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Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $3.00
WARNING FOR DIRECTIONS: This is not the same as Lake Medina RV Park and your GPS may take you to the wrong one. This is Medina Lake RV and Camping Resort at 215 Spettle Road.
Very nice park. The deer, including a buck, wander around all the time. The Activities Center is huge! WiFi is free and adequate (but slow). You might get it from your site if you are in F 33-39. Pool is pretty far from the campsites. Lots of wooded campsites. 50 amp is $3 extra. Very clean. Very nice. We camped at Thousand Trails / Medina Lake in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $5.00
This is a large campground, a bit rough, but with lots of campsites – many of them with full hookups and large enough to accommodate most any rig. The route to the campground includes driving down some residential streets in an area that is a bit run down. Be sure to watch for the big “turn before this sign” sign on Park Road 37. There are three primary sections of this Thousand Trails preserve. One section is near the front gate and the large pool. The sites closest to the pool (Section A) are water/electric only but nearby is full hookup Section R which is popular with those with big rigs. About a mile in from the front gate is Section F which is closer to the big Activity Center and mini-golf. These sites are full hookup. Adjacent to that area and still farther from the front gate are Sections B and C. These are water/electric sites. At one time these were very popular sites due to their proximity to Medina Lake. These days Medina Lake is more valley than lake. Nearer the dam and a distance from the campground there’s a bit of water, but at the campground there’s no water to be seen. Medina Lake has a history of going through dry spells but the current one has lasted over 10 years now. There are deer everywhere and rather tame – hanging out in campsites expecting the humans to feed them. San Antonio is about an hour away and Bandera, which is called the “Cowboy capital of Texas” is nearby. My Verizon data was 3G and Activity WiFi was okay but went down after a storm and wasn't restored before we concluded our stay. We camped at Thousand Trails / Medina Lake in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $3.00
Rate reflects 50 amp daily rate for Thousand Trails members. The pool is great. The pool shower house is the best in the park. The other restroom shower facilities are OK. Cleaner than some of the other TT parks we have been in. The camp sites vary in acceptability. Most are level and many are shady. We stayed in the 50 amp line in the A section (L group). From here we are close to the pool but a mile from the activity center. There is no lake. It's dried up. The activity center is "OK". San Antonio is a hour away. There is a little grocery store not far away. Otherwise its about 15-20 minutes to "stores". We would come back. We camped at Thousand Trails / Medina Lake in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $3.00
We are Thousand Trail members, so we are not charged unless we select a 50 amp site, which costs $3 per day. We have camped at many TT campgrounds and feel strongly that this is one of the best. The bathrooms are clean and functional, which can't be said of some TT parks, particularly in California. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the grounds and sites are large and in good condition. Most sites have full hookups. Negatives--feral cats abound, though that seems to be a common problem with campgrounds in rural areas. And Medina Lake is no more, as both the drought and San Antonio have left it bone dry. But despite the absence of Medina Lake, this Thousand Trails campground is a very nice place to kick back and relax. We camped at Thousand Trails / Medina Lake in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $3.00
Rate TTN 50 AMP. HDTV/Antenna doesn't do much good here. Wi-Fi is marginal but my Clear card pulled a 6-8 bar signal all week. Phones for the most part don't work here. Staff is much reduced but doing a good job. The store is gone but the restaurant is open on weekends. The lake has always been the draw here and now the lake isn't anywhere close to accessible from the CG. There is now a jeep road down the middle of the old lake bed and local ranchers are harvesting crops from the lake bed for the past two years. The CG is practically vacant, some sections totally unoccupied. Deer are not quite as much a problem as 3 years ago but still are all over the place and constantly looking for handouts. Feral cats hang around and some are friendly enough to be handled, all want food and water, but so do the deer. Medina Lake isn't anymore. The only place we saw water was in the far away section miles away toward San Antonio. The CG is quiet and pleasant. CG is close enough to San Antonio for visits to the Alamo and the River Walk (evening and night is best). We enjoyed our stay here, in spite of the unseasonal rains and winds, and we will return when in the area. The Apple Pie store in Bandera is a must stop and The Links at Utopia another. We camped at Thousand Trails / Medina Lake in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $1.00
We stayed here in 2011 and enjoyed it very much so we returned this year. What a disappointment. ELS needs to spend some $$ in this park. Lots of maintenance needs to be done. In fairness, the lake is now dry, so campers are less. Less campers means less hours allocated to the park, but let's be fair. How much does it take to run a riding mower through the park and cut down the weeds? We were there four days and never once saw a ranger other than at the entrance station. Lots of empty spots so reservations shouldn't be necessary. Lots of maintenance needed in the pool area. The bottom lodge was not open during our stay. Sad.. Verizon 4bars/3g AT&T sporatic but 4 bars 3g. We camped at Thousand Trails / Medina Lake in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $6.00
