17 RV Parks near Balch Springs, Texas
We did however find 17 campgrounds within 25 miles of Balch Springs. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Balch Springs in the left hand column.
Aug 2017 - $35.00
The owner is very rude and unprofessional. Had a problem with the electrical hookup. He was always very rude every time I called about it and it took over a week to fix. My kid had her sister in law staying temporary with her. He didn't like that. So he kicked her out and kept her money for absolutely no reason. If you have small kids or elderly people this is not the place for you. There are 4 very dangerous ponds where the banks go straight down at a 45 degree angle that are not fenced in or guarded. Very old ghetto trailers everywhere with junk piled underneath them. Code enforcement is being called for the little kid's safety living there now and all the dangerous illegal wiring. Very unsafe place to stay even for one day. I have built million dollar commercial properties. This one is the worst. Its too bad I can't give zero stars. - David-Rogers
Oct 2013 - $25.00
Not a destination park. No showers, bath house or laundry. Office not manned. You leave your money in an envelope in a box. Raining when we arrived and the site was so muddy, our RV and truck left ruts. We paid the weekly rate of $135. - singpj
Oct 2009 - $20.00
This is not a destination park. If you have to visit Dallas Texas for any reason this would be a nice place to stay for a short period. Nothing fancy here but not a bad park for parking. No Bath houses or laundry. No pool but they do have some nice ponds to fish in. Not sure I would eat the fish. Pull throughs are OK but if it rains they can get muckier. Had no problem getting my 37 foot 5th wheel in the pull through site but did have some problem leveling up due to soft ground. Overall this is a nice park and the residence here are real nice. A few RVs need some repair but overall most are nice rigs. We will continue to use this park when we are in the area. - Speedy
Jun 2017 - $35.00
We were a group of 3 RV's needing a place to stay for a Chicago/Doobie Brother concert in Dallas (which was amazing). This place was convenient and in a good location. We would definitely stay there again. The only downside was when someone complained about our cat, and we had to keep her in (she is not leash trained). She was only out for maybe 10 min. The majority of the campers live there, so they only have a limited # of sites to rent. Looks like they are adding new sites. - TSG_1_RN_4_U
Nov 2016 - $35.00
This was our third stay at this park. We stay here when we are visiting friends who live in Mesquite. The park isn't fancy but meets our needs. Our Verizon signal was strong. The park has excellent Wi-Fi service with a number of towers available. The park cable TV worked well. The park roads need more gravel. There are lots of long term campers in the park. Be sure to call for a reservation as there is no office available to check-in with. When you arrive a check-in package is available with payment instructions, a map to your site, and park info.
I would recommend you access the park from I-30 and Bobtown Road. - Gary T
Jun 2015 - $35.00
We had stayed at one other RV park while in Dallas another time, and we didn't care for the CG or the location. Unfortunately, there are hardly any to choose from inside Dallas! This one was OK, better than the other one for us. Less traffic, a little more removed from the chaos of the city while still being close enough to access whatever you need. Pretty surroundings - grass fields, pretty plantation home in front, nice neighborhoods. But for the most part, the CG itself is nothing special. Esp. considering the price. Based on our travels, I would expect those sorts of accommodations to warrant maybe $25 - 30/nt. But I guess it's because it's the only real game in town...! The owner was very nice about letting me have mail send and she then delivered it to our site when I called. And they have a nice (air-conditioned!!!) laundry room. I have to warn about a few things though - I got more mosquito bites there in 2 days than I've had in the last 4 months of traveling!! It did help when I started walking our dogs along the dirt exit road instead of in the grassy field (where we were supposed to) - less mosquitoes, at least in the AMs. Also, advanced reservations are apparently required so don't just show up and hope - call ahead! Most campers seem to be living here, so they probably don't have many sites available for transients. And there's no one really on site, in an office. You need to call. You also need to be self-contained, as I don't think they have bathrooms/showers. And lastly...I will reiterate what one other reviewer mentioned: do NOT approach the CG from the west on Barnes Bridge Rd!!!!! On this side, there's a 15,000 lb-limit bridge, bad road, and low tree branches!! From the east, it's mostly fine (except some branches on exit). We would stay here again if we had to be in Dallas, but we would prefer to just not be in Dallas! - CarrieBearie
May 2016 - $15.00
