33 Parks near Fentress, Texas
Aug 2016 - $60.00
This park has the potential to be great. The problem is with their insistence to cram people, RVs, and vehicles on every inch of space they have and the never ending revolving door day use that the park allows. They allow way too many people and cars into the park on the weekends, I know this is a huge cash cow for them, but it is beyond too-crowded. People and cars everywhere. And they are obviously not re-investing the abundance of day fees on fixing up and taking care of the park. The roads in and about the property are in horrible shape. The bath houses are deplorable...of course they are used by a thousand day people on busy days. The RV pedestals are a joke, the picnic tables are dilapidated, and the sites are so close to each other in some cases it is difficult to get full size RVs in and out, or awnings deployed. It rained several days during our trip, so we had to deal with mud puddles, muddy ruts and huge pot holes filled with water that did not drain, the entire time we were there, and there was a definite stench about the entire RV area. The tent-only camping area apparently has no limits either. At the area below my RV site, what appeared to be 3 tent sites, I counted 45 people, 2 dogs that barked constantly, and 9 vehicles.
This park is also nit-picky with their pricing. They charge for everything, extra kids, extra cars, showers, $14 per day per person to get shuttled one mile to the bridge, etc.
All that being said, the facility is filled with beautiful scenery and incredible access to the San Marcos River. The staff is very helpful, and friendly, and the full hookup sites in the premium area have level concrete RV pads. There is a nice pool that the kids enjoy, and they have a small store with some essentials and ice.
Although we still enjoy coming to this park and the river environment, the perfect time to use this facility would be Sunday night through Thursday night, and be on your way Friday AM before the weekend madness. - Tcamper
Mar 2016 - $39.00
This was our second spring break here and it was a great time. There were many families here this year and the park was full. We find the park has many amenities to offer to a family from the two playgrounds, pool, tetherball, basketball court, sand volleyball, putt putt course (9 holes), hall and pavilion. That doesn't include the river! The best value, in my opinion are sites 14-28, these are the back in sites. They have concrete pads that are level and are quite spacious plus there are many huge pecan trees that provide a lot of shade. The pull through sites are tight and not all are paved. The roads in the park are in rough condition too due to previous flooding. The park is clean and the workampers did a great job of running the park. The hall wasn't used and didn't appear to be opened/available. There was no trash service, you have to take your trash to the dumpster just outside the park entrance. The wifi was spotty at our spot, 95. It would come and go on the smartphones but it worked great on the macbook (not sure why...). Overall this is a great park filled with a ton of fun amenities. We would definitely stay here again. Rate reflects Good Sam discount. - DVCard85
Sep 2014 - $35.00
A hidden gem on the San Marcos River. Centrally located for access to shopping in San Marcos or BBQ in Lockhart. Tall pecan trees provide plenty of shade. Swim beach separate from fishing area. Playground, pavilion, concrete or gravel pads, swimming pool, etc. Big rig friendly. Large fenced pet run with green grass. Quiet and relaxing location in the country. We pulled in for an overnight stay and didn't want to leave. - Ginger Brown
Feb 2013 - $10.00
We stayed there a few months while we were on a job. Rate is based on monthly. This a small park that is great for workers or anyone that doesn't need all the extras that the resorts offer. It is a clean park and the owners are on site. We would stay again. - BJ&ME
Apr 2016 - $30.00
This place is on a golf course, and I see why it is desirable to live on a gold course. All of the grass is mowed to be pretty and pleasant. No fire ants.
Only 20 sites at the state park. 10 are very nice with asphalt driveways, 50 amp, sewer, but also - each site had a SMOKER and a fire ring and a paved picnic area with shelter.
We had already gone shopping, but went back to walmart to get some stuff to grill!
They had no security lights, which meant that at night you could see every. single. star. Beautiful.
The downside is -
Campsites are a long walk to the playground and guard shack.
Spotty cell service. We were able to get messages on and off. Mostly nothing.