We have enjoyed Medina Lake. It's a nice and friendly TT park, with plenty of deer. Although Medina Lake is dry, the park is enjoyable. A little maintenance would enhance the park. Roads and access to camp sites is easy and they are generally in good shape. 50 amp electric is good and constant. The Wi-Fi in the clubhouse is usually slow, but workable. We would stay here again. We camped at Thousand Trails / Medina Lake in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $1.00
As with most TT parks, the staff is friendly (rating: 10), the grounds/spaces are spacious (rating: 8), but the park is running on a lean budget and the amenities look like they need help (rating: 4).... The pool is huge and the hot tub nice and warm, but the pool fence is leaning badly and there were leaves everywhere on the pool deck and in the pool/hot tub. Many, many of the street lights are out. There is still no water in the lake (not their fault )which is a shame because it looks gorgeous! The deer are a great wake-up, though, and are everywhere! We camped at Thousand Trails / Medina Lake in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $38.00
Fair full service RV Park. We were in a 50A back in site #F135 with excellent shade. Gravel pad, very deep. Good electric service. Very poor water quality and good pressure. Acceptable sewer hook-up. Facilities in fair condition, could use improvements. We will probably not return. We camped at Thousand Trails / Medina Lake in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $1.00
This is a really nice park. Spaces are large and have some landscaping or shrubbery between sites. Lots of little deer around too. The park employees are polite and helpful. The park is well maintained, sites have been mowed, the power is very good on our loop, don't know about the others. Good Verizon 3g, and easy setup for Dish satellite. The activity center is clean and modern, we're going over for breakfast this morning. The park has been quiet at night. We camped at Thousand Trails / Medina Lake in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $1.00
This is still one of our favourite parks. However, some things have changed over the past 4 years we have come here. Today there is no more water in the lake than you could mop-up with a couple of towels. It is therefore no longer relevant when stating that waterfront sites are available. Also, this year most of the deer have either moved elsewhere or have been removed. There are still a small number left but it's a mere fraction of what was here the years before. Nevertheless, we love it here. We camped at Thousand Trails / Medina Lake in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $1.00
Staff and Managers are very friendly and helpful. Beautiful area, although there is no longer water in the lake due to the drought. White-tail deer are everywhere and wait to be fed at your site. Had a great Thanksgiving Dinner potluck and the park provided the turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy and stuffing. Totally enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay here again. We camped at Thousand Trails / Medina Lake in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $3.00
This is a Thousand Trails park and the rate paid reflects the upgrade to a 50 AMP site. We parked right across from the lake and had a beautiful view. The deer were everywhere! Our site was shaded but we were still able to get satellite coverage. The roads are paved and the RV sites are packed gravel. Our site was nice and level. The lake is down so the ramps were not available to boaters. We loved this park and would definitely return for a longer stay. We camped at Thousand Trails / Medina Lake in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $3.00
Deer every where. The TTN Trading Post sells deer corn to feed the resident whitetail population. Access to Medina Lake is limited to one boatramp because the lake level is so low this time of the year. The whitetail are so tame they can be fed from the hand. There are full hookups scattered through the resort, some with 50AMP, and the maps indicate which sites to look for. San Antonio is not far away, and the Alamo Plaza is worth the visit. San Antonio River Walk is pleasant, and you can find good food at a decent price. We camped at Thousand Trails / Medina Lake in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $1.00
Lake Medina Thousand Trails has much going for it. Pluses are: Good roads, level gravel sites with spacious grassy areas. Most sites are woodsy. One area is within view of the lake with about 15-20 sites right on the lake. Water level is erratic, but when it's up, it's a beautiful turquoise. Nice family activity center with small store, cafe, playground, mini-golf, many games, and plenty to do. Has a beautiful pool area. Mostly 30-amp sites, the 50-amp sites have a $3/day surcharge. Some sites are leased or have on-site storage, but there are still many sites to choose from. Very nice, large lakeside tent area. Drawbacks: Deer populate the park unrestricted, and rains bring the smell of deer pooh, although many folks I've met have never noticed it. Management needs to work harder at keeping overhead limbs and underbrush cut back. Laundry and workout room are clean but not conveniently located. Apart from the deer having to dodge the tree limbs, we like Medina and will be back. We camped at Thousand Trails / Medina Lake in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
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