20 Parks near Meridian, Texas
Apr 2010 - $13.00
This park is very serene and city park-like. The sites are on grass and not all sites appeared to be level. The campground is just a couple of blocks from town and could easily be walked to. It is a pretty basic campground. The bathrooms/showers are in a small, barn-like structure and are pretty basic. The night we camped here, we were the only campers aside from the camp host. There are only a few sites which appeared to be large enough for big rigs. It's a nice place for an overnight stop. We travel in a 38' footer. - ConTra
Feb 2016 - $25.00
Small state park in need of some funding. Free WiFi but it was slow. Good reception for Verizon. Have stayed there before and will again. - rockhill
Dec 2015 - $20.00
A smaller State Park on a small lake contained entirely within the Park. The Park has a very nice fishing pier and a good many hiking trails that are well marked. The full-service campsites are all pull-through and very close together. The Park has Park Police who were often visible. Camp Hosts clean each campsite after folks leave to include the firepits. A lovely Texas State Park. - Jim Butler
Sep 2015 - $30.00
Beautiful location with a no-wake lake. At the top of the Hill Country, the views are fantastic. After a rain, the water runs over the limestone ledges.
You won't find a more friendly or helpful staff anywhere! - Dis466
Sep 2014 - $30.00
This is a nice Corps of Engineers campground on the lake. The sites are spacious and well maintained. Restrooms have been updated and are kept clean. The grounds are patrolled frequently and rules enforced. It is a great family campground. - Fly N Camp
May 2011 - $20.00
Spent two nights in site #50 (pull through site). Nice and clean. Very few campers this weekend. Good distance between most sites. Both 30 and 50 amp sites available. Sites are asphalt with concrete parking pads. Some are shady and some are open (near the water). Each site has an open sided shelter with picnic table, fire ring and raised BBQ grill but there is a "burn ban" in effect due to the drought. Typical COE park. - PapaDG
Jul 2010 - $18.00
We have stayed at this park many times over the years and the most recent time was at the group camping pavilion over the July 4th holiday. It's pretty bare bones but clean, well maintained and inexpensive. It's what we have come to expect when staying at a COE park. We already have the group camping pavilion reserved for next year's Labor Day weekend. The only word of caution I would have is to thoroughly read the rules and ask questions if you don't understand. The staff has no patience for any rules being broken and the grumpy sheriff lives nearby. - NLPRacing
Apr 2016 - $10.00
We usually like staying at COE parks and expect them to be rustic; however, this one was pretty run down and was in need of maintenance, mowing, etc. Our gravel site was somewhat unlevel, but not so bad that our automatic levelling system couldn't get us level. The restrooms/showers were filthy, and shower heads were missing in both the ladies' and men's restrooms making showering most difficult. We would not stay here again. - golfkitty
Sep 2015 - $7.00
There are many deer and turkeys that visit you daily and some of the greatest sunsets over Lake Whitney. The sites are level, partially shaded, and within view of the lake , with distance between them. - tcurex
Apr 2012 - $16.00
We were in the "older" part pull-through campground. Good shade, but difficult to get into and pads are short, at a bad angle and not level. Very pretty area. We would camp there again, just be more selective of our site. - mcguyvered
Apr 2016 - $25.00
Very nice hosts welcomed us to the park and showed us to our site. However, this was not the type of RV park we usually like to stay in. Perhaps I didn't read the reviews carefully enough, but it's basically a permanent RV park where the folks own their site and have erected (very nice looking) metal buildings over their RVs, cars, etc. The only temporary RV sites are in the center of the loop - all very close and not really appealing. The pads were concrete but not super level. The nicest two end spots (in the photographs) are the hosts'spots. The wooded picnic area overlooking the lake is quite a ways down a hill & a bit of a hike and not near the RV sites. You can't even see the lake from the RV sites. Most of the temporary RV's appeared to belong to long term workers. Nothing wrong with that- it just didn't have the "campground" feel we were expecting, more like a trailer park. It did however, feel very safe as community is gated and the folks were all super friendly. - Jeni
Dec 2014 - $25.00
LakeLife is a lovely campground situated right on Lake Whitney. The park offers amenities such as nice clean bathrooms, free wifi, and laundry and it is run by very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Lots are paved with large trees for shade and privacy as well as open grassy areas. A short trail at the back of the park leads down to water, a great spot to watch the sunset! Additionally, McCowen Valley Park is located less than a mile down the road; great for hiking, boating, and even horseback riding.
LakeLife is conveniently located to conveniences such as fuel and groceries.
