18 Parks near Luling, Texas
Jan 2017 - $35.00
Overnight stop easy off and on I-10. Office staff friendly and helpful. No cable or wifi. Short walk to creek/river the dogs loved it. Pool, volleyball and basketball areas. Would stay here again - SlicksMom
Oct 2016 - $33.00
This campground have the basics which I need for overnight parking.
The restrooms and showers are not great but clean enough for using, the sides are gravel, grass on both sides and long enough for my motorhome.
The wifi doesn't work with my ipad on my site, they have a small pool and the campground is very quiet.
I wouldn't stay there for my holidays but for overnight parking it was OK.
AT&T provides me 2 bars LTE which wag good enough to using my smart phone as a hotspot. - Columbus
Sep 2016 - $18.00
Excellent and friendly staff, great park just off I-10. We had a pull thru site that was level and convenient to the laundry, bath house and pool area. Will definitely stay here again. We enjoyed watching the horse and goats in the field and the short walk to the river. - Wingn1
Oct 2016 - $18.00
Palmetto is spread out in two very different areas one on either side of the San Marcos River. The two parts are connected via a walking bridge or a short drive down the highway. We camped in the farther loop (its not named on the map) in site 12. We really enjoyed this loop. Its covered in shade trees and has a nice open field off to one side. It has two nice trailheads in the loop as well. The bathrooms were very clean too. The other side has the lake and other features. Overall this was a very clean and well kept park. Its a state park so there is a $3 daily entrance fee per person on top of the $18 per day for the site. You can skip the entrance fee if you have a state parks pass ($70 annual). The trails were very wide and easy to walk with good views of the river. We will definitely be staying here again. - DVCard85
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 - $18.00
We really liked how well maintained the trails were in the park. We took advantage of the open trails. Currently, the San Marcos River trail was closed. The park has some cool scenery for the area. I didn't feel like I had only driven 1.5 hours (from Austin) to get here. It felt more like East Texas area.
Some of the sites can be difficult to get into. There are trees on both sides of the outer sides and the pads aren't angled to road. I had to come at the site from the other direction. Basically, come down the road the wrong way. Next time, I'll see what sites are available before pulling into the loop. My trailer is almost 32'. If you have a longer trailer, you probably want to stay in the inner loop.
The park is close to I-10, but I didn't notice any noise. It was close to convenient stores. Also, close to the HEB in Luling.
I got 3 bars on my AT&T phone. I was able to get about 20mb/s down phone.
I was able to get some Austin OTA channels. PBS and ABC came in. I didn't test San Antonio channels, but you could probably pull them in. - mf01
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
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
Jan 2016 - $12.00
We were flooded out of another campground and ended up at this one. Owners very nice and responded to problems quickly. Very old park that has never been updated. Half permanent residents and half electrical workers. Bathrooms and laundry and landscaping needed cleaning. Many many loose dogs roaming around area. We were unable to walk our dog without a can of pepper spray and walking stick. Our rate reflected monthly rate. The residents were very friendly though and it was cheap. WiFi was good. We probably wouldn't return. - wendie T
Mar 2015 - $25.00
Nice enough place. Small, secluded, very quiet. Mostly long term but they keep a couple pull-thrus available for those passing through. Very nice folks. I wasn't that impressed with the WiFi. It's certainly above RV park average but not the best I've had either: 2-5mb on speedtest. - fulltimer121
Apr 2014 - $28.00
This park is not a destination, but it is a very good place for a night or two. The sites were well kept and neat,the electric and water pressure were low but useable. Very good wi-fi ,tv reception and cell phone (verizon) .The RR and Shower were old and needed a good cleaning,didn't use them. The laundry was OK,$1.00 / machine. Management was great, very nice, but there were no discounts PERIOD. Easy to get to and leave and we will be back in our 5th wheel. - bub
Oct 2016 - $30.00
Arrived on a Saturday with a reservation and told to go to the campground, find a site and return before 6 PM to complete the registration. Very nice campsites with plenty of room. Good 50 amp electric and water pressure however, at times the pressure went down to nothing for a short time. Happened when my wife was taking her shower and that ain't good. Verizon cell service is pretty much non existent most of the time. Our Jetpack got 1 bar of 4g but on our Sleek the signal increased to 3 bars. There is no WiFi out here.We didn't use the facilities but when I looked there were clean but a little dated. In site 10 we were able to get a DTV signal with no problem. The town of Lockhart is all about barbecue. We went to Keuz Market and the brisket was excellent but we found the port ribs to be a little dry. We didn't like their potato salad at all. Next time we'll go to Black's. - StarlifterFE
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
Jan 2016 - $33.00
Super clean sites, excellent laundry, clear satellite view, extremely helpful owner, many friendly winter Texans, great lake view, security gate, nice pool, hot tub, top-notch power/water/sewer, many group events, etc. Rate is Good Sam 10% off.
