20 Parks near Lockhart, Texas
Jun 2016 - $58.00
Increased price due to motorcycle event. - sbrown
Jun 2016 - $42.00
Site are clear well maintained, but very close together, no cable even though they advertised it. Very good free Wifi. Interior road are tight. Traffic to and from the park terrible. - Nevadadon
Jun 2016 - $23.00
Very nice park on the south side of Austin. Full hookups, but no cable. Wifi is good. There are trees, so you may or may not get satellite, but local stains are available with an antenna. Rate is based on Passport America. When I arrived I found out the third night, a Thursday, was going to be $70 because it was motorcycle weekend. No mention of it when I made the reservation. Be sure to check rates, they have lots of special weekends that are more expensive. Would definitely recommend the park. - Sally Chew
May 2016 - $32.00
First off, the park is clean and beautiful. It's perfectly located near Austin and we enjoyed our stay. There were a few issues that prevented me from giving it a "10".
1) The park rate is $20, but each non-Texas resident who doesn't have a park pass pays an extra $6 per stay. That adds up.
2) The visitor center was closed for repairs.
3) The entrance store was being worked on, so most of that was closed too. We couldn't even buy a fire starter there.
4) Part of the park was flooded out and we were not able to see some things we wanted to see.
5) Our site was not very level at all. Many were, but not ours.
Oh, +1 for the nice programs they have. We liked the full moon hike we did. - The Bees
Mar 2016 - $20.00
We had 30 amp service and water. Like many state parks, we did not have sewer or cable, but for $20 it is still a good value. There are nice hiking trails/ Onion Creek and the falls are pretty and the park is well maintained. The only hidden cost is if you do not have a season pass then there is a $6 per day per person usage charge so if you are just staying a few days then the net cost is a little higher than the $20 advertised rate. If you are spending much time in Texas State Parks then the best idea is to buy a Season Pass. - wildcat77
Feb 2016 - $30.00
Spots were spacious. We had a nice view of the lake from our spot. We were there when it was fairly empty so had our pick of spots. A lot were for smaller campers, but they easily fit big rigs too. The only thing we noticed was that some of the spots were sloped, so it might be kind of tough to level it out. We didn't walk to the waterfalls, but understand there are some nice hikes around. They also had wifi by the guard house, which is unusual a state park, but it seems to be usual for Texas state parks. There were picnic tables and fire pits. While there wasn't a walk down to the lake, the road to get there was close and you could fish from it. There is a daily park fee. We ended up buying a yearly pass, which cost us less in the long run. - dorcol
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
Jun 2013 - $40.00
This is a campground that offers full hook-ups, 30 and 50 amp with good river access (San Marcos River). In addition, they have cabins for rent and tent sites, if that's your thing. They have showers, for $.25 cent and have toilets, four of them actually, which considering how busy this place gets on a summer weekend, is about 6 short of what they really need. This campground is very pleasing to the eye and not much has changed since I first camped here 20 years ago. The sites are extremely narrow and you feel like you are invading your neighbors space. Over the years our family has grown and so has our camper. When we were traveling in a 26 footer the space size wasn't much of a problem. Now that we have upgraded to a larger 5er, with slides...much more of an issue. Once you pull into your site, not only should you check to see where your electric, water, sewage hook-ups are located but you must check to see if your awning and slide-outs can fit in between your neighbors. It reminds me of camping in Yellowstone, if you've ever been lucky enough to camp inside that National Park. This place, like Yellowstone is very pretty and also like Yellowstone, its very tight camping. Additional information is they offer tube transports, have a pool (can get very crowded), and have a little sack shop that offers small items and finger food. We found, and always have found, the management team here to be very accommodating and generally very good. Keep in mind that this is a very popular park and you will be competing with other campers who camp here every year and consequently set up their camping reservations a year in advance. You can usually get a spot within a week or so before your stay but, you won't get one of the "chosen" ones. I feel that I should also note that they charge an additional fee for both additional car and campers. I towed my 5er and my wife and kids, each brought a friend, followed me in the wife's Expedition. We were charged $10 extra each day for the additional car, never-mind that we were able to park the extra car "on site" and caused no additional space. And each campsite fed is based on 2 people. Huh? Most campgrounds allow at least 4. Any more than 2 per campsite is charged an additional $5 per person, per night. I think this is a little sneaky way of them gaining from us an additional $90 for a weekend stay. - stlucia
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
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
May 2016 - $40.00
Stay 3 nights, Friday through Sunday. Very clean park. Besides the interstate noise a very quit park. Park was about 1/2 to 3/4 full. Staff and other campers very friendly. big wide pull through sights and easy access to hookups. Several sites have tall shrugs between for privacy. Did not use the showers, restroom or clubhouse and can't give a comment on them but did see several people coming and going from there. This is in between San Marcos and New Braunfels so you will drive ~8 miles either way to get to either. Will stay again when in the area. - Tjbac
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
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
Apr 2016 - $23.00
pull thru was gravel, almost level, close to front of park, some road noise, good cable and wi-fi, clean laundry, stayed here a week. gravel roads throughout the park. pool was closed. Staff very helpful. - DBSnowbirds
Mar 2016 - $12.00
Price reflects monthly rate. Our pull-thru site was long and spacious. However, after dumping air down to about 40-50 lbs and leveling, it caused the first step to be well off the ground requiring an additional step. The interior road was very rough and need potholes repaired. There are many long term rigs here and some don't keep their areas neat and orderly. In spite of Hwy 71 being very close, road noise was not bad. Office staff was polite and professional. - Monaco Bob
Jul 2015 - $40.00
Our home park when we visit our children. Gated, clean, well run and managed park 10 miles east of Austin-Berstrom airport. We have stayed for a day or two and six weeks and it remains a very good park and good value if you stay weekly or monthly. Pull-through sites are long enough for motorhomes with toads and heavy duty trucks with the longer fifth wheels, which we have. The transient pull-through sites are in front just past the gated entrance and across from the swimming pool and individual shower rooms with showers, toilets, and sinks that are cleaned every morning. Utilities are placed in sites correctly and work properly. Verizon signal is spotty at times but 4G hotspot signal is strong. Good cable Time-Warner cable system with many channels. We recommend this park when you are in the Austin-Bastrop area. - xarmoreddriver
Mar 2016 - $18.00
First Time at Palmetto State Park. This is a pretty Small State Park with one main loop for RV's. We stayed space 19 and parked front in because of a better view. Spaces are not too tight and facilities were very clean. There is a great view of the San Marcos River less than 100 yards away and very nice hiking trails through the park. Will definitely stay here again. - Davishouse2
Feb 2016 - $20.00
Beautiful sites, spaced well apart. All sites had a grill and most were a smoker grill. Every site had water, electric, fire rings, picnic tables on a concrete pad and lantern hooks. The trails are well graded with gravel and have large signs posted WATCH FOR SNAKES. We watched carefully and did not see any. The landscape is beautiful with pools of water, palmettos, and cypress. Note: there is a separate tent only campground and a trailer/motorbike campground on opposite sides of the San Maros River. Watch the signs for trailer and the site number before turning as it is difficult to turn around in the tent campground. - NanciRV
Oct 2014 - $15.00
Attractive park with several nice trails. Wooded sites. It was rainy and cold while I was there so I didn't explore as much as I would have liked. Very few campers. - mockturtle