Columbus, Texas

Colorado River Thousand Trails

Columbus, Texas



Columbus, Texas
Phone: (979) 732-8229

Sites: 138
Recent Rate: $3 4/2015

Latitude: 29.7780485523521
Longitude: -96.6508054733276

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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 yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • 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 yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $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 yes
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • 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 yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • 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 yes
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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28 Reviews

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smitty12

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $3.00
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Our first stay at a Thousand Trail campground and we couldn't be more pleased. I love the fact that they let you pick your site on what's available at the time and we found a great site looking over the Colorado River. It was 50 amp service so that's why we had to pay the extra $3.00 nite. We were told we wouldn't get TV reception off our antenna at this site but that wasn't the case. The TV worked great. AT&T wasn't good here but our Verizon MiFi was. We had strong 4G cell reception. The grounds are large and look to be well maintained. The roads inside the park could use some work. Would definitely come back again. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We camped at Colorado River Thousand Trails in a Travel Trailer.

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Kgtraveler

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $3.00
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Heading west through Texas and decided to take a week long breather here.

Check in was smooth and easy, very friendly ranger. Found our spot and set up.

Guess it's off season here, plenty of spots to choose from. We chose one that was near some friends who had rerouted to meet up with us.

Quite a large campground with a decent amount of space between campers. Many full hook up options, $3 upcharge for 50 amp. Bathrooms are clean, as is the laundry room and the activity center.

They have a small pool, and a large mini golf, basketball court and a unfenced pickleball court. There are also 2 ponds on the property.

There are still a few activities offered.

Large grassy fields. Some a bit overgrown, but found out that was intentional. The local deer and having their little one and the fawns hide out in the grass. We were also lucky enough to see a bobcat while here.

We attempted to take their 2 mile hike around the park, but could not find the trails as it has overgrown.

Propane is also available here.

We camped here in a 40' class A. We camped at Colorado River Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

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jonrjen

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

Have stayed here a few times in the past, it's become kind of one of our go to places to get a way for a few days. This was the first time we had a site on the Colorado Rivers edge, and the term edge is just that. It was a 15' drop straight down to the water behind our RV. Maybe not what a family with small children would wish for, but for us it was nice. No worries of snakes coming out of the water to the RV, but enjoyed the sound of the river flowing down stream behind us.

The park was almost full of full hook up sites, but all utilities were clean and steady as one would expect. Park Staff friendly, attentive all around excellent. Well be back again without a doubt, and soon I hope.

The Putt Putt Golf Course has very recently been re-carpeted. Roads could still use a little work, but then so could most city streets. $3 rate based on TT membership of free with an up charge for 50amp service. We camped at Colorado River Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

There is a number of nearby day trips to take in the area. Numerous Winery tours, a mead tour, State preserves, Shiner TX and the brewery, the quaint towns of La Grange, and Columbus squares. Plenty of great food selections around the area.

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mdmnkcm

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $1.00
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Overall rating is because lots of fire ants and goat head burrs. Fast and friendly check in. Staff was wonderful and answered all our questions. During the fall there will be more pecans than you can pick up. Grounds have a very large deer population that will wander through your campsite. Restrooms were very clean. We camped at Colorado River Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

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justkreuzin

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $24.00
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Rate is a Passport America Rate. Phoned ahead and made reservation. Charged $21. Upon arrival, told 50amp service would be another $3. Certainly not the $3 bucks, but it would have been nice to have been told this at the time of reservation. We spent only one night here. Placed in the "A" area which was LOADED with Sandspurs and I mean LOADED. There were also an abundance of active fire ant mounds. I assume the nice area is for actual thousand trail/encore members. The basket ball and tennis courts appeared run down. Park staff was friendly but we would never stay here again mainly due to the sandspurs and ants. We camped at Colorado River Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

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nazpaz

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $5.00
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This campground is just outside Columbus, TX a few minutes drive north of I-10. If you are looking for a quiet, pastoral campground this is it. Really, it’s hard to believe that the hustle and bustle of the interstate is only 10 minutes away. The grounds are fairly wide open with a several oak and pecan trees that provide some nice shade. We liked the fact that the property was all mowed and not overgrown. There are two RV areas. Section A is closest to the entrance and near the small pool and hot tub. The pool isn’t heated but the hot tub is inside a small building. Sections C and D are closer to the river and also have a nice playground. You can see the river only from a few sites and river access is via a small, and little used, boat ramp at the corner of the campground. The campground offers a wide variety of RV site options ranging from water/electric only to full hookup/50 amp sites. You’ll want to pay attention to the campground map as you select your site because the site across the road or even right next to the one you are looking like may offer different amenities: 50 or 30 amp, no sewer hookup, etc. I think the only two pull through sites are water/electric only. The roads in the campground are in poor repair and for some reason this year the area is suffering a bumper crop of grass stickers. There’s no telling how many of them we picked out of our camper’s carpet! We enjoyed hearing the coyotes and watching armadillos and many deer. The campground has a “no feeding” policy so while the deer aren’t especially afraid of people they do want to keep their distance. We also took advantage of the many pecan trees, picking up pecans for future use. We camped at Colorado River Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

