$79.00 per night is for one camper and 2 adults and 2 children and that does not include the price for the water park. Now if you have plenty of money with young children this is the place to be. This is the second time we brought grand children here but it will be the last. I wanted to give it a better rating than last time but when I saw overall condition of the park I could not. High weeds everywhere. Over grown shrubs and trees, extremely poor internet, an ice machine that charges $3.50 for 10 pounds of ice but only weights about 4 pounds. In the office, ice is $3.79 per bag. Staff is very nice but apparently very poor management.
Construction crews adding to water park attractions begin early around 7:30 AM everyday. Many things for young children to do but my grand children liked on a few of the activities. We camped at North Texas Jellystone (formerly Rustic Creek Ranch) in a Fifth Wheel.
Mixed feelings about this park. Great place for families with children because of the activities offered. Yes, the water park is a separate fee but at a reduced price-you can purchase for a day or $14/person for your entire stay. If you go to accompany family and NOT participate, you pay full price. And be prepared to sit in the hot sun unless you want to pay additional $35 for a covered area.
My husband and I met son and family for three nights, who were going to tent camp and reserved a space two spaces over from our site. When they arrived, they were told that the people who had their space decided to stay another night, so instead of honoring our son's reservation, Jellystone moved them to a different site far from where we were staying.
Cons: Our site, 54, was very shaded but not level; had to use about three leveling pads on one side. No grill but there was a fire ring. The cable did not work but we were able to get several channels through antenna (but cable is part of what you pay for, right?). WIFI was very weak. Some of the paved roads have potholes; the grounds looked unkempt, i.e., mowing and weed-eating, trash. There was recent flooding and the "creek" that runs through one area still had debris piled up in some spots although that may have been a "timing" issue. The Air Zone where the bouncy inflatables are located is in the full sun, two for the older kids were not inflated and they needed a good washing. The tables in the Bear's Den could be cleaned more often. And if you stay over a weekend be prepared for a LOT of noise and activity because this park is full of kids having a good time.
Pros: great family and kid-oriented park with LOTS of activities to keep the kids happy. We had fun playing candy bar bingo, watching karaoke, movie's in the evenings, swimming and a visit to the water park. Lots of shaded RV sites. We camped at North Texas Jellystone (formerly Rustic Creek Ranch) in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $18.00
Rate is from the weekly rate of $127.50. Big park with gravel roads and grass/dirt sites. Our first site, #53, was not level or big rig friendly so we asked to move. They then gave us #51 which worked fine. Nice pools and club house, rest rooms were nice. It was a busy park with lots of kids. Lots to do in the area so we would stay there again. We camped at North Texas Jellystone (formerly Rustic Creek Ranch) in a Motorhome.
The campground and water park were really nice. The showers in the clubhouse near our site were excellent and well kept. For some reason in the area we were in (Site 91) there was a sewer smell, not just at our site but in the whole area. We could smell it at the pool and clubhouse. Also, while we had a fire ring we didn't have a BBQ grate or pit. Normally there is a grate that flips over the fire ring that will allow you to cook on it but this was just a small ring. We will stay here again. We camped at North Texas Jellystone (formerly Rustic Creek Ranch) in a Travel Trailer.
We didn't use a lot of the park amenities as we were with a family reunion. However, the staff was very nice and we enjoyed the on-site restaurant. We were right up front by the cabins, but we never heard highway noise. We camped at North Texas Jellystone (formerly Rustic Creek Ranch) in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at this park for 3 nights in a travel trailer and one rented cabin. We had 5 grandchildren with us and had a great time. Overall, this park provided everything listed on the web site with a few exceptions. The staff was great and the facilities were clean and updated. There is some construction going on with the water park and it is located right on IH-35. We knew all of this ahead of time and neither of these items were an issue. We have a 35' towed RV and the roads are a little narrow in the park. If people park their vehicles partially in the road, it is difficult to maneuver safely. I had to back out of our pull through space to exit the park due to this but that was the only issue we had with our 3 night stay. We will come back to this park and I recommend it as a great location for kids to have a great time which lets us have a good time. We camped at North Texas Jellystone (formerly Rustic Creek Ranch) in a Travel Trailer.
