26 Parks near Balcones Heights, Texas
We did however find 26 campgrounds within 25 miles of Balcones Heights. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Balcones Heights in the left hand column.
Apr 2016 - $20.00
We have stayed here many times. It is an excellent location for downtown San Antonio. The staff are very nice an attentive to your needs. The facilities are clean and neat. We have never had any problems with the hookups. All concrete slab and pull through. Best to call ahead for a reservation as the park stays relatively full. You can just about forget it in the winter. - mlbarry
Apr 2016 - $20.00
I stayed here nine nights while in San Antonio. I called for a reservation, and I'm glad I did: The park was half-empty when I arrived, but filled up quickly.
Sites are level, all are pull-through and concrete. There are trees between sites, but no shade. There is enough space between sites to be neighborly, but I never felt encroached. The nature of the clientele -- active duty or retired military -- also contributed to an enjoyable, quiet atmosphere. No loud partying at all. On the other hand, freight trains come through regularly -- sometimes at late hours -- and announce their arrivals/departures with their whistles, but I'm a sound sleeper, so it didn't really bother me.
Another drawback is the remote location of the park on Fort Sam. Combined with the 20-30 mph speed limit on post, it can make getting around a leisurely experience.
Finally, Fort Sam has a number of gates that used to be open, but are now permanently closed -- something my Garmin GPS didn't know. You'll have to be aware of that during your maneuvers.
One of the cool things about staying here was the Army's tradition of bugle calls. You'll hear Reveille at 6, To The Colors at the end of the duty day, Taps at 11 and several others throughout the day. Suffice to say, you won't be getting *that* experience at just any RV park.
Staff in the office is friendly and quite attentive to whatever needs you might have. I asked to stay an extra couple of days, and was initially told no, but she called me back and said she could make it happen!
I highly recommend Fort Sam's RV park. I'd give it a 10 if it weren't for those trains at 11 at night. Still, I would definitely return on any return trip to San Antonio. - VA-Parrothead
Mar 2016 - $15.00
We enjoyed a full hook up site on a level concrete pad with patio area. Two clean shower/bath house rooms with attached laundry facilities. There is a nice covered patio on the back of the office with tables and outdoor furniture. Camp WiFi is slow and only available in the office. We picked up 30 over the air TV stations but 30% were Spanish language stations. Excellent reception for cell phone, Jet Pack cellular and satellite (DirecTV). The park roads are well paved for walking and bike riding. The park is near the hospital at Fort Sam Houston so there was a lot of helicopter traffic over the campground. - HappiLeeRVing
Nov 2013 - $20.00
Under no circumstance stay here. Planes directly overhead, trains nearby, and emergency sirens all night long. Tight getting in and out. Short sites. Utilities in bad places under rig. - 11 Bounder
Mar 2016 - $18.00
We had electric and water hookups that worked fine, as did the dump station when we left. The main reason for my rating was the poor, or lack of, service. The office was closed too often and the staff did not return phone messages. It was like musical chairs in the campground. Every day, this trailer moved from here to there and that one went from there to here. People stayed well past check out and with no staff overseeing operations it was easy for people to come and go without supervision. In addition, the Wifi was a hit or miss affair. It would suddenly drop the signal then not be available to reconnect. There was no cable tv. - Melodycthomas
Aug 2015 - $20.00
Space is available on a first come first serve basis. If there is a spot when you arrive, claim it and then pay at the office. Small campground with about 30 spaces, but clean and well kept. Good electric and good water pressure. - CWinLV
Nov 2012 - $22.00
Stayed here for a month. Park is military but civilians can stay with a military sponsor. Rate is slightly higher. You have to leave the base for one day every 30 days. The rate includes full hookups no charge for electric and the laundry is free. Nice park most sites have shade except for the partial hookup sites.These are pull throughs with a paved surface. The full hookup sites have concrete and pavement. Nice place to stay. - Buddman
Oct 2015 - $15.00
For the most part a self service park. Never saw any management. Office was always locked. Grass is well maintained but utilities, roads, etc are in need of upgrading. Roads are terrible all over the AFB. Water connections leak, cable boxes broken, laying on the ground. Spaces are generous, but be careful of low limbs. Bring your own Mi-Fi. Park's Wi-Fi is all but unusable. Price reflects $440/month. We would stay again. - Deck & Margot
Nov 2013 - $30.00
This RV park should not be open. There is no Wi-Fi or cable. The sites are not level and the roads are full of pot holes. The only thing going for it is the price. $355.00 per month keeps it pretty well full of workers. - possumtrotky
Jan 2013 - $12.00
This RV park is in very bad shape and should not be open. The roads have deep pot holes everywhere. The sites are narrow and utilities are on the wrong side for hooking up. My rate is based on a monthly stay of $355 per month. The lady that works nights is very friendly. There are no rules in this park, but it is quiet, and all dogs are on a leash. - possumtrotky
Feb 2017 - $60.00