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GerMarV

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $3.00
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Big thing to watch for in sites in A section is goat's head stickers. Like many TTN Parks the roads are not being kept up. Road leading to gatehouse was pretty dusty. AT&T cell works with LTE signal. Staff friendly and helpful. Many deer roaming the area at this time of year. We camped at Colorado River Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

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jonrjen

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $3.00
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Price shown is for TT Member with 50 amp service. The park hasn't changed much over the last year. It has nice large site offerings, gravel sites many of which do offer a clear view for DirectTV reception. However not all sites do offer a clear view of the sky so if you need it check closely. Good electrical service, good water pressure. Plenty of green grass and small deer feeding on it around the TT Preserve. Did not use the shower/bath facilities so I can't comment on those. Park Rangers were very helpful when needed. Park does show to have internet, but it is only available in the club house and is slow as a snails pace, or slower. Park is located a few miles out of town, but close enough to be there in a few minutes drive time. Roads are rough in places due to recent heavy rains, but are very drivable without problems. We enjoyed 6 very peaceful quiet nights. We camped at Colorado River Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

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Wanderin

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $1.00
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We loved this park. It's everything we always hope our next campground will be like. The sites are huge, level, and everything just about perfect. The only negative is that there wasn't more water in the river. However, that certainly is nothing they can control. Love this place!! We camped at Colorado River Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

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ToBNamedL8r

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $1.00
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Sites are spacious in loops C and D but a little less so in loop A. Roads are rough but passable. The water is safe but has an odor. The fishing on the river is phenomenal if you have a boat or kayak, but still good from the bank. The park is quiet and peaceful with a large herd of 10-30 deer that wander through. The mini golf course is worn and needs attention. We love this park for the setting and fishing. It is more like a wide open state park in the size of the sites than a private campground. The staff are friendly and helpful. The park is kid and pet friendly with a small playground but lots of running room. We will definitely be back when we are in the area. We stayed as a part of the Thousand Trails program so the cost was actually $0 We camped at Colorado River Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

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jarbra15

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $37.00
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The park is absolutely beautiful. There are deer wandering around everywhere. The Colorado river runs along the lower campground. There are lots of beautiful sites but I'm not sure who qualifies to use them. The lower campground was closed due to potential flooding. We were put in the A loop which we hated, as most of the sites were crammed together and had no privacy. I would go back again if I could stay in the lower campground. We camped at Colorado River Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

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SilverBear

Review Count: 220
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $3.00
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TTN rate for 50 AMP. Staff here was incredible. D section sets on the crumbling river bank well above the Colorado River. Views are awesome, but you put yourself at risk to try to climb down the bank to the river. We set up in A section with great sites, set well apart, and definitely not cramped together. Restrooms and showers are clean and functional. Laundry room clean. CG is quiet. Our Wi-Fi cards and cell phones worked well. Deer are visible but they stay away from campers and feeding isn't allowed. Boat ramp down to the river was muddy and very slick. No one had launched there in quite a long time. This is a very nice CG and we would definitely stop here again. We camped at Colorado River Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

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RVInn

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $1.00
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Very nice park, well maintained, big rig friendly. Gracious host with lots of information. Excellent BBQ on Friday nights at Peter's in Ellinger. Heated pool and indoor spa. Would be a 10 but only outdoor showers at the pool/spa and water never heated up. Lots of room between sites. Would return again. We had a 50amp FHU site on the river. Verizon and AT&T 4bars/3/4g Rate reflects member rate. We camped at Colorado River Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

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R&S

Review Count: 112
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $38.00
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Rate reflects Passport America discount and $3 surcharge for 50 amp service. Roads badly in need of repaving. Ranger was helpful & pleasant. Pool was recently redone. Hot tub is inside. Pool/hot tub area are a fair distance from the campground. Bathrooms need updating. We would stay overnight again. We camped at Colorado River Thousand Trails in a Travel Trailer.

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Bay Area Early retirees

Review Count: 53
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $13.00
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Our rate was only $3 because we are Thousand Trails members and paid the extra for 50 amps service. This park has nice large sites like a state or federal park and has deer roaming everywhere! The staff is nice but TT keeps cutting back on staff/hours (according to one of the staff) and it is starting to show. While there are great facilities like pool/hot tub/mini golf, they are looking tired. We camped at Colorado River Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

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