Rip Off. Cost of stay provides limited access to things. Must purchase a band for $25.00 to $39.00 to gain access to water park and other activities. Park landscaping is poor with several dead shrubs. Our spot had not been mowed or edged in sometime. First put me in a spot next to highway and construction, wedged between two cabins, and was more mud than gravel. Highway noise all night. This is Interstate 35 south of Dallas, one of the busiest in the state. I quickly moved with office help. But had to convince them the spot was empty only after they had called the person that had rented prior. They thought he was still there. Great for kids or grand kids. Many things to do if you have the money to spend. Many people complained about poor cabins and RV locations. We camped at North Texas Jellystone (formerly Rustic Creek Ranch) in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $35.00
This is a playground amusement park with lots of construction going on, noise from freeway & construction, even on Sunday. Lots of cabins scattered with motor home sites in-between. Many FEMA trailers in back area, guess hoping to rent out? Rally hall and baths were spotless, but who knows when summer is here and lots of kids around. Pool by office very small. Water pipes froze one night and understand cable did not work at several sites. We were here with a rally group so rate was $35 per night. They rent golf carts, so they zip around the area day and night. We were only here for a FMCA rally, so otherwise forget it. The area looks like a camper, towables, 5 Th wheel camp ground. We camped at North Texas Jellystone (formerly Rustic Creek Ranch) in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $42.00
This is basically an amusement park/kid’s summer camp with RV sites. There are two small pools, a water park, fire engine rides, arcade, and a long list of kid friendly amenities and scheduled activities. They can even buy snow cones or other junk food in the store or café. Most of the entertainment amenities come with additional charges but those add to the nice quality of this amusement park type campground. There are three sections to the park. One is a tent only area around the lake. In the two RV sections, paved roads lead to gravel sites that are generally level and with enough space to fit most sized rigs. In the older section space between sites isn’t impressive, but you won’t swap awnings with your neighbor. OTA TV channels were plentiful and satellite reception is fairly easy. The staff is attentive and helpful. All of that rates a 10. The following negatives of my four day stay make it much less on the rating scale. The cable list was 20 channels but only about half were viewable. Verizon cell signal was only one or two bars at best and without 3 or 4 G. The entire park is engulfed in road noise from I-35. The Wi-Fi system had a strong signal but, on more than one occasion, was exceptionally slow and it dropped me out many times. I played musical campsites for three days due to either being assigned to the wrong site, low voltage on another, or being next to the awful smell of their on--site sewer containment facility. I was finally offered an upgraded site that was acceptable, but that should have been done at the beginning. This was a busy, full park, holiday week-end. I will give the staff lots of credit for working hard to eventually get me into a decent site and then provide some compensation for my troubles. As a matter of fact, the overall customer service is very good. But, those efforts did not overcome the barriers to good utilities, road noise, sewer smell, and my having to play musical campsites in very hot conditions. My purpose for being here was actually for the grand kids amusement. They enjoyed the facilities. The bill payer did not. We camped at North Texas Jellystone (formerly Rustic Creek Ranch) in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $40.00
Stayed here with my wife and 3 small kids. (4, 6, 8). Park is great! Lots of activities, a couple pools and access to a nice water park if you choose. All facilities are nice, clean and kept up. Camp store is nicely stocked, prices are as expected in a Jellystone Park. Propane available at park. Sites are not paved, and some are not level. More trees and shade in older side opposite of water park side. Water park side sites have newer trees, but some shade. Sites are nice. Some reviewers are just too picky in their reviews. Park is busy, as expected of a Jellystone park. Golf cart rental is available and I would suggest renting, it made getting around the large park easier and the kids liked riding around. We camped at North Texas Jellystone (formerly Rustic Creek Ranch) in a Motorhome.
We've been staying at this park twice a year for the past 7 years. It's not what it once was. Now the business is all about family holidays. Don't bother coming if you are looking for a nice quiet place to camp. Highway noise is constant. Sites are over grown with weeds in many places. Permanent area is embarrassing with the 'junk' around RVs. Cable TV is a joke. Poor reception and few channels. Many channels are over the air channels and others simply don't have reception. Maybe 5-6 working 'cable' channels. Wi-Fi is all but nonexistent. You may be able to log on but good luck getting any bandwidth. Staff are fine. Security sits in the 'box' and doesn't get off their seat to check anyone driving in. Public can walk in from the water park without any trouble. The park is handy to DFW and that is about it's only saving grace. Great for family fun but not for us old folks needing a quiet safe campground. This will be our last visit. We camped at North Texas Jellystone (formerly Rustic Creek Ranch) in a Motorhome.
We are here for a family gathering and the park has all the facilities for our use--water park, swimming pools, play grounds, indoor activities for the kids, and lots of shade. The staff is attentive and very busy. It is a large park with lots of spaces and cabins. We were here during the week so I don't know about weekends and how busy it maybe. We were able to get the television that we needed--not that much because we were busy doing other things. Yes we would return. We camped at North Texas Jellystone (formerly Rustic Creek Ranch) in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $35.00
Great spot for familes!! Jellystone is filled with activities for kids through the whole day. They have crafts, fire truck rides, water park, pedal cars, fishing, etc. We have been going there for about two years now and have never had a bad experience.There are some spots that do lack shade, so you have to be prepared to have your awning out.They also have limited spots with fire pits and grill tops, so bring your own grills.The restrooms are cleaned a few times a day, and staff is always very helpful. We camped at North Texas Jellystone (formerly Rustic Creek Ranch) in a Tent Trailer.
Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $45.00
This CG is now known as the North Texas Jellystone. We stayed here in the V-Pod sites, they are very nice and easy to access with our 40' DP pulling a full size crew-cab pickup in tow. Sites are level, concrete, interior roads paved. Overall very nice campground. We did not have a good stay. Four days with an underpowered site due to electrical issues, which they wouldn't fix. We didn't feel like moving since we had a great site (#215) on an end, at the back of the park. Luckily we didn't need the A/C since it was the dead of winter, any warmer and this would have been a major problem. After arguing with maintenance man who didn't know what he was doing, I gave up. We choose this site specifically to be as far from the highway as possible, had very little highway noise. Was offered nothing by management after leaving and disproving it was a problem with our coach. We camped at North Texas Jellystone (formerly Rustic Creek Ranch) in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $48.00
Huge park with tons of things for kids to do. Sites are gravel with some grass in between sites. Information from the brochure that they gave us upon arrival says, under amenities, they have high speed wireless internet. Well the wireless part is correct but it is far from high speed, more like slow or no speed. I would not stay here again We camped at North Texas Jellystone (formerly Rustic Creek Ranch) in a Fifth Wheel.