6.8 Good
     
Benbrook, Texas

Holiday COE

Benbrook, Texas



Benbrook, Texas
Phone: (817) 292-2400

Sites: 104
Recent Rate: $14 7/2016

Latitude: 32.617363980639
Longitude: -97.497160434723

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

34 Reviews

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice COE park. We were in #58 which is labeled as a 100+ foot pull-through. Due to the shape and the trees (both low hanging branches and the tree trunks themselves), it was actually a pull in and back out spot for our 40' 5th Wheel. The site was not level at all and the water post was on the opposite side of the trailer as the electrical post. The grass was about 8 inches long, which is far too long for a campground full of kids running around (snakes). However, this was only the case in the southern loop of the campground. The other parts seemed much nicer. Skip the south dump station altogether (it's on a hill) and drive five minutes to the north station, which is far more accessible and flat. The staff was incredibly friendly and very helpful. We would definitely return...just not to site 58. We camped at Holiday COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Use the north dump station.

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Review Count: 94
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Upon arrival, very friendly and helpful gate attendants said site 78 (our reservations) was unlevel and he would recommend we change to 73 which was level. This is a beautiful, quiet, relaxing park with spacious water and electric sites that needs updating. It is big rig friendly but most sites are unlevel and not as described on map. 90 over the air antenna TV channels, good satellite and phone reception. There is no gate code so after 10pm you must walk to site. Will definitely return. We camped at Holiday COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
73
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

20 miles to downtown Fort Worth, 15 minutes to Benbrook for all shopping including In and Out Burger. Lake attracted many, many different water birds.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. Very little shade. The sites are uneven and would be hard for larger campers. Our water didn't work at our site. The maintenance guys tried to fix it unsuccessfully. They said it had been out for 2 days but the main gate didn't tell us that or move us when we checked in, despite the fact that plenty of sites were open. That could have been handled better. But the park is pretty and quiet. The sites are large. And there is hiking in the park. We camped at Holiday COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
76
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 149
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Our rate was with the Federal Senior Agency Pass. The park was not full at all and it would seem a good idea to come in and pick your site rather than reserve one as the map on-line does not properly represent the distance between sites, from sites to the lake and from sites to the restrooms, and many sites are not at all level. The restrooms here are sorely in need of upgrade as they are too old and one ladies room actually without a door, which results in major bug issues. The sites and interior roads are paved but also need refinishing. The water & electric hookups were good. There is plenty of shade and a nice amount of space between sites. Each site has a covered picnic table on a concrete slab. Gate personnel were very friendly and helpful. We camped at Holiday COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is what I would want to know if I were staying at this COE campground. If you use Google Maps to find the campground it will lead you down a dead end road. I would estimate that a very small percentage of sites in this park are level. One of the major problems on the COE reservation website is that you can't tell what kind of site you are committing to. I would recommend that you call before coming to make sure you will fit. Site 56 is much smaller than stated on their website and us up hill. You will not be able to level a class A motorhome. We checked in for a 14 day stay that included Memorial Day weekend. When we pulled up the attendant notified us that he didn’t think we would fit in site 56. I called the 1-800 at www.recreation.gov and ask if they could find us another site after the Memorial Day weekend that we could move to. Once inside the park the 1-800 can't help you. I ask if the park attendants could find us another site after the Memorial Day weekend. Other things to know are that most Texas lakes are very low, beaches aren’t the same, boating isn’t the same, etc. This campground is also very near to a military base. This means jets and helicopters as late as 11PM at your quiet campfire. We would not use the showers or the bathroom. One of the urinals would overflow and dump all over the floor. One of the showers drains was completely plugged and overflowing. Had not been cleaned or maintained for some time. We camped at Holiday COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here in a 40' motorhome on site 072. Nice 100' pull thru with a nice lake view. The sites where we were had excellent spacing between them, but, again, check your particular site before reserving. Our Millenicom WIFI had 4G and Verizon 4 bars. The electric and water pressure were good. The one drawback I see with this particular park is that they are now using Volunteers instead of Contracted personnel on the front gate and because of this, you can no longer drive up without a reservation and get a campsite thru the front gate personnel; you have to call Recreation.gov and make your own reservations; this also goes for making any changes to an existing reservation; these Volunteers cannot get into the Corp of Engineers reservation computer system. We would definitely stay here again We camped at Holiday COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