A little wifi at the main office. - mmette00
Dec 2015 - $21.00
It's a beautiful, well-maintained state park with a swimming pool, public 9-hole golf course, and small campground. There are 10-sites with full hookup and 10-sites with water and electric. It was very quiet there and we saw many deer and wild turkeys wandering across the fairway in front of our camp site. The nightly rate of $21 does not include a $3/day per person state park entry fee. Still a great price at $27/day for a FHU site. - CNRUSA
Sep 2015 - $23.00
I generally always like Texas State Parks for camping, and this small park is in Lockhart where there is great BBQ. Other than a little 9 hole golf course (which I would have played had we been there longer) there is not much to do at the park. There are short trails so no good hiking. But the park is small and quiet, and I saw fishing and playground opportunities for young families. - User3772
Jan 2015 - $10.00
They do not allow children, which for the majority of people means they don't want you. They are almost always full, because of their cheap monthly price (which is why I listed 10 a night). They have no bathrooms, no showers, no laundry, and very short inconvenient office hours. They have no website, which is weird in 2015, so good luck getting their number. - Swift_Strongarm
Aug 2011 - $10.00
When we came to this part of Texas for a job. This was a very reasonable place. Good place for workers that have self contained RV's since they don't have restrooms or showers. Very nice people and next door to the Three Dudes Winery. Less than 2 miles outside of town. The rate I gave was monthly and we would stay again. - BJ&ME
Mar 2016 - $45.00
Very nice. close to San Marcos River. Gravel roads and sites. - Bobby T
Mar 2016 - $55.00
This is a big park. Sites are oddly arranged. We had a pull through site right next to the office with good parking for toad, but the site next to us felt like it was on top of us. Facilities appeared to be decent, but we didn't use any of them. It was extremely overpriced for the condition the park is in. Nothing fancy about it. Unfortunately, it was our only option while we were in town for the week working.
When I went to check in the lady wouldn't accept my Good Sam card, saying it was the roadside assistance card and not the membership card. I hadn't run into this issue yet, and as she was right, I didn't balk, but just thought, "Don't you have to have a membership to have the roadside assistance?" Whatever, it just came off as greedy.
The river access was beautiful, but I wouldn't stay here again, primarily because of the price, unless it was the only option. - lpsmith
Dec 2015 - $15.00
Our rate was based on staying there a month. I know that they have been hit twice within a 7 month period from MAJOR flooding. But within that month that we were there, I saw no repairs happening. They even had to change my electric meter out as it was not working because it was packed with mud. The site we stayed at was like a mud bog after it rained and the through road would be under water. It would take about a week of dry weather to start getting better. There is a lot of silt as their top soil.
They advertise standard sites as low as $400 a month, but that is for people staying there for months. The washers and dryers were not replaced after the floods and you can tell as they sound horrible. Wifi is hit or miss. The hot tub was fixed after we were there for 2 1/2 weeks.
The staff was friendly.
I would not stay there again unless they made repairs and upgrades. So sad as I read that they were voted within the top ten RV parks in the US in 2014. - rynosback
May 2016 - $18.00
We stayed here 4 nights, and really enjoyed our stay. The lady in the office (Kate?.....super nice lady with British accent) was friendly and efficient.....we arrived when she had gone to lunch and left our paperwork on the door for us. :-). Our site was long and level, and we had a clear shot of the sky for satellite. Utilities worked as they should. There is a nice pool and access to the river should you want to canoe, kayak or tube. Luling is a cute little town....make sure to go to the Oil Patch museum and the Mill. We went to Black's BBQ in nearby Lockhart for the BEST brisket we have ever tasted. We would definitely return if in the area......highly recommend. - henny38
Apr 2016 - $18.00
This was an overnight stop just off I10. The pull through site was in the open so the rooftop dish and OTA antenna worked well. Verizon voice and hotspot also worked well. The utilities also worked well. When making the reservation the lady in the office called us back promptly when we didn't even give our number, she was excellent and was ready for us when we arrived. We have stayed here before and this has been a consistent great overnight or couple day park. - big greg
Mar 2016 - $18.00
This is a very pleasant rural campground which is an easy distance from Interstate 10 -- close enough to be an easy drive, but far enough away to eliminate highway noise. The drive-through sites are easy to get in and out of. The sites were unpaved and reasonably level. All the hookups worked ok. We stayed at this park several years ago, and would gladly stay here again. The campground is about an hour drive east of San Antonio. - hoppytoad
Sep 2012 - $38.00
Clean park but watch out for the extra charges, I did not know there was a deposit expected until I was already unpacked, and I did not know there was a 3% charge passed onto me for using a debit card; he prefers cash. The Wi-Fi only worked sometimes when I was there, but never fear, there is a McDonald's nearby. You could not walk 2 feet without getting stickers on your shoes, pants, or if you had flip flops that was dangerous walking across the grass. I didn't like the "find out as you go" rules, I never saw that rule about the 3% fee to use a debit card until I used one. I think this owner is new at the park thing and is not user friendly. So read all the rules before you check out, Oh and I never saw any creek water etc. while I was camped there. - tizwhizkid
Aug 2016 - $30.00
This is a most interestingly-run park. It's self-service. There is nobody in the office (at least at any time during our 5-day stay) and a phone call gets an answering machine, although once a lady did answer. There is a box outside the office for you to take a form, fill it out, and put it with a check (no credit cards) in an envelope, then deposit it in a slit in the box. So if you don't have any questions or need help or recommendations for local restaurants, shops, hospitals, repair shops, etc. I guess that's fine.