Highly recommend, pet friendly! We camped at Lake Life RV (Formerly Lake Whitney RV Community) in a Travel Trailer. - ProRVer
Jul 2014 - $20.00
Someday this might be a good park, but I wouldn't count on it. There is no office to check in to on arrival and nowhere to find information about your campsite. The sites are so close together that 2 RVs with slides would not leave room to walk between them. The sewer connection of the next site is adjacent to your patio. There are zero activities on site and the owners are obviously new to running a campground. The Tuesday potluck dinners referred to in another post are no more since the new owners banned the surrounding properly owners from using the common area facilities. There are no rules posted or quiet times enforced. The roads are falling apart, and a feud between the new owners and the permanent residents will probably impede future improvements. I wouldn't stay here until those two groups have learned to work together. - Fly N Camp
Mar 2015 - $20.00
We stayed 2 nights at Kimball Bend Park COE in March 2015 in site 31. All 35 sites have water and 50/30/20 electric and covered picnic tables. Several sites on the Brazos river, but those sites have no shade. The interior sites have good shade from giant, old pecans. Best sites for afternoon shade: 14, 10, 7. Site 34 has fair shade and a great view of the river. Site 31 is the most private site in the park with great view of the Brazos River. Family friendly park. Lots of kids. Some ruins from the old Chisolm trail in the campground. Popular park for fishermen. Boat ramp in the park. Closest grocery and Walmart in Cleburne 20 miles away. We would stay here again. - drfife
Mar 2016 - $12.00
We wanted to take our Casita out and shake off some of this cold-spell cabin fever. We needed a short camping break. So during the second week of February we decided to take advantage of the off-season State Park rates (only $84 a week for full hook-ups). We picked near-by Lake Whitney State Park. A short drive south from Dallas on Interstate 35, take the Hillsboro exit. At the Hillsboro exit, turn right on State Highway 22 and then take State Highway 22 west to Whitney. Then follow the signs to Lake Whitney State Park. The park is located three miles west of Whitney on FM 1244 on the shores of Lake Whitney.
While only about an hour away from the Dallas-Ft. Worth metro-mess, Lake Whitney State Park is still far enough out to enjoy the stars and dark night skies.
They have 43 campsites with full hook-ups. The sites are well-spaced so you don't get cramped. All RV sites are mostly level front-to-back and level side-to-side so minimum leveling is needed. The electric and water hook-ups looked new.
Facilities were spotlessly clean. We even had free Wi-Fi!
Deer are everywhere, turkey are common and there is camping, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, boating, fishing, water skiing, nature study and excellent birding. We saw more beautiful bright red Cardinals this week than we have ever seen anywhere else. In warmer months there is swimming (buoyed area -no lifeguard on duty), scuba diving, and a small beach. The Park Headquarters has "loaner" fishing tackle, rods and reels.
When I say deer are everywhere: the deer are EVERYWHERE. We saw large herds of deer every morning and most evenings. Two mornings we awoke to find our site surrounded by whitetails. It was a really beautiful site to see these whitetails frolicking in the morning Sun. - rvbozo
Feb 2016 - $24.00
We were at Lake Whitney State Park near Whitney, Texas in site 26 The Horseshoe Loop (sites 1-51) have full hookups for $24/night. Beautiful wooded sites. Most sites in Horseshoe loop are pull throughs. Many sites can accommodate large RV's but be mindful of the trees. They have 3 other loops with water and electric that are closer to the lake. The lake is full and looks great. There is a Brookshires grocery in Whitney and a David's grocery just outside the park on Hwy 22. We've camped at this state park many times and will definitely return. - drfife
Feb 2016 - $24.00
Very nice state park - it was full on the weekend we camped. Lots of pull thru sites, however we got there late and had a back in. We had site 21. Their back ins are wide and short. We had to park our truck next to the camper making it tight. Family camping with us in site 19 had a 5th wheel and had to park awkward to fit in their site. Pull thru sites were long and spacious. Lots of trees. Picnic table and fire ring at each site. Lots of open space for kids. Nicest sites are on the lake but the full hookups like we had are not. Whitney is a short drive and there is a Brookshires and other small town shopping. We look forward to camping here again but the key is to get a pull thru. Nice walking trails. - CIndy Davis
Oct 2010 - $40.00
This RV park shows no pictures of the RV sites on their website and there is a reason for that. The park is very ran down. The sites are so unlevel that there is no way to get your rig level no matter what you do. The road (Juniper Rd) that you have to travel down to the RV park is so rough and narrow you have to wonder if you will have a RV left once you get there. The owners of the park are very unfriendly and not helpful at all. When we arrived we were the only customers in the park and it remained that way for our 4 day stay. The wireless Internet service was a joke, there was no service. And forget using your satellite dish, too many trees. The restrooms and showers I did not go into, because they looked so old and run down. Way over priced at $40.00 per night. My advise is to go stay at the COE Park or Whitney State Park. - Tammy Blair
Nov 2007 - $25.00
Nice park that is a part of a full service marina. County road into park is a little rough but gravel interior roads are OK. Very large and wide gravel and grass sites, most with some shade. RV park has one section with some 50 amp service full hook up. The rest of the sites are all 30 amp. The other three sections are 30 amp water and electric only. Dump station on site. They also have air conditioned camping cabins for those who do not RV or tent camp. A great place to combine water sports and camping. - Bullrider
Dec 2014 - $12.00
I stayed here for one night and luckily was the only camper staying there. Lots of large trees and many spots right on the lake. Really spacious spots and easy to park. Also, herds of deer were milling around the campers. I would like to come back to spend more time and visit the park. - ProRVer
Sep 2012 - $8.00
This park is good for bike riding and walking. Some sites have a great view of the lake. Access to the park is easy coming from the east. - glbaker44
Nov 2006 - $7.00
This is a COE campground so it accepts Golden Age Passports. There are two campgrounds on the lake operated by COE. The west side was closed for the season when we were there. There were large level sites with nice views of the lake. The bathrooms were 1950 cinder block and nasty looking. Still we would go back to this park since we don't use the bathrooms anyway. - slowpez