This place has it all and deserves a 10! We would definitely stay again. - wandrr
May 2015 - $14.00
This park is incredible! The spaces are huge, with some including your own stone BBQ table a and picnic tables. Most spots look over the private lake and encourage you to walk by the lake. Restrooms, showers and laundry super clean! Can't wait to stay here again! Owners have a real winner here! Pool, patios and too many amenities to say. What a find! - Wandering Worleys
Mar 2014 - $12.00
We came for a week but stayed for a month. Such a wonderful campground with amazing owners/managers. The sites are very large and most have a view of the private lake. Level gravel parking spot, each with a cement pad the length of the site and 18 - 20 feet of grass yard between neighbors. There are 3 restrooms that are very nice and actually large individual rooms with shower, sink and toilet. They are locked so you need a key that you "rent" for $5 refundable per stay. They are immaculate as is the laundry room which has three new washers and dryers. There is a beautiful pool and spa but it is not heated so we didn't use them this time of the year. We had friends visit and they rented one of the cabins. Wow! They are all built by the owner who is a contractor and they are amazing, nothing rustic here. The rate reflects the monthly rate. We would definitely stay here again! - mikenchelby
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
Oct 2016 - $32.00
The staff is friendly and the park is clean/quiet. The internal roads are tight and very little artificial lights in the area. So if you arrive at night keep a sharp eye out for the big trees next to the roadways. If your looking for a nice place to lay low for a few days, you might want to check this park out. - Pigcrib
Apr 2016 - $14.00
Stayed three nights in early April with friends camping adjacent. Park was not full for a weekend, so was very quiet. This is a very nice park in the Guadalupe River bottom shaded with beautiful enormous Pecan trees. Access to the Guadalupe River for fishing. The Lake was drained for repairs to the dam to be completed later this year, but we were not planning to use the lake. Lots of birds in the trees. Very well maintained grassy areas. One spot on the loop road through the park was too narrow for our small RV, but no problem getting out the other direction. A small camp store with basic supplies and friendly staff during check-in. - Texas E-S
Apr 2016 - $32.00
Beautiful campground! Good spacing between the campsites. Large high pecan tree canopy that provides good shade. One downside is that because these are such large/older pecan trees there is a lot of limbs breaking and falling. We were lucky and none fell on our RV. The staff at the campground was out daily cleaning and picking up broken limbs. When we were there the lake was drained since one of the dam gates had broken a few weeks earlier. They are in the process of fixing the gate. We had already been informed by the staff about the lake issue in advance. We were thankful for that information since we had planned to bring a boat. We plan on staying here again when we are in the area. We camped in a 50 amp spot in a 36 ft. motorhome. - Texas Traveler
Nov 2016 - $25.00
Nice city park on the banks of the Guadalupe river, close to downtown Gonzalez. We stayed in one of the pull-through sites which was fairly level. Several of the back-in sites looked very small and not very level. Sites are mostly shaded and interior roads are gravel. The city park also has a golf course, and you make reservations there. We would definitely stay here again. - barrettjl