2 Parks near Granger, Texas
Dec 2015 - $11.00
We stayed the month of December. There had been a lot of rain before we got there. The sewer was full, but they had it pumped out the next day. Like most COE camps nice size sites. Not a lot of shade, but a shelter over picnic table. Really liked this it was big enough to use as car port for our motorcycle. Of course no wifi. No trouble with cell reception. Only 4 or 5 campers here through the week and only a couple more on the week end. Only around 25 sites here. You can see the lake from all sites. there is also a horse area with some trails. No play ground for kids. - rogjenmoore
Mar 2015 - $18.00
Each campsite has a nice pavilion over the picnic table and park hosts were nice.
Our site had several piles of dog feces that I had to clean up. There were also cigarette butts all over and a pile of dead bait type fish poured out near my water spigot--25 or more small, smelly, rotting fish.
Our campfire ring was full of ashes that I had to scoop out. Our grill was full of ashes and debris and the lid was non-functioning.
It's a small park with virtually no trees and no privacy from neighboring campers. Each space is very narrow and you are literally right next door to your neighbors. You can hear, see and smell everything they are doing. Everything. On Sunday of Spring Break, the camp ground was full and noisy. Many ill mannered children were running amok.
There is only one bathroom. We were there during Spring Break 2015 and the one bathroom had two toilet stalls and one shower (maybe two, I didn't look). The bathroom only had one functioning toilet (women's side). The other was clogged. There was wet toilet paper and human feces and blood all over the entire restroom! Not just on the floors. Apparently the park hosts don't clean the bathrooms. A scheduled service comes in and does that. I don't know how often.
I reserved 4 days at this park and I have to go home everyday to shower (70 mile round trip) as I'm a tent camper. I also had to drive about 5 miles to the nearest convenience store to use their toilets.
There were several barefooted children playing in the bathroom! Their mother was outside the bathroom sitting on a retaining wall playing her iPod very loudly and yelling at the children to hurry up. - texasreb
Mar 2014 - $22.00
The campground is located in a quiet rural area on the shore of Granger Lake, 40 miles northeast of Austin. The lake is quite popular this comfortable time of year with boaters and fishermen. The online reservation system was informative and easy to use, and the gate attendant was friendly and helpful. The pads are level, paved, and spaced far apart, so there is plenty of room. I visited during a very busy time at the lake - spring break - and the bathrooms showed it. They were too nasty to use. Based on the pristine condition of the rest of the park and campground, I imagine this is not the norm. Clean bathrooms and Wi-Fi would have resulted in a score of "8" or "9". - jdtex
Jul 2015 - $20.00
In a 42ft Class A. Used a back-in site but drove in so windshield had lakefront view--awesome. Sites about 120ft apart. Covered picnic tables. Very private site 15. 50 amp and water. 5 night stay. Level paved sites. Boat ramp in the park. 13 min drive to Taylor super market. Great find. Grill and fire ring at each site. Definitely come back after Texas heat breaks. Voice only for T-mobile, I did telework using AT&T and Verizon hotspots, both strong LTE with signal booster and roof antenna. COE parks have been excellent so far. Too bad flooding closed Somerville Lake and Canyon lake parks. - Navychop
May 2015 - $18.00
Sites are very spacious. There is water and electricity but no full sewer hookups. Lake is good for fishing and there is a designated swim area. You can reserve a site in advance or there are sites on a first come first basis. Gate attendants are always friendly and helpful. This is our go to campground. - K David
Mar 2015 - $24.00
This park is on the shores of Granger Lake and some of the sites have nice views of the water. Some are shaded and some are not. Most sites are very spacious and level and are surrounded by lush green grass. Parking at each site is back-in, but is very large and easy to get into. Each site has a picnic table which is covered by a large and sturdy shade shelter. There is reliable 50/30/20 amp electric service, water, fire ring, and covered grill at each site. Restrooms and showers are a bit dated and were a bit dirty, probably due to several large groups using the park at the time. The campground was quiet the first 2 days, but became noisy when the skiers started blasting their stereo just off shore. No wifi but strong Verizon signal. There is a swimming area and boat ramp. The biggest downer came at the end of our visit, when we went to the dump station. Unbeknownst to us, the drain was full and/or clogged, and we had a big mess when we opened the valve to our black tank! And when we reported this to the gate attendant, she said it had happened a couple of weeks ago also! Park entrance hours are from 6:00am - 10:00pm. - BrentB