12 Parks near Austin, Texas
Aug 2015 - $34.00
Rate reflects military discount for 1 of the 2 nights we stayed, very helpful staff, lots of trees/shade (we were still able to get satellite TV but many sites likely would not), grass between sites, tables at some sites, sewer hookup had to be improvised due to landscape timber preventing a downward run of the hose as normally hooked up (it appeared most sites would not have this problem) , free WIFI was TengoNet requiring personal info registration w/Tengo ...I never use Tengo due to problems every time I used them over several years in the past. - AFChap
Jun 2015 - $39.00
I have been coming to this park for many years and have watched it deteriorate. A large % of the park is now permanent residents and a lot of their sites are really cluttered and trashed out. Campers have green mold growing on them, tarps and trash. Trash put out & not picked up scattered and workampers just drive on by. Sites have become tight because of overgrown bushes which rub your unit while getting in or out of your site. Overhead tree limbs hit top of unit while following the exit streets. Gravel on sites has pushed down into mud so you get muddy sites. No grass, all weeds but they do keep it cut. Bad mosquito problem. I'll not be back if I can find anything else close by. - JimChan52
May 2015 - $41.00
Carefree Resorts park located on a busy access road on I-35. Traffic noise is constant but not really disturbing. Utilities are good and accessible. Sites are narrow and close to neighbor. Interior roads are also narrow. Many trees that block satellite and some need trimming. Although they advertise cable TV it was not available due to issues with cable company. As satellite was blocked by trees, we only received a few channels over the air. While park is convenient to city, traffic is a problem and we will stay further outside city in future. - starwind
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
May 2015 - $42.00
The website makes this park look exceptionally nice. I have to say I was disappointed. The space between the sites is standard. We had a long gravel pull-in overlooking an empty water storage/pond/? That was fine. Both our neighbors were long term as were most of the sites in our area. In walking around most of the park was filled with long term renters. One area of the park, west side and kind of hidden, was filled with people who had been there a long time. Many of the trailer were very ran down. What I don't understand is why do parks, this one included, put long term renter with short term stay people, i.e. 1-7 days. We are traveling, they are woking, not a lot in common to share. I did like the curbside trash pick up. The place was very clean, easy check in and easy in/out exit to the road. - 45parkcity
May 2015 - $51.00
We have stayed in this park before. Many of the campers are seasonal or long term. We were one night. The park had had an unusual amount of rain so the site was a little soggy on one side but we were able to get in ok and get out our slides. The park is nice but a little pricy in that the price does not include cable. There are a lot of local channels though and shopping, groceries, and gas are within a few miles as well as places like Home Depot. We would stay here again. - leciel19
May 2015 - $30.00
Rate was based on monthly rate plus electric. Park is nice with comfortably wide and long sites that drain well in rain storms. Sites are mostly pull throughs and roads are paved and in good condition. Park is pretty easy to get around. The site we were in was pretty level, but some others slope quite a bit.
Office staff is friendly and helpful.
Park uses Tengo Internet which goes down frequently for 30 minutes here and there every day.
Cable TV is only available if you get a set top box from the cable company and can hook it up to your TV. Hooking up directly to the pedestal connector just gets you a message that you need a set top box. - dem
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
Jun 2015 - $20.00
Mixed feelings regarding this campground. Overall, the park was clean, well organized but was kinda pricy for the substandard bathroom facilities.
We bought the state park pass, otherwise it would have been $6.00/per person/per night..or $44 a night including the park access fee.
I was disappointed in the restroom/shower facilities because they were small, outdated, hot and water temp and pressure varied between each of the stalls. All of the bathroom facilities are in dire need of a ground up makeover! We have been to Colorado and Arkansas and their bathroom facilities are orders of magnitude better that what is available at McKinney Falls. It does the job that it's designed to do, but not much more.
Swimming at the falls was pretty cool, and made the trip worthwhile. I would stay there again. Best sites were 45, 46, 47. - PatPerry1966
Jun 2015 - $23.00
Arriving without a reservation on a Sunday afternoon, we were assigned a spot in a small loop - but encouraged to choose any site we wanted. We kept our assigned site, so nice! The gravel loop-road and our gravel site were well maintained and almost level. The wide sites with shrubs and trees provided nice shade and privacy. Having water and electricity on site was wonderful. The park has a nice trail for hiking between the upper and lower falls. More trails were available for biking, walking and biking. Families were swimming near the falls, and were fishing further down the trails. While close to Austin and it's wide variety of music, the campground is quiet.
The gates are locked at 10PM, no late check-in is available. We watched downtown Austin's million bats emerge from their bridge home for night time feeding, and still enter after hours with our already paid-camper code.
My Verizon coverage was okay.
