12 Parks near Merkel, Texas
Nov 2015 - $30.00
This park is really a home to men and families working on the oil line with one space for people traveling through. The owner is very kind the space is very large, hook ups easy but not sure I would come back. Train is nearby and the place is really quiet by 9:00 but by 5:30 there is a lot of noise as the men leave for the day. - Bev&Dick
Aug 2015 - $30.00
New park about 12 miles west of Abilene that is still being developed. Had to shut down engine while being registered because of road dust. Site plenty long enough but sewer connection placed so that you have to park on first half of pad. No trees or grass. Bar ditches at entry and exit of site that will be mud holes if it ever rains. Just a flat, barren, gravel place with hookups. - countrycoach99
May 2015 - $32.00
This RV park is only 18 months old, so much is still in progress. The manager was super friendly and helpful, even driving one of us to the nearest store for some needed parts. Sites are very long - the pull-through sites are over 100'. WiFi was good, occasionally slowing down, but still quite useable. Far enough away from I-20 for the vehicle noise to not be a bother.
Excellent location for one nighters just passing through.
Cost was $32.50 if paying cash. If charging, cost is $33.50.
Owner and manager(s) continue to improve the park. We will happily stay here next time we pass through. - L'Andante
Sep 2015 - $28.00
A basic RV park with good access from I-20. Fuel close by. Mostly filled with pipeline workers who are there long term. Residents were quiet and considerate. W/E/S worked well. Interior roads have washed a bit, but sites were solid and level as well as shaded. Highway noise was minimal, but Train noise was noticeable. Honestly, if you don't like train noise, then anywhere along I-20 is probably not for you. Staff was very friendly and helpful. A good solid park that meets your needs. - BounderPounder
May 2015 - $30.00
Not too impressive to look at but if you want 50A hook-ups for a night convenient to the highway it works. Graveled pull-thrus, some very long, ours was level. Graveled roads needed grading. With the plains spring weather rolling through it was nice to know they were keeping on eye on it and a shelter was available. Kinda pricey for what you get but it seems competitive in the area. - fulltimer121
Sep 2014 - $28.00
There are few places to stay in this area, so this place is good for one night. A no frills place for sure, but the site was level and the utilities were okay. No Wi-Fi or cable, and the park is right on the flight path at the end of the runway at the military base, but there were only a half a dozen planes take off while we were there. Train and road noise was a problem if you sit outside, but we did not. Not a fancy place, but we would stay here again if in the area. - california traveler
Mar 2014 - $35.00
Dyess AFB just opened their FamCamp last summer. They have 18 concrete pads that are approximately 45' long and very wide. Sites are nicely spaced with about 20' of grass between each one. All roads are paved and it's easy in/out. Each site has full hookups including cable. When I checked in, I was told the cable was out at my site but I think it was just a temp thing. Each site has a picnic table and outdoor grill. There is ample parking and light at night, plus you are on the base with other military & retirees so security is no concern. WiFi worked sporadically, but I got a great signal on my Verizon WiFi. ATT showed 3/5 bars & LTE signal. The camp has a small pay laundry and small shower/bathroom facility. They do take reservations, but the site I was told to go to on the phone was occupied. Luckily, there were two open sites so I got one. I don't think they have tight control on reservations versus available spots and folks are used to just pulling into any open spot at FamCamps. There are 6 concrete pads adjacent to the camp that I presume they use for dry camping overflow. I thought $35 a night was pretty steep given they have no other amenities like playground, pool, dog walk, propane, or camp store. But their weekly rate of $130 seemed fair if you are staying that long. I rated the park lower due to high price and lack of amenities compared to other camps in that price range. - Danno
May 2016 - $25.00
Five electric and water hookups. Dump station provided. No shade. Site surface is a concrete pad. We have friends in the area and it is a good place to park for a few days. - Trvl4Evr
Aug 2011 - $25.00
Open blacktop parking lot. OK for overnight. RV area is filled with fulltimers and thus you go to the overflow parking lot. It has electric and water. - larrygranny1
Jun 2010 - $25.00
This is OK for an overnight stop, but it has no amenities. It's just a parking lot with hookups. A deposit is required for the key to the sewer and electricity. Although the VFW staff person was friendly, she did not direct me to the correct location. - J S Kay
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Good overnight visit - quiet park despite the proximity to the freeway. Easy in and out. It had good wifi and cable. - Tiny Beast
Sep 2016 - $38.00
Easy in and out with gravel roads and sites. Site was level and long enough for our 40' motorhome and towed. The office is close to the entrance off of the highway so not much room to pull ahead when registering. Would recommend driver stay in RV and let passenger register so RV could be pulled up ASAP. Did not like being stuck out on the highway. Dog park was good size. Plenty of digital channels on cable just give your TV a lot of time to auto program. Will definitely stay here again. - Rambling Fever
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Staff extremely nice! They helped us with our cable which was very nice. We did not have to get out our satellite to watch local channels.
