear to be many amenities in the park. Our main negative is the large drain at the entrance to the park. We unhooked our tow car at the entrance and drug our tow bar on the asphalt due to the drain - it was apparent that many others had done the same thing. - SMorin
Apr 2016 - $51.00
Stayed in a 45 ft. motorhome. Pull-thru big enough for rig and toad. Reasonably level crushed stone. This park is "sort-of" big rig friendly ... some corners are tight and there are big rocks placed too close to the corners. Close to shopping and restaurants. Quiet park. Nice area to visit. - BruceVero
Jul 2008 - $37.00
We stayed in the gated area of the park and inn for two days. Our slot was by the small laundry. Sites were nice with trees and grass. The lake is close by. Folks were friendly, and my site was a back in site, and the staff was very helpful getting it safely docked. The rating reflects that while the campground is nice, it is expensive for the services delivered. Cautions: There are no circuit breakers on the power dock. Note there is no store, restroom/shower facilities, or propane, and the cost is higher than we are used to. This is a mixed community of long and short termer's. - RealMcCoys
Feb 2008 - $37.00
We stayed here for 2 months. CG managers on site and helpful. Very scenic hill country area of suburban Austin and convenient to Downtown (20 min.) Some good wide and deep shaded sites and others are little tighter, but most are excellent. Paved CG roads, and good grass areas at sites. Lots of full timers here with dogs, whose owners do not clean up after. We have large dog and scoop every time. Other extended stay owners don't seem to abide by same rules which were stressed to us at sign up. Wi-Fi reception is OK depend on location and tree cover. No LP gas available at CG. In motorhome have to disconnect and travel 7 miles to get, very inconvenient. No CG store and need to travel only 1/2 mi. to store. Laundry clean and newer units, 3 wash and 3 dryers. No other amenities at CG, but would camp/stay again. - wldbysmx
Jan 2008 - $30.00
Very nice spot with great staff. Though it doesn't have public bathroom, shower, store, & propane gas. It's got large grass area and trees. Close to downtown Austin. The foggy morning in this park is breathtaking. The fogs are so thick and you find your own RV yet, it is so beautiful. We will definitely come back. - airstreamnyc
Mar 2016 - $20.00
We had 30 amp service and water. Like many state parks, we did not have sewer or cable, but for $20 it is still a good value. There are nice hiking trails/ Onion Creek and the falls are pretty and the park is well maintained. The only hidden cost is if you do not have a season pass then there is a $6 per day per person usage charge so if you are just staying a few days then the net cost is a little higher than the $20 advertised rate. If you are spending much time in Texas State Parks then the best idea is to buy a Season Pass. - wildcat77
Feb 2016 - $30.00
Spots were spacious. We had a nice view of the lake from our spot. We were there when it was fairly empty so had our pick of spots. A lot were for smaller campers, but they easily fit big rigs too. The only thing we noticed was that some of the spots were sloped, so it might be kind of tough to level it out. We didn't walk to the waterfalls, but understand there are some nice hikes around. They also had wifi by the guard house, which is unusual a state park, but it seems to be usual for Texas state parks. There were picnic tables and fire pits. While there wasn't a walk down to the lake, the road to get there was close and you could fish from it. There is a daily park fee. We ended up buying a yearly pass, which cost us less in the long run. - dorcol
Dec 2015 - $24.00
We like this park and went there the third time. Everything works fine, 50amp., water. Unfortunately no sewer, so one has to move out after a certain time to dump. How nice would it be if the government invested some money for some updates on roads, sewers etc....
