16 Parks near Balch Springs, Texas
We did however find 16 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.
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
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
Mar 2015 - $185.00
Couldn't really enjoy the campground because the rain and snow made it a mud pit. Had to go to the laundry room to get adequate wifi. Close to Downtown Dallas. - buckingthenorm
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
Oct 2016 - $37.00
Neat, clean and well laid out and great people operating. Nice sites that are level and wide. - filecutter
Jul 2010 - $20.00
This park is located off of I-20 at the next interchange west of where US 80 and I-20 merge. For one overnight stop, it's okay. What is sad here is that the campground is well designed, with level gravel pads lined by concrete walkways. Hookups are perfect. Office is nice. In otherwords, great infrastructure. The sad news is that grass is overgrown on the walkways and in the gravel, most sites are "permanent" residents, and I never saw the like of dog poo in my life. We could only walk on the roadway or overgrown sidewalks to avoid it. Yuk! Close to I-20, so road noise would be a problem if we had not used the AC. The only bathroom and shower were disgusting. Toilet probably had not been cleaned in over a week, and the shower was nearly as bad. Owner was friendly, but obviously not keeping the CG maintained. Time on the mower, string trimmer, and bathroom sponge were needed. We would not camp here again. - The Happy Traveler
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
Dec 2016 - $25.00
Very pretty state park, and not a bad price for the area, except that they charge a day use fee on top of your campsite. I believe the total for the two of us and the site was $35.00. A lot of the sites are very short with hook ups in the rear, we were able to switch to a different site than assigned and got one with hook ups in the center. The bathrooms weren't bad but could use a bit more frequent cleaning as there were quite a few bugs inside. Spider webs in the sinks makes me think it was more than a day or two between cleanings. - BrittanyFenn
Sep 2016 - $16.00
Whether you're here to visit DFW area or just camp out, very nice park and good bang for the buck. Our spot was mostly level and we could get satellite signal but there would be spots you can't unless you have remote dish to move around. Good signal for phone. Local TV signal is best anywhere considering all the TV towers are within 3 miles. Maybe State of Texas Parks will consider internet in the future. Park is well maintained and we had view of Joe Pool Lake. Marina and road to Marina was closed. Heavy rains caused flooding this year. They could use more signs giving directions to sites. - LEB2
Apr 2016 - $24.00
We stayed 3 nights. Sites are back ins and close. But they are cut out of trees. So little disturbances from neighbor. Spring 2016 much is closed due to flooding. Very nice facility. Many sites are short so add a couple feet to your unit for reservation. Many over the air local channels. Very nice park. - REO
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
Jul 2016 - $15.00
Park is not a resort. It provides basic services. Sites were fairly level but did require use of blocks under tires. Road through park had pot holes and needs repaving. Restroom near front entrance recently rebuilt and is also used as storm shelter. Made from concrete and can get very hot during day. No sewer connections but dump station outside gate. Gate closes at 10 pm. Cannot drive into park after that time. - Traveler100
Oct 2013 - $40.00
The only good thing about this park was a place to stay while visiting my daughter and grandchildren. Take your own toilet paper as none is ever in the restrooms and do not know if or when they are cleaned, the showers are just big enough to turn around in barely. People take their dogs into the bathrooms and some are not on leash . This is the only park close to where I needed to be that had any sites or I would not have stayed here. - possumtrotky
May 2013 - $20.00
Rate reflected two-week stay. This is the ONLY RV park in Plano, or we probably would have gone somewhere else. We were here to visit our son, so not much choice (other campers said the same thing). It is a pretty run-down camper / mobilehome park right along a frontage road next to the very busy freeway. People around you are nice and pretty much keep to themselves, but the place gives you second thoughts about staying there. We did stay the two weeks, and had no problems at all, so it wasn't as bad as it "looked". - MarieB
Jul 2011 - $30.00
Stayed here for a few days while visiting someone in Richardson. Close to were we wanted to be. Nice shade (temp over 100 when we were there) somewhat level sites. Lots of permanent people there. Place was clean and staff was friendly. Would stay there again when in the area. - Mitchelmal