Amenities and landscaping weren't as nice as other KOA parks we've stayed at, but for one night it was clean and easy to get in and out.
Neighboring lots ranged from nearby to very close. Sites were concrete pads with gravel, featuring a picnic table and patio. - cmiller
Apr 2016 - $10.00
Nice park located below the dam of lake. Trees and shade available. Dump station located near exit of park. Power pedestal located next to site. We camped during motorcycle rally and cook-off. - TnL Thomas
Jun 2015 - $10.00
This park is completely adequate if you do not need showers or a clean bathroom. The spacious grounds are mowed and green at this time after the rains. There is a very helpful camp host so one does not have to stop at the golf course to register. We had a pick of probably 5 level sites, all with 50A and water service on grass or gravel. . We were warned of fire ants but did not see any. Most sites have no significant shade. There are flush toilets and a sink with cold water. Ceilings and walls have spider webs and mud dauber nests. I understand there is very little water in the reservoir so don't plan on using the beach to swim. If one wants to golf, this would be a great place to park. There is a dump station as you exit. There is a pavilion that one could use for a group camp. Nice tent camping area as well but where would one use the latrine? - easydoesit
Sep 2014 - $10.00
Located 5 miles off I-20 so it's very quite, peaceful, and dark at night. Location not marked very well. Only 1 other RV here. 50 amp power and water worked well, didn't see or look for a dump station but there could be one here. Rooftop dish and Verizon cell and hotspot worked. CG is large paved circle with several gravel "roads" zig zagging throughout. Sites not really marked but very roomy so finding a site was easy with only 2 RVs here. Pay the $10 fee at golf course office 3 miles away. Great deal for $10. - big greg
May 2016 - $12.00
This State Park is a gem for RVers. The campsites are nestled in the heart of the park surrounding you with trees and nature. We saw deer and an armadillo here. The showers were such a surprise- they are modern and have excellent facilities. We were there for 4 nights and would love to go back again. The Rangers in this park are super helpful and knowledgeable. - Perfection expected
May 2016 - $20.00
What a jewel this park is! We stayed in site 29. Lots of trees and privacy. Fire rings, hiking/biking trails. Full or partial hook-ups. Additional charge pp for park entry of $5. - skidiver
Apr 2016 - $20.00
basic state park sites. decent spacing. wifi did not work. - rockhill
Jun 2015 - $30.00
In town right off the interstate. Not in a very nice/safe looking neighborhood. Some pull thru sites but they are very short. Check in was not ideal. When you enter, there is a very run down house that looks like it should be condemned. The office is a little further in. When we arrived it was closed and it said to check in at a certain site number or to call a phone number. The site numbers were not visible so it was impossible to locate the site they referred to. By the looks of the mostly permanent trailers, I would not want to risk knocking on the wrong door. I called the number and the lady came right over.
We checked into a site right in front of the office. When we plugged our EMS/ surge protector it read high voltage! Needless to say we could not stay. They were very nice about refunding our money.
Most of the sites were occupied with what appeared to be permanent residents or maybe rentals working in the oilfields.
Unless you are really desperate I would recommend passing Sweetwater on by. - jvkATX
Jul 2014 - $10.00
Sites are scattered over the campgound, but dispersed so you are not close. First electric we tried had open ground, but the one on the other side of the pole was good. Managed by the city and had a very friendly host on site. Great little park for an over night or a few days. We will come back. - Orlan
Oct 2013 - $27.00
Limited sites, good overnight stop. - twocoots
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Despite the fact that the woman who checked us in was very nice and welcoming, the park is bad. We actually paid for 2 nights and after the first night, took off at first light. The freeway roar, not noise makes relaxing and sleeping impossible even with ear plugs. I am guessing over 75% of the "residents" are living there full time. It was muddy and not kept up. I suppose there is nothing they can do about ants, but the nest was right outside our door, where the neighbors sewer pipe occasionally emitted sewer odor. My wife found a 4" water bug in the shower stall. So, even if you are just passing through as we were, keep going. - Ed Grissill
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This a Christian family owned business. This is our second year. If ever we come to Abilene, this will always be our choice. Very family oriented and very accommodating. Wonderful pool! Clean laundry with great washer/dryer prices! They also have a small cabin. It's a very nice, clean cabin. This campground is in A VERY CONVENIENT location. Very well lit and safe! We HIGHLY recommend this RV park! - The Henrys
Jul 2016 - $35.00
It's a good overnighter but a little pricey for what you get. We pulled in late and left early. There was no packet waiting for us which was surprising. The people we talked to on the phone were nice and friendly. Full hook ups and fairly level sites. Very easy to navigate the park. - scruggsfamilyRV