The system to pay the entrance fee every day ($6p.p) makes the park very expensive ($36 for 2people) but this is the same in all Texas State parks. Buy the state park pass when you use it a few times. We like the city of Austin and will go there again. - swissman
Apr 2012 - $26.00
This is an old park with lots of permanent residents. However, we found that all the facilities worked, the families there were quiet and pleasant to be around. Lots of children, but very well controlled. Laundry room was large, clean and well equipped. Price was excellent for the area. Our Verizon worked well here, so we didn't use the WiFi. However, there is WiFi for free in the park if you can get it. We could not as we were in a back row. We paid for a week and the price reflects that. - TravelingAdams
Mar 2012 - $30.00
Turn around and run. Staff is jittery and the park is full of long term residents with little pride in their environment. Amenities are far from most sites and there is no common area. Scary chain link fence surrounds the property that is adjacent to the freeway. - AliRV
Apr 2011 - $30.00
The management was friendly to us and our site was easy to find, right in front. Location is convenient to downtown Austin (basically a 10 minute drive to the Capitol) and is fairly urban, so it's probably better suited to use as a "home base" for those looking to explore Austin than a park to spend much time in. Our site wasn't a pull-thru but was easy to back into. Lots of long-term residents in the park, it appeared, but they all seemed friendly. We didn't think the noise level was bad, though it's not far from the airport and it is located on a major road, so light sleepers may have a different experience. Again, if you're just looking for a home base, this worked well for us for the 2 nights we were there - it was easy to come and go, and we didn't have any problems. I will warn you though, bathrooms and showers aren't necessarily "dirty", but are a pretty beat-up...we used the trailer instead. - MMCalifornia
Feb 2016 - $45.00
Location to Down-Town Austin, University of Texas and their sporting events/buildings are very good. Improvements to the Campground facility itself is being made, I hear new management (?). We did not venture off beyond our campsite, the restroom/shower facilities, office and dog park, therefore I cannot comment on the alleged abundance of full-timers. I will say that this park provided everything we needed and wanted, full hookups, and clean facilities. If our next trip to Austin is based upon University of Texas sports and/or Austin Arts and Entertainment, this will be our first call. Only downside was that it is close to Manor, and not the best side of town. The closest grocery store is a HEB. It should have everything that you would need produce and grocery wise, flip-side is that it is located in a rough side of town. - stlucia
Jan 2016 - $50.00
This park is o.k. if you need access to town district of Austin, located east of 35 & west of the tollway. Concrete pads are very narrow & ours was sloped at the nose. Needed to wash coach & tow, but be aware that Austin is big on water conservation, & could not wash coach. Wifi was adequate & trash pickup was daily. Might stay here again. - Smooth Running
Nov 2015 - $25.00
We stayed for three nights. It was an OK experience. The sites are long but very narrow. A little tight for a bug rig. The facilities are very nice. We enjoyed the hot tub and used the laundry. All nice. It would have been nice if the concrete sites were wider. Our step went out to the dirt. That made a mess. Some sites have grass. Ours as not so much. We'd stay here again but, don't get too excited about it. Big rigs are OK. You might need to cut a corner short. Their streets are way too narrow. But we are about 70 ft.
FYI. The place is primarily full time rentals. But they have done a nice job of separating us from them. If you walk back into the full time area it it absolutely disgusting. But you do t need to do that. Up front is very nice.
Don't hesitate visiting Austin from this park. It's an alright place to stay. And Uber is there now! - 02ROAM
Mar 2016 - $45.00
This campground is just a few blocks from downtown Austin. We walked 1.5 blocks, and across the bridge to a fabulous, funky city with lots to see and do. The campground is primarily for full time residents. In fact there are only 12 spots (8 full hookup, and 4 electric and water only) that are ever rented on a daily or weekly basis. That said, the park manager insures that the facility is quiet and safe. We did not use the restrooms, showers or laundry. All were dirty, run down and gross. It appears the current owners realize they are sitting on a gold mine. If it weren't for new building ordinances which curtail the height of new construction and a few heritage trees this land would likely be an apartment building like next store. - Ncw
Jan 2016 - $45.00
Within walking distance of downtown Austin....tons of music venues and parks with hiking trails all within walking distance. Plus fabulous restaurants....if you have a hankering for civilization...this park will put you close. The park feels very safe and has a few spaces kept for overnighters...the rest are permanent residences. Very quiet at night & very friendly. Verizon coverage excellent, but their wifi (we were told) is slow...we did not try just used our hotspot. Driving & parking here is not for the faint of heart...very tight make sure you plan your route ahead and come on Sat or Sun for less traffic. We had a pull thru close to the front & our rig is 32 ft . Great dog walks! - chasing60
Dec 2015 - $55.00
You stay here because of the location. Just on a side note this RV park has 93 sites, is larger than the "14 sites" implies. Maybe they only have 14 sites available for use. We drove through the entire park and there were open sites here and there. We're in Austin a lot so we were aware of the park condition, it's old and part of Austins pop culture. They haven't sold out yet to all the condos and apartment developers yet. We put "Didn't use" on restrooms because we couldn't get them to work, if we would have stayed longer we would have questioned it. We only stayed one night so we could walk to the Trail of Lights in Zilker Park and not have to mess with the parking. Lots of restaurants around and Thom's Market with in walking distance. You have to call for reservations. They do not have a website but do have a Facebook page. They did work with us, our motorhome is almost 40 feet and we got in. Owner was friendly. I'd come back just for the location. Yes there are lots of travel trailers and rvs that are permanent but it wasn't a problem. Our site was right next to the office and didn't have a site number on it. - mikel
Apr 2015 - $40.00
We stayed at this park for about 5 months.