There are also signs throughout the park and club house indicating there is a problem with theft and to lock up your belongings. While we were here, one man said his water regulator was stolen overnight. And signs in the restrooms say do not make a mess because there is nobody to clean the restrooms. Just a different kind of place.
The park itself is nice, several shade trees and wide sites. It's right on an Interstate hwy., but noise was not a problem inside the rig with our A/C running. Convenient location between San Marcos (Outlet Malls) and New Braunfels (Camping World). 50 amp electric service is sometimes questionable. - retired rover
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Only accepts cash or a check, no discounts. We made reservation by phone a few days before and was directed to one of 3 possible open sites. We did show up in the evening, filled out an envelope w/ our details and site number, placed a check inside and dropped in a night drop box. We never saw anyone at the office, but during our stay, we did not need anything else. Nice older park with lots of shad trees and some shrubs for privacy. Interior roads are paved, most sites have a concrete pad under RV (w/ gravel ramps leading to and from pads) with a concrete patio and picnic table. Power and water were great. Even thought its between railroad tracks and the interstate - the noise was not a problem. We will be back and stay again when in the area. Thanks and safe travels!!! - KenTravels
Jun 2016 - $40.00
clean park but they need some serious tree trimming. I saw trees rubbing on RV's. slides and awnings seemed impossible to use in many cases .They advertise free WiFi but it didn't work. I was only here one night and they want cash and won't take plastic. Frankly, I thought $40 was too much for this place. While it's right off the freeway, we parked in the rear and road noise was not a factor. No trains coming thru when we were here. I may stay here again because it is a pretty good location. sites seemed level. they were gravel and the roads were paved. - LEB2
Jun 2015 - $40.00
I enjoyed the golf course and the area very much. there were alot of things to do in the nearby towns.
The office staff was very nice. It has Pull through sites and 50 amp service. There was supposed to be WIFI but we couldn't figure it out. There was a swimming pool which was nice in the heat.
The spots were gravel with Lots of big trees giving you a lot of shade. The roads were paved around the campgrounds but there are a ton of pot holes so you have to be very careful. - houseofclarkes
Jun 2015 - $14.00
I paid monthly and stayed for three months. The location and monthly price was a good value (which is why I listed 14 a night). The people who ran the park were very nice and courteous. The pool was out of order, and the wifi barely reached more than 10 feet from the main office. The park looked very trashy, because they did not require people to maintain their lots. I never used the bathrooms, but I am willing to bet they probably weren't that good judging from the appearance of the rest of the park. On the plus side they don't care about trailer age, trailer appearance, families, retirees, etc. All are welcome. If you aren't too superficial this park isn't half bad. - Swift_Strongarm
Jan 2013 - $20.00
Stayed here one night. Check-in went fine once the reservation was found and clerk figured out we were not staying for a month. Our drive through spot was easy to find/get into. The CG has MANY full time in a myriad of rigs and their outdoor decorations, stuff or just plain junk greatly distracts from this CG. The roads are narrow, rough and curvy which made negotiating our 40' rig with towed, very difficult. Rate reflects the Passport America discount; this is not a $40 a night CG. I would not stay here again. - Monaco Bob