First of all don't go to Benbrook Lake expecting "pretty"; there are some sites with nice views of what there is. On the positive side, the rate is great for those of us with a federal park pass, there is some pretty good fishing, great TV reception and the sites are nicely spaced. Site 72 and 73 which we and our friends had are in an area all to themselves which we liked. On the less-than-positive side, the buildings with restrooms only are pit toilets and the restrooms with showers have open areas at the top and no heat which rendered them unusable with the nightly temps in the 30's, there is no cable or Wi-Fi if that is important to you, it is impossible to discern site numbers from the main road, and the biggest disappointment is no sites have sewer hoop-up which is a real convenience if you are staying multiple days. We will probably stay there again due to the great rate despite the negatives. We camped at Holiday COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

The lake level was down several feet, otherwise this park could be very scenic, and the sites were not crowded together. One reviewer commented about the employee who had no information about the hiking trails. I must have talked to the same guy. In fact, later in the week I asked him for information on local Laundromats and he got extremely rude. The rest of the staff was very friendly and helpful. The shower room had a sink that only dribbled water, but the shower was clean and hot with good pressure. I did not have a Senior Pass so the rate was $392 for two weeks which is a bit high from me. There are other parks in the area that cost less and have WiFi, sewer, cable, laundry and mail receiving. We camped at Holiday COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is with the Federal Senior Pass. We loved our site #73. It's on a loop with only one other site. It was a large pull through and right on the lake. I would give this park a higher rating if it had sewer. One note: We tried the showers but even with the water running for a few minutes it remained cold. Maybe because it was early in the season and not used enough? Not the best shower rooms we've been in at a COE by a long shot. Be aware gates are locked at 11 and open 6 am. We camped at Holiday COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed two nights while having medical procedures in Fort Worth. This park is clean, quiet, and well-kept. The staff at the check-in station are among the nicest people I've encountered at an RV park. We picked a pull-through site with 50-amp electric; the utilities (electric & water) worked as designed. There is no cable TV available, but we were able to get good OTA reception of all DFW local stations without even cranking the antenna up. Many of the sites are unlevel front-rear, but our levelers compensated for that with a couple of wood blocks under the levelers on one side. The dump station is on a slight up-slope; our black tank wouldn't drain completely, so I flushed it twice to compensate. Other than these slight inconveniences, this would be a resort-quality park. With the lake, large sites, and a lot of shade, it just doesn't get any better than this. We will definitely return when stopping in the Fort Worth area. The rate I posted reflects the 50% discount for the America The Beautiful Senior Pass. We camped at Holiday COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We love this campground. Sites were paved and level. Nice amount of tree shaded sites available. Electric and water worked great. Picnic tables were under covering. Bathroom toilets were clean but floors were a wreck. Great roads to ride bikes/jog/walk. We couldn't find the nature trail near the entrance and the employee didn't know of it even though it was on map. Dump area allowed for two-at-a-time dumping which was handy. Toad fit fine behind motor home on dump exit hairpin turn. Check in was only 20 seconds as we did the online pre-registration so no need to get out of drivers seat. Employees were friendly and fast. We will go there again. We camped at Holiday COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This Corps park does need upgrading as do the roads as others have noted, and water levels are down dramatically, but site #75 down by the Lake is delightful and peaceful and relaxed. The electricity is excellent as it usually is in Corps parks, and so is the water pressure. Gate personnel are very helpful, and would have let us switch sites of we wished, and were very cooperative and friendly as well. We will stay again here if given the opportunity. We camped at Holiday COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

The campsites in this park are large and well spaced. The area has been mowed and seemed well tended. Thanks to previous reviews, we decided to check the restrooms before we took a site. They were so bad that we decided not to stay. There is no heat and the outside walls don't go all the way to the ceiling so they are open to the outside at the top. In January that is a big issue. They are also in desperate need of remodeling. Even a new coat of paint would be a big help. We camped at Holiday COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our 3rd time here. I really like this park, but now that we have seen many others around the country, my opinion is slightly different than previous stays. The park is great. Pricing is a little high compared to others at the same price point. If we didn't have a National Parks card we probably wouldn't stay here for full price. Pricing above reflects 50% discount. Their shower/bathrooms are their downfall, very dirty and poorly kept up. Shower curtains are ripped off most of the hooks, I don't think anyone takes a cleaner to the facilities other than to pressure wash the walls and floor. It doesn't cut the grime in the bowls or sink. there is no privacy between the showers and stalls. A quick shower curtain in the doorway would take care of that. We even put one in last year when we stayed but they are now gone. There are rips in the plastic protection to the outside so during cold times its freezing in the shower. Many campgrounds for the same price have at least heated/cooled facilities and a cleaner taken to the bowl/sink on occasion. They could do better. We camped at Holiday COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 154
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Have stayed at this park several times over the past few years and have always enjoyed it. However, it needs some loving care. Bad need of mowing and pickup. Great workkampers and level sites. We camped at Holiday COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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