Parking lot with RV spots marked in paint. Back in with very large building behind. Does not block satellite. Good power and water. No sewer or dump. You are given a card that lets you into the patio area that includes the pool, showers and restrooms. There was something going on every night we were there. Lounge was open nightly until 10 or 11 pm. Quiet even thought main street was not far away but had buildings in between. There was a Fire Station across the street, but I didn't notice or care after retiring after 40 years of fire service. Location was close to every where we wanted in Dallas. Must be Elks Member to camp. - Vault
May 2017 - $30.00
We stayed here for over a month for temporary work assignment. There are discounts for paying monthly. Water and electric are included in the cost. There is even free Wifi. The park is very clean and surprisingly very quiet. There are restrooms, showers and laundry facilities that are well maintained. The host was very gracious and helpful...especially when we became lost due to our navigation system not working properly. There is a great recreation center that they allowed us to use for a family gathering. It had wonderful appliances, lots of space and nice furniture. We have stayed some other places where there were some sketchy individuals and the parks were not well kept. We felt completely safe at this location and the response to any questions was very fast and satisfactory. I plan on staying here again when the time comes. - furelite
Feb 2017 - $30.00
very easy overnight stop. Level paved sites. stopped after office closed so checked in with envelope. Close enough to I20 to be noisy if windows open. Pull through. - susy1313
Dec 2016 - $32.00
I was long term stay and everything was great. Friendly staff and management. Lawn was kept up. If you had a problem management was prompt on helping you out and fixing the problem. - Pamd
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Discounted fee to $20 because manager lacked change. Concrete pad had wood blocks and abandoned waste hose on site. Electric outlet on edge of ditch of water with board for others to walk on. Surge protector dislocated because of frequent crossing of others on board. I felt unsafe the whole night but nothing happened. Value for $20, but anything more is a waste. Place to stay of last resort. - Mhlangford
Sep 2014 - $30.00
Only reason we stayed here is that the park closest to the repair facility was full and the others were very expensive for a week's stay. Awful dusty road to enter my red SUV became battleship grey. Almost impossible to get someone to answer the phone. Had to put payment in a box no onsite manager. Electricity was iffy 50 amp and my AC would barley run if anything else was turned on. Don't bother with this place if at all possible. - Walking thunder
Oct 2013 - $18.00
This park was convenient for us and the staff was helpful. The sites are small, no picnic tables but sufficient. It was pouring when we arrived so we sat in the street until the rain let up and we could back into a site. They re-graded the road the very next day. The laundry and bath are not real modern but very clean. The staff was in cleaning every day. They even sanitized the washers regularly. This campground has limitations, but the staff is working hard to upgrade and keep it in good condition. - streamerstoo
Apr 2016 - $30.00
Restricted height clearance from overgrown trees. Bathrooms/showers need a complete remodel. No cable TV or high speed Internet access. TV reception fair, channels very limited.
Wireless signal strength issues. Many cluttered lots.
Sites need to reworked. Many old and dirty campers in various states of disrepair.
Trash dumpsters overflowing, smelly and unlit. Dark.
Covered dish events would be nice. A pool and clubhouses too.
Needs upgrades everywhere. - rvpro290
Feb 2015 - $30.00
Location of this park is terrific, easy access to Dallas and the gentleman that checked us in was very polite. However, the filthy bathrooms ruined our visit. Smoky with cigarette butts in the sinks and ashtrays in toilet stalls. Showers had no hooks or bench, forcing us to dress right out in the bathroom. Cold & hot water faucets were switched around. Pull through sites had just enough room for RV, but trees needed trimming to allow for easier access. A vehicle parked by the bathroom made driving out of our site difficult. We would Not recommend this park. - Twilight
Sep 2014 - $23.00
We stayed in the park for 2 and a half weeks. At first it was ok, however as the week passed, the night manager became rude and intolerable. The rules state that quiet time is 9pm to 8am. The night manager (who was usually intoxicated) would be yelling across the park or talking extremely loud knowing that people had to be up early the next morning for work. He also stuck his neighbor's water hose down his toilet to clean out his black water tank. Most of the people in the park are locals. The managers, Joe and Shari are very kind are doing the best they can. It's too bad their help lacks in customer service. - The Green Monster
Jan 2017 - $35.00