Driving in coming from Houston, we were nervous about the terrible looking neighborhood that is right next to the campground but it turned out fine. We enjoyed the campground and the location was awesome. We even walked on the bike path to the ATT Center to see the San Antonio Rodeo! It was a blast. The pool was great and the kids loved the basketball court. We did have the dreaded smell of poo poo wafting into our site a bunch, but we just made pretend we were still on Bourbon St. I highly recommend this campground to fellow RVers. - Howls_Castle
Feb 2017 - $44.00
Hands down its the best park around S.A. Lots of places to walk our dog. Friendly staff. Great Super Bowl party. Easy access to several major interstates/highways. Gated, I can go on & on. - cindy d
Sep 2016 - $48.00
Not sure why this park receives so many high ratings. It is adequate at best. Many spots are close together, and there is a sewage smell in many areas that we walked by. It is a shady park with lots of pretty trees, and my family enjoyed the hiking trail. The pool is small but okay. Lots of weeds and ants. There is a huge resident population with too many trucks parked sticking out into the streets. We had to ask people to move vehicles to get into our spot. Our neighbors had a horrible time getting out because a truck was blocking exit and owner was gone for the day. This park is in a questionable part of town, though we felt pretty safe anyway. It just felt like we were at a trailer park, with lots of sites full of junk. Rules are not enforced at all. I wouldn't come here in a big rig. It is close to town and the AT&T Center, so if you're coming for a quick visit it is okay. Don't expect a typical KOA experience because this campground is just mediocre. - davis0924
Feb 2017 - $45.00
Approx. 30 minute drive to downtown San Antonio. Utilities good and in the right location, but sites really close together. The site next to use was used for car parking, so we didn't have an RV sewer line next to our picnic table. Site was long enough for 36' MH and towed car. - JJ & CC
Dec 2016 - $50.00
The park is located just a couple of blocks from Sea World and in the same general area as Fiesta Texas. It's about 20 miles to the Riverwalk area and the Market, so location is great.
It is extremely clean and has the best most friendly folks working there. The only drawback for us was close neighbors. With some spaces you're sitting at your picnic table, you are literally only a couple of feet from the sewer discharge of your neighbor's line. One thing that will help you here is to ask for a spot where you park your vehicle next to you between rigs. Now the next rig is 2 spaces away with their discharge.
Accesability is very good as it sits between Loop 410 (inner loop) and the outer loop.
Our rig is a 42' 5th wheel towed by a 1 ton F350. The lot was plenty big for the RV but not the PU. However, parking was on the next pad, so no problem. Most of the pads are pull thru. - joebobb52
Aug 2016 - $55.00
We've stayed here before, but just short stays. This time we kept our motorhome here for a month so our kids could stay in it while changing apartments while at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
In general the park is fair to okay, a little cramped with lots of full time residents and workers. The showers on our end need lots of work, tiles falling off the walls, mold everywhere, clogged shower head and no hot water. Neighbor's sewer hook up is really close to your front door. And the one next us kept falling over. The smell of sewage was a daily problem.
I generally try to give managers the benefit of the doubt when they get grumpy, not anymore. I watched and listened to the manager bad mouth a customer, then bad mouth an employee, all the while smoking a cigarette. The young guy working the front desk is plenty kind. However I'm not sure the manager understands customer service. I felt bad for the employee and customer she was griping at. The manager was not in anyway professional. With the choices closer to downtown and the other choices a little closer to this park, we will not be coming back. - mikel
Feb 2017 - $47.00
.Nice motor home park. Well kept and clean with very nice showers. The back in sites are a bit small and close together and the pull through sites a bit larger and a bit more space between sites. Great having the bus at the front door and this made it easy to get into and back from town. The park is also right on the river walk and make a great afternoon walk. It is also quite close to the multiple missions. We would stay here again if in the area momdoc. - momdoc
Feb 2017 - $47.00
Well maintained park. Great location to the many things to see & do in San Antonio. Sites were clean, level and sites were easy to access. Park roads were wide & easy to navigate. Park staff were excellent, provided plenty of information on San Antonio. - Our-Wandering-Casa
Feb 2017 - $52.00
If you enjoy bicycling in a safe environment, then Travelers World RV Park is definitely the place to stay in San Antonio. Located 5 miles from downtown San Antonio via the River Walk Bike Trail, we spent a very enjoyable month at the resort. The resort itself contains all the amenities one would expect: heated swimming pool, spa, very large recreation hall, children's playground, small enclosed dog park, restrooms/showers, laundry facilities, and large office area with a convenience store, library, fitness room, and game room. Our pull-through gravel site had a picnic table, was level, and long enough for our 45' coach and tow. (If you have a roof-mounted satellite dish, avoid pull-through sites 102-105, as trees may block your signal. Our pull-through site was in the upper 90s, and we had no interference at all.) The roads within the park are wide and paved. Very friendly and personable office staff are available to help however they can. Due to its proximity to the bike trail, we were able to visit all the historical sites in San Antonio via bicycle. Ride north on the bike trail to Mission Concepción and then on into town to see the Alamo, Tower of the Americas, Institute of Texan Cultures, San Fernando Cathedral, Market Square, Spanish Governor's Palace, painted cathedral of St. Mary's, and Riverwalk Mall. Ride south on the bike trail to Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan Capistrano, and Mission Espada. (Mission Espada is at mile 10, meaning ten miles from downtown San Antonio via the trail.) We loved being able to spend our days riding our bikes to all these historical sites, rather than having to drive into town and then find and pay for parking. - HRTravelers