1. The staff goes out of their way to keep the place clean and decent looking. I realize that it's a hard job sometimes. Some will say they are way too strict with their rules and the enforcement of them. But in my opinion, if they weren't strict the park would turn into a dump within a day.
2. Location was central to everything we needed.
1. Location ( I know it contradicts my pros point but bear with me ). It is smack in the middle of two busy highways and minutes from the airport. You could literally see faces inside landing planes. Oh, and I don't know much about airport schedules but it seemed that the planes quit for the day around 11 PM and start at 4- 5 PM and you hear and feel ( vibration ) it all.
2. I don't know how about now, but back then when we stayed there the most bizarre thing took place weekly - the garbage truck would come by at 2 AM!! to collect garbage from numerous bins on the property. And let me tell you it was one of the loudest sounds I heard at night, ever. Louder than the airplanes. I don't know whose brilliant idea that was to schedule a garbage pick up right in the middle of the night but I hope they change it for their own sake.
There were some other issues, but they are minor. And, honestly after visiting almost all other parks in Austin ( we really wanted to move ) we realized that this one wasn't so bad after all. Again, mostly thanks to the staff being militant about the rules. - WhiteX3
Mar 2014 - $46.00
Royal Palms is mostly a mobile home park with a section for RVers. The pros: Close to Austin proper, clean/well-kept property, great monthly rates, and strict guidelines for sites. The cons: It's right off the freeway so it can get pretty loud, The rules are strict and must be followed. I stayed here for a few months and enjoyed the convenient location and the price was right. If you want serene camping, this is not it. But if you want a nice base camp for exploring Austin, this is great choice. - riding_on_air
May 2016 - $26.00
Had a lovely asphalt pull through site, with large grass area and new round picnic table under a shade tree. Lots of room on the pad to serve as a large patio area. Really could get comfortable, all hookups worked great, and the wireless was outstanding.
The most gracious host, Chad, you could imagine. There are mostly long term rentals, but the park is meticulously kept up, quiet and clean.
Short drive into Bee Cave for shopping, and lots to do in the area. We highly recommend. - Travelling Anne
Feb 2016 - $35.00
What a gem! This is in the hills of Austin. Sites are level gravel or asphalt. Some are pull-thru; some are back-in. Ours was pull-thru. All sites are large. WIFI worked well. Service was outstanding. It's near a road, but our site was back aways so we heard no road noise. Sunsets are beautiful. There are a number of long-term residents but rigs are upscale and well maintained. Park, laundry, and restrooms are very clean and nice. Propane is available. We enjoyed it so much we ended up extending our stay. - DrM Traveler
Dec 2015 - $35.00
Stayed here for 2 weeks prior to Christmas. Small campground, semi-spacious sites. Lots of full-time residents here living in RVs. Very clean restrooms with showers, great laundry room. Excellent maintenance man who helped us with our every request. Located off of a 2 lane road which was very busy, so lots of traffic by day but very quiet at night. Enjoyed our stay here immensely. - Rolling Regal