Though this park doesn't have laundry or restrooms available, it has been a wonderful place to stay! The staff are very friendly and more than willing to help you out if you need it. There are over 100 sites here, and it seems to be about 50/50 RVs to Manufactured Homes. There is a laundromat less than a mile away, and several grocery stores to choose from. This is located right in the middle of town, but the road noise is not bad at all. There are mostly families living here and everyone has been very friendly and welcoming. There is weekly trash & recycling pickup provided by the city. A pretty quiet place overall. Monthly rent is $375 and electric is metered. There is on-site propane refill available. - TxDorsey1975
Nov 2017 - $28.00
The park looks abandoned. The marina is closed and many sites are not in use. The bathrooms have spider webs and insects crawling around. Within 8 hrs of arrival, I had my motorhome invaded by ants which I understand are a problem in the park and I was never told when I checked in. I left early the next morning. This park should be shut down until its properly maintained and exterminated. Close to shopping area and retaurants and entrance and road to park was being worked on and the entrance appears quite nice ut once you are inside , the park needs alot of work. I will not return. - Rad Rover
Oct 2017 - $30.00
Disappointing at best. Having lived in the area when park and lake opened originally, it has not aged well. Marina closed for good due to flood damage. Sites just adequate at best. People next to me had 4 vehicles plus camper at their site. One truck towing boat. No parking for more than one car so they parked on side of road, partially blocking it. Rangers or host never said or did anything. While they do have ant problem, never saw any at my site, 163. Maybe back out of necessity, but not out of desire. Love Texas state parks, just not this one. - rockhill
Sep 2017 - $21.00
Stayed for a couple of days. The area was not bad, the park was clean, and the trails were taken care of. Really enjoyed the Penn Farm area, and did not do any fishing. Swimming was closed, and one of the larger camping grounds was closed. There is an Ant problem, and we actually went to Walmart (only 8 min away) to buy more ant stuff just to make sure we did not get infested. Will I be going back, probably not. Sites were OK, nothing to get excited about, they did have 50 amps and sewer. But, I was really disappointed watching very large campers trying to get into tiny spots because a pop up camper, or a tent took a large parking space. There were entire areas with 30 amps for pop ups and even tent camping. Bring Ant poison with you, I knew they had a problem but did not know how bad it was until we got there. We had to put it all the way around just to make sure they did not crawl into the trailer or truck. It wasn't fun. The picnicking areas are not always near the parking spots, at least ours was not and there was not enough room to have a table or sitting area for dinners out side. BTW 209 & 208 are perfect if you have two families who are camping together, our picnic tables were very close to the point we might as well have eaten together. Not what you are looking for when you want to get away. Also, you could hear more of the highway traffic when you sat outside than you did crickets. Just wasn't super impressed with the experience, the grounds, or the amenities. - Veteran family of 4 w-dogs
Oct 2017 - $30.00
I almost didn't try this park because of negative reviews. I found it to be just fine and would stay again. Spacious, level sites with crushed gray rock to back into. If it isn't exactly level; try moving 2-3 ft in the driveway. A lot of the sites are in direct sun; but many have some partial shade. The grass had been cut fairly recently. I imagine they use a bush hog due to the size of the property so it probably will never be like your front yard at home. They don't have that many campsites considering the size of the property which may affect their budgeting for maintenance. Don't let gps bring you in by the dam if coming from the east because that is a bumpy road. The best route is coming in by Wal-Mart. There are pot holes the last 100 yds before the guard shack. Not as pristine as other COE campgrounds but it is functional and clean. The row of sites nearest the water have nice views of the lake without being lakefront. In mid-October; bugs weren't really a problem except for some spiders building webs on the covered tables. My biggest knock on the park is the closed gate at 10pm. You can't watch an evening sporting event in Dallas and get back in time. - msmith7113
Oct 2016 - $15.00
This is a beautiful park. We used our Senior Pass for the discount. The road was rough in a couple of places but NOT as bad as other reviews. Bathrooms are cleaned 4 times a week. Everyday in peak season. Very quiet. We loved the park. We would definitely stay here again. If you can pick a site facing the water the view is outstanding. Sites a fairly flat and spacious. The sites have covered picnic area with concrete picnic table. The BBQ's should probably be replaced or removed. Great value for the price. - AZtravler
Oct 2016 - $30.00
The park is horrible. Foot high grass in tick country. The road is nearly impassable with a jeep. Half of the grills are partially dismantled, at odd angles. Several permanent, immovable looking motorhomes that look like meth labs populate the lake shore. Could barely see where the sites were for lack of maintenance. - Happitude