Lakehills, Texas

Thousand Trails / Medina Lake

Lakehills, Texas



Lakehills, Texas
Phone: (830) 751-2406

Sites: 387
Recent Rate: $1 7/2015

Latitude: 29.5964743277975
Longitude: -98.960530757904

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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 no
  • 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 ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
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 ?
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • 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 ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • 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 ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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26 Reviews

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ELamb

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $1.00
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So happy the lake is almost full! I love this park. It does need a little bit of yard work and some work on their water facets (lime deposit set up on facet) but overall it's awesome. If you want full hookups be sure to check your map. Waterfront sites do not have sewer but there is a dump station on the way out. The water is great, the pool is clean, the rec room is clean. There is lots of activities for adults and kids alike. We were there 4th of July weekend so it was crowded. They had a weiner roast on Friday, and a BBQ and dance on Saturday night. I plan on getting back there as often as I can! Sites are gravel but didn't have any problems leveling my travel trailer. The grass does need to be mowed but I understand why they haven't gotten to that yet. I am sure they will. Staff is super nice! We camped at Thousand Trails / Medina Lake in a Travel Trailer.

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buffy

Review Count: 77
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $1.00
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This was our last attempt at a Thousand trails park. Just like many of the other TT parks, it is run down, roads torn up and rutted, utilities outdated and sites almost impossible to get into with a bigger unit. (38' or above). The trees are not trimmed at the sites and you cannot maneuver well enough to keep from hitting them with the rig. The park road 37 into the park as well had low hanging branches that were just not avoidable. Our 50 amp service we were lucky enough to get, crashed, so that again was another issue. What is so upsetting about these parks is, they have the bones to be excellent and beautiful parks if management would just fix these issues, take out about every other site and make it more accessible to bigger rigs. Don't trust the photos on the web page, they are very deceiving in our opinion and make the parks look like something they are not. We've tried several TT parks and they are all basically the same run down condition. If you have a big rig, enter at your own risk. We camped at Thousand Trails / Medina Lake in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Go to Bandera, they call it the Cowboy Capital of the country. I"m not sure that's true, but they do have lots of neat shops and restaurants there. Also, the drive to San Antonio is not to far, we did the river walk and the Alamo in one day.

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Kgtraveler

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015
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Our first trip to this Thousand Trails. We were a bit worried about the drive through San Antonio and making sure we found the correct route to the campground. We had heard horror stories about a few of the options to get to this campground. We were coming from the east. We took 46W to 1283 to 37.

Upon arrival, we were greeted warmly. She asked if we had been here before, we told her no. She was very forthcoming with information on the different areas of the campground. As well as gave us some information about the area and Texas as a whole.

We found our spot and set up.

The next day we took a walk around the campground. This place is huge. And at least right now almost empty.

Quite a few deer strolling around.

We did go down to their activity center for breakfast over the weekend, that was a good deal. Good food, good prices.

Bathroom/showers were clean and a decent size. Depending on what section you are in, most sites seem to be pretty spacious.

One thing we really appreciated was that every time we came in or out of the grounds there was someone in the ranger station. Rangers always came out and said hi.

Too bad the lake is non existent in this area. I'm sure the lack of the lake is affecting the amount of usage this park gets. We camped at Thousand Trails / Medina Lake in a Motorhome.

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sfrantz

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $3.00
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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.

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nazpaz

Review Count: 71
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $5.00
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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.

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krisbw

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $3.00
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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.

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MichaelS

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

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $3.00
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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.

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SilverBear

Review Count: 229
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $3.00
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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.

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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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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.

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RV Conus

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $6.00
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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.

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Bay Area Early retirees

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

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $1.00
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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.

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drfife

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $38.00
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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.

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Pale Rider

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $1.00
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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.

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Danes on tour

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $1.00
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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.

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moorewildride

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $1.00
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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.

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