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
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
Sep 2016 - $48.00
In-city location, yet quiet and a set in mature trees. Great curb appeal, but the interior roads and sites could use help (some rough roads, sites were overgrown with weeds). We stayed in a standard pull through site, and had adequate space and a great patio. Wi-Fi was slow, but we were also here on a crowded holiday weekend. Staff was friendly enough, but not the best service we've received. We'd stay here again! - SnlcoRV
Aug 2016 - $43.00
Really nice KOA. We have been in some "fair" ones of late, so this was a pleasant surprise! Easy access from I-10, gated, clean, and sites are level and spacious length wise, but typical of most KOA's, you're pretty close to your neighbor on the sides, but we had no problem with our slides. Lots of shade trees but we had no problem with our satellite. We tried to hook up cable but only 2 stations came in. Campstore is large and well stocked. You can buy hot pizza in the office and there is a Chuckwagon on site for breakfast. It was very reasonable and good. Staff were all very friendly. - KSAM14
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
Apr 2016 - $40.00
Nice, busy RV park. I spent 4 days here while being treated at the nearby VA hospital. Friendly staff. I would stay again. - Dave and Linda
Jan 2017 - $46.00
Second time here. This time it is a pull thru and is great. Large enough for our 40ft and truck without disconnecting if we chose to. Lots to do in the area (which we did much last stay). This time visited "Natural Bridge Caves. Nice attraction with other things to do within and next door. - G and L
Dec 2016 - $18.00
The friendly, professional staff are a major contribution to the efficient, operation and maintenance of this attractive and well kept property. I concur with other reviewers extolling the amenities of this resort. Unfortunately, the city commercial freight train traffic and emergency services sirens pierce the quiet of this oasis at all hours. Still, the resort's proximity to numerous attractions, various modes of transportation, and several interstate highways make it a top choice for visitors and some long term residents. - Norrin Radd
Dec 2016 - $46.00
This park has a lot of good things going for it (grounds are kept clean, close to downtown, friendly staff and campers, access to bike trails) BUT it has no security gate and it's in a bad neighbourhood. While we were there, bikes were stolen from the park and another camper had their truck stolen. People can walk or drive into the park after dark. On the plus side, it has a nice pool and dog park. Wifi worked well for our stay (Tengo) and lots of cable channels. Laundry room, rec hall and bathhouse were clean. - 69636
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
Oct 2016 - $39.00
The first impression upon arriving was the RV park was not in a very good area. Once inside the gate the first thing we saw was the "green" pool water. With the name you would think it's close to the River Walk area but in fact it's not even within walking distance. Not a good impression. The park its self is tight. Getting out of our spot will be a little dicey with pulling forwards and backing up to get around the corners. Other than that, the office staff was very friendly and helpful. She walked us around to show us the 2 spots that would give us good satellite exposure. Would we stay here again....I doubt it. - kathiecarlson
May 2016 - $15.00
Under new management and they are working hard with many improvements. On the bus route so you can leave your car or truck. Sites are big and grounds look better every day. The management is committed to making this the best San Antonio has to offer. We will be back!! - Wifey
Apr 2016 - $36.00
This place is under new ownership and they are very eager to please. Bathrooms are very clean. Laundry facilities clean and everything worked. Staff were exceedingly friendly. The host went out of her way to find me a great spot and was very friendly. They are working on the place and were putting a new deck in by the pool when I was there. I didn't swim in the pool but it looked crystal clean. A few permanent residents here but everything is very clean and tidy. The pads themselves need work - some are concrete, some gravel, some just grass/weeds - but they were level and good spacing. Full hookups - no problem there. Not far from the riverwalk area. - US Traveler
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
Sep 2016 - $45.00
We had the pleasure of staying at Blazing Star 4 years ago when we were waiting for our new home to built. We rented a friend's trailer and stayed there the summer of 2012. We had a wonderful time. Just recently, for many reasons, we decided to sell our home and RV full time. We bought a motorhome and stayed at Blazing Star for 5 days. It was even better than it was 4 years ago. My husband is retired military and San Antonio is considered Military City of the USA. We have decided to stay at Blazing Star for 2 months (Jan. and Feb) and be "winter Texans"! Good Sam's Discount. Very good monthly rates in the winter. Great RV PARK!!! - CRHope