The campground has a bit of everything, from a river (the San Marcos, with several bends) to volleyball net, catch-and-release pond to small swimming pool. Select exit path with care to avoid low trees. Didn't see trash other reviewers noted. We camped at RiverBend RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.
Tips for other Campers:
Luling BBQ short distance in town highly recommended over another nearby but closes at 6 p.m.
Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $15.00
This is our 3rd stay at River Bend. The main reason to stay is the price and the location. Definitely less expensive and safer than San Antonio and the two barbeque joints in town are yummy. Also the lady in the office is so nice and helpful. One drawback is the number of oil field workers in the camp. They are long term tenants but they are not tidy. Our site was littered with pull tabs from drink cans, cigarette buts and other things. Obviously the management does not make them pick up after themselves. In the past we have enjoyed the pull thru sites that overlooked the horse track next to the rv park but they were already occupied this time. We will stay here again. We camped at RiverBend RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Tips for other Campers:
Be sure and try the two barbeques places in town and explore the old mill by the river. In the summer months there is rafting on the river that goes through the park.
Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $30.00
Cute park with a lot of full time residents. There were only a few sites available for overnight stays. Sites were level and our 42 ft. motorhome fit with room for the towed. On exit, there are low hanging limbs and vehicles parked on the road made it hard to get out. We also had to pay $10 for our friends to come visit. I can see paying in the summer, but not the winter for an hour long visit. We camped at RiverBend RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $40.00
This park is loaded with potential, yet, what is potential, unrealized level of what could be a nice little lark. This park is full of permanent residence, lots of oil field workers and welders. Didn't have a single problem with any of them, just so you are aware. The restroom/showers were clean. And yes, there is an adjacent training track for race horses...Big Deal (sarcasm). The pool, although on the small side was nice but the reason that we were drawn to this place is that it is located on the banks of the San Marcos River. River access is just OK, and you only have a stretch of swimmable river of about 50 yards. Trees, stumps and other river trash prevents you from really enjoying the river further down. We did find a nice spot of river close by though. When you are leaving the RV park turn right and drive about a mile and a half and you will come upon a park (city), free of charge, where there is great river access, a rope swing and much better water free of debris. If they would cleanup their section of the river, this place could shine. We camped at RiverBend RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here only one night on our way thru TX. The bath house was very clean. We had to back in. It can be a tight fit on most of the spots. We camped at RiverBend RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Friendly staff and easy on/off to I-10. Not much noise from the interstate, a lot of workers but not a problem for us. Level sites, no shade, and the internet didn't reach our site. Would stay there again using Passport America. We camped at RiverBend RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.
Paid the Passport rate. We had site 24, a 30 amp pull through FHU. It was gravel and very level with grass between sites. The Wi-Fi was unusable, but Verizon broadband was very good at 4G and TV via bat-wing was also very good. We had stations out of both Austin and San Antonio. Our site was at the end of the row and we had nice views of a horse race track and stables behind that. A nice valley setting. Dust may be an issue at times, but everyone seemed to obey the 5 MPH. Only minor problem was the slow dumping of our tanks. Their system is pretty full. It was a nice stay and a good value. Downtown San Antonio is an hour drive during the day. We camped at RiverBend RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $15.00
Level gravel sites with grass between sites. Many of the the tenants are long term oil field workers but have decent rigs. We had a problem at check-in that we had changed our dates and they had made a mistake on when we were coming in. They were totally booked, but realizing the mistake called someone on the road and had to ask them to find another campground. They were nice enough to oblige and were not upset. The Wi-Fi was good as was the electricity and water. We enjoyed City Market BBQ and also went into Lockhart from here and had Kreutz and Smitty's as well! We will return to River Bend if we are in the area. We camped at RiverBend RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $14.00
We camped here in a motorhome. The rate reflects a monthly rate of $400 (50 Amp site). Electric is included in that price, so that is a plus. The campground does have a lot of monthly campers who are mostly construction workers working in the oil business south of town. They are quiet, leave early and return late so the park is pretty deserted during the day. We had no problems with noise or traffic. The park speed limit is 5 mph, which is what you find in most parks. We were told about it at check-in but otherwise not hassled about it. The reason they pay attention to the speed, (besides safety) is that all the interior roads are dirt/gravel and dust is an issue. WiFi worked great. TV antenna will get you about 12 local stations. Showers and restrooms were cleaned daily. Owners live on-site and stay on top of maintenance. Would recommend the park and stay again. The only drawback is there is very little in Luling other than some famous BBQ restaurants so you end up going to San Marcos, Austin and San Antonio to shop and find entertainment. We camped at RiverBend RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $15.00
We got the last site available at 1PM on a cold weekday. Park is filled with long term residents. Caution: Reservations are non-refundable. Very convenient for an over night stop. There is a golf course a few miles up the road toward town. A comment on speed paranoia is well noted. There are also an abundance of other rules and regulations. The community building is very nice with a kitchen, laundry, and 2 unisex restrooms/showers, all very clean. The showers would be a 10 if they had a mat in the dressing area. There was a mess of dried toilet paper around the sewer connection. Sites are covered with thin gravel but could be a tad muddy if it rains. Good (number of channels, not quality) over the air TV and fast Wi-Fi. No road noise however there are diesel trucks firing up at 5AM as the construction workers head to work. Fee posted is 1 night PA rate. We camped at RiverBend RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $12.00
We stayed here for a month. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The sites are large enough and are pull through. The park is located just outside of town, very convenient for shopping. You must try City Market BBQ...wonderful! The laundry room has 4 washers and dryers and is open 24-7. Quiet park. The only bad thing is the smell of the oil wells or refinery nearby it is strong. We camped at RiverBend RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $15.00
Very nice management. Very nice park. Stayed here one night passing through. Sites are level and grass is mowed. Many permanent residents. Quiet and pleasant place. Close to town and good restaurants. Restrooms and showers are clean and nice. Would stay here again. We camped at RiverBend RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for one night during May 2012. Since it was getting close to Memorial Day weekend I called ahead to see if there was availability. The woman with whom I spoke was helpful and friendly. The site we had was a pull-through, with full hookups. They have both 50 and 30 amp sites, and we were given a 50% discount since we are Escapees members. As another reviewer mentioned on a different review site, there is concern about speeding in the park. As soon as I parked our car behind our motor home, a man on a small tractor approached me and nicely asked that I drive slower in the park so as to not create dust and for the safety of the children who would be out playing. I didn't even realize I was driving fast, but the road was extremely dry and I may have stirred up some dust. But, he was courteous when he asked. As another reviewer mentioned, there are no concrete pads, but the site we had was relatively level. What we liked most about the park was that there were several large areas where we could walk our dog. We would return to this park if we were passing through Luling. We camped at RiverBend RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $15.00
Fast Wi-Fi, level sites, quiet, some shaded spots, pool, nearby river. We stayed three days at Passport America rates. We'd come here again. We camped at RiverBend RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $15.00
Rate reflects Passport America. Stopped here overnight and it was an easy pull through and only 2 hours from home. Office was very helpful and friendly. Yes, there is an odor in Luling, but it was not present the night we were there. This park is close to the freeway but far enough away that there is no noise. It's an easy overnight stay with plenty of room to walk the dog. We'd definitely stay here again. We camped at RiverBend RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.