We would return. - AluminumCloud
Apr 2015 - $20.00
We really liked this park. Spacious sites with lots of woods for privacy. The way the campground is laid out, you have lots of bends and curves which gives the property a more private feeling. We had one neighbor across from us, and other than that, others were in sight but a nice distance away. Especially like the check in procedure. They assign you a site, and have a binder with photos of all the sites, and if you see something else in binder that looks more suitable, or you get to your site and see something else around that looks better to you, you call them and they change the site for you. We needed a perfectly level site to have some repair work done, and this system worked really well for us. This is a great location to visit all the attractions in Austin. The campground has a couple of water features that shouldn't be missed, the Upper and Lower Falls. Camped here in travel trailer and will be back. Yes, the daily park use fees are a nuisance but we are in Texas for a month or so, so it made sense to buy the yearly pass. - smitty12
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
Jul 2015 - $40.00
Under new management but park continues to be one of the two or three parks that are above average for the Austin area. They will be expanding and adding more sites in the future. One negative is you apparently need an HD cable box to operate your TVs on their cable system now. Check in with office before it closes during the week and see if you need one. Office closed over long 4th weekend. Other than that it's all good. - xarmoreddriver
May 2015 - $40.00
This is a beautiful park, since we didn't use the fitness equipment nor the laundry I can't say anything about them. The streets were all paved, pad was concrete, the landscaping was nice & the surrounding area was beautiful to look at. You can put your trash out in the morning & it will be picked up for you. We only stayed one night & would definitely stay here again. - Weapair
Dec 2014 - $20.00
We spent a month here in a 5th wheel. Park is in a good proximity to explore the city of Austin. The park is part full-time population with some questionable RV's (i.e. old) and traveling RV'ers. The so-called fitness room was a joke as none of the equipment worked and the carpet was torn up. The park has a nice library of books for swapping which was nice. There were no planned activities. - DIXIEDUALLY2013
Jul 2015 - $40.00
This is a small, mostly residential rv park in downtown Austin. We only stopped here because we were having a vehicle problem and needed to get off the road ASAP. The park has pull thrus, the spaces are tight but you can extend your slides. Most of the park seems to be residential. WIFI was OK.
The bathrooms are old but clean.
The morning we were getting ready to leave we discovered a slow leak in one of the RV's tires and had to remove it and look for a Tire repair shop. The puncture turned out to be non-repairable and we ended up going to 4 tire shops to find a replacement tire. We it became apparent the we were going to be a few minutes late leaving (past the noon checkout time) the own was quite obnoxious when asked for an extension. He claimed he had someone coming that was getting that particular site. However there were at least 6-7 empty sites making that claim less than believable. We left at 12:20.
So overall if you want to be right in downtown Austin this may be the place for you. Aside from the unpleasant owner it was OK. It is almost adjacent to a large downtown park on the River. - agesilaus
Oct 2014 - $40.00
This park is about location. It's the place to stay in Austin for the local experience. Easily walk to Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool, trails at Lady Bird Johnson Lake (Town Lake). Easy access to downtown, Congress Ave. shopping and night spots. The ambiance is more of a quiet neighborhood than the typical RV park. Shady sites, friendly residents (most spaces are permanent). Amenities are fine - used the laundry but not the showers and bathroom. Roads paved, sites gravel. Maneuverability is tight but doable for larger rigs. - Creigh Gordon
Aug 2014 - $40.00
The location of this park is good - close to downtown, walking distance to restaurants and a park, bike rentals right around the corner. That's the good stuff. The park itself is old and mostly permanent sites - travel trailers that haven't moved in years. Some were occupied when we stayed, some were not. The sites are not well maintained - haven't been raked in years, for example. There are a lot of trees, and there are branches down, etc. The restrooms haven't been cleaned in years....the dirt on the windows was 1/4 inch thick and you can't see out through it. The shower caddies are so old that the rubber coating is all cracked and falling off. We did use the showers, and the water pressure and temperature is fine. There is no private area to dress, however - the showers are individual but you dress in a common area. There is Tengo internet which is in and out. Cable TV works fine. The owner is friendly and helpful. The nightly rate is overpriced at $40. - JJ1951
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
Mar 2015 - $30.00
We stayed here for over a week. This is a no-frills park: no rec hall, no dances, no pool etc. Nevertheless we felt this was great park; large sites, easy access, level etc. Some shaded. The staff is very friendly and very helpful. - Tom-MNAK
Apr 2014 - $30.00
We stayed here because it is so close to Star Hill Ranch. It is a nice Park with very nice, and helpful management. There was an attendant that took us to our space. That really means a lot after arriving at any park hot and tired. The spaces aren't paved, but are gravel and level. The trees and bushes are trimmed so as to get Satellite and not scratch your rig trying to park. The attendant even helped us unhook our toad. That means a lot! The Texas Hill Country is so pretty. LBJ ' s Ranch and birth place was very interesting. Also, Verde's restaurant and Carmela's were with 3 miles. Great places to eat. Heads up - it's 20 miles to the nearest Walmart. We would definitely camp here again. - reddie
Jan 2014 - $30.00
First of all, this park served our needs and although it is mostly filled with long-term renters, it is very clean. My personal peeve, and I know that I need some professional help to get over this, I don't think that you should put "Resort" in your park name unless you offer more than a nice spot to pull your RV into. No swimming pool, hot tub, recreation hall, shuffleboard, horseshoes....nothing. They claim to offer Internet. I was able to pick-up a faint signal on my iPhone, and it kept kicking me off, none was available on my iPad. Now, with all that said, we got everything out of this park, minus the Internet, that we were looking for. It was a great location to a family wedding that we were involved in. And it offers big rig (ours is a 40 ft. 5th Wheel) access with an easy pull-through and full hook-ups. They met us as we pulled in and escorted us to our site and then left us alone to set-up our rig. - stlucia