Sep 2016 - $25.00
Great inexpensive park to stay at. No frills, but for the price it was just what we wanted! Very close to downtown with bus stop out front. - AllisonGNolter
Feb 2016 - $35.00
We had left voice mail requesting a site for 5 nights. Someone called us back and said they had a cancellation and to come on down. When we got there, our name was not on the list of reservations. We had to back into a site where sewer hook-up was not feasible. We moved to another site but had to drive in frontways. The sites from an earlier era have been divided into two sites. Which means that one of the sites shares the sewer with the one next to it. Problem is that when you back into the secondary site, the hookup is on the wrong side. Then, while the bathroom and shower are clean, they are woefully in disrepair. Many people would refuse to use them. The campground trash was over flowing when we arrived and 4 days later had still not been emptied. The camp host is very nice and helpful. Would not stay here again. - sailor323
Dec 2015 - $20.00
This park is a good park to stay for a few days while visiting San Antonio. The sites are long and level. It is a smaller park with some long term residents. The WiFi was included and worked fairly well. We would stay here again. - BigR
Feb 2017 - $40.00
Normally I do not review parks; however, because of some recent reviews of this park I felt compelled to respond. We had a wonderful time here. The park is easy in, easy out with a number of spacious pull throughs. For an urban park it is quite nice and quiet at night. Also the pool was crystal clear and refreshing. There is a bus stop at the park and you can go anywhere in San Antonio for $2.75 a day. Half price if you have a senior pass. Parking is difficult and expensive in Town. The bus drops you off at the River Walk. The laundry is excellent and the internet is the best we have encountered on our trip. It would be a shame to pass up this RV park based on a few poor reviews. I would certainly stay here again. - Inigomontoya
Jan 2017 - $35.00
This park is a dump located in the middle of a ghetto neighborhood and an industrial park. Not a safe place at all. Horrible layout not big rig friendly. Telephone poles at each end of our site making it impossible to pull out with out pulling forward and backing up several times. Staff is clueless. Roads are narrow potholed and all are dead ends. No park cable, fire pits or picnic tables. Bathrooms are disgusting. Lots of full timers and tents. Better lock up everything you have if you stay here. Worst park we have seen!! Thnkfully it was just an overnight stay. - SAR1988
Jan 2017 - $35.00
Located in an industrial area in San Antonio. Access from I-10 was difficult. Park was dusty And not real attractive. When we arrived we were told there were no pull throughs even though there looked like there were 20 available (most were still empty in the morning). After a little whining I did get a pull through which was big enough for the motorhome and car. Power was at the very back of the site and my 30 foot cord almost didn't reach. Sewer and water were to the usual place. No cable TV, but we got 50+ channels with the antenna. We didn't use any of the facilities. If I went back to San Antonio, I would stay somewhere else. - thyde
Feb 2017 - $45.00
The sites are very roomy and nice, a very pretty RV park. There are a couple things I think should be changed or fixed. The most important is that the bath houses are closed between 9pm - 8am. This is not only inconvenient, it can be very dangerous. When we were there, San Antonio was hit with a major storm, and there were tornados. With no buildings available to go into, we were sitting ducks. Lucky for us they didn't hit us. Also, the internet was not reliable. - Jessicadez
Jan 2017 - $22.00
Rate based on monthly stay and includes all utilities (power, water, sewer, cable, and wifi). All sites are concrete pads, but some are slightly unlevel (park streets are hilly). Beautiful live oak trees throughout, but everything is nicely maintained. Park requires units 10 years or newer, but will accept other years in good condition. Full time sights are well kept and clean, and management is strict about maintaining your site. Staff is friendly and extremely helpful. Park is located off 1604, so front sites can be a bit noisy. Our spot was located near back of park, so it was very quiet. Nice pool and spa, Rec room with coin operated amusements, very large laundry room, and two dog parks with separate areas for small and large dogs. Management sponsors frequent events like pot lucks, exercise classes, low cost breakfasts and dinners, etc. Very nice park, but sites are quite close. Will definitely stay again. - CWinLV
Nov 2016 - $58.00
Delightful first visit of five nights - 2016-11-15/20. Had premier site, which was worth the additional $$$. Site was nicely level, and long enough for truck in front of trailer and another car behind. Entire park was well kept, clean spaces and facilities. Nice dog park. Office, club house, pool and hot tub were pretty. Small and well kept playground. Most of the residents were there for a longer period - winter Texans. Staff was professional and friendly. We rank this park as the place to stay when on the west side of San Antonio. There is an HEB+ food store just south, and there are plenty of other stores nearby. - GKLott