13 RV 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
Apr 2017 - $35.00
Dyess FamCamp is overpriced for the area, for the campground, for the space, and for what it offers. Many much better, much nicer military Famcamps are way less money.
This is basically a parking lot, with short sites, spaced closely together. The back in sites are not even numbered so that those arriving with reservations know which site to park in! Sites are short, and pretty close to neighbors considering the vacant base land all around.
There are many homesteaders, and they occupy many of the pull thrus. Move the homesteaders to the back ins, and let those passing through have the pull thru sites.
The bathrooms don't even have hand soap at the sinks. The information board on the outside of the laundry/shower facility has no information on it. The folder with "base maps" inside the laundry room has no maps in it. We have stayed in Famcamps across the nation, and even at $25 per night this one would still be overpriced. Truly, this Famcamp is a disgrace in the overall system.
The only thing saving this campground financially and for occupancy appears to be the long term homesteaders paying by the month. - AC7880
Oct 2016 - $35.00
We went to the campground coming in off the road and there were no available sites. The next day we went back and got a site and the next morning we were told we had to leave because our site was assigned to someone else. We were not told this the day before. It appears that Dyess FamCamp is for homesteaders or people living on base who choose to stay in the campground instead of living in base housing or off base. Don't bother to stop here hoping to get a place to stay for the night or multiple nights because the homesteaders have it locked up. - Debby W
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
Dec 2016 - $19.00
We are staying on there newly opened part. It just opened up 2 weeks ago. Brand new laundry and bathrooms with showers. Large sites large, level and gravel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I would stay here again if I am in the area. My daily rate was based on the weekly rate. - rynosback
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
Apr 2017 - $29.00
We have a Sprinter-based class B. We were in a large site, #4, next to the cabins with water and electric only. Most other sites were the typically narrow. Wi-Fi was present, but even though we were close to the office we could not maintain an adequate connection to even read email. The staff was pleasant. They were painting the pool in preparation for the busy season. Bathrooms were dated but fine and clean enough. There is no dump station at this park. We were told we could find an unoccupied site and dump there, a minor inconvenience. - leorah
Apr 2017 - $43.00
After coming through deep West Texas (very brown, extremely dusty) it was nice to see some trees and grass in an RV park. The park has plenty of both (and the trees can affect satellite receptions, so be sure to ask for a clear spot if you need one). Gravel driveways and parking pads, which can be dusty when it's windy. Although the pads appear to be level. Back-in spaces around the perimeter seem to taken up with long time residents. Park appears to be well kept up, although it is older. Pull through spots for overnighters or short term stays are plenty wide and long, even for big rigs. We did not need to unhook the tow vehicle from our 40-ft 5th wheel. Most sites have both a sturdy picnic table and a BBQ grill. Probably best for overnighting as you are a ways from any thing to see or do. Staff was very warm and friendly, anxious to make sure we enjoyed our stay. Would definitely stay here again. - boardman
Feb 2017 - $39.00
This appeared to be a somewhat neglected park. They said it's under new management, but it needs attention. All internal roads are gravel that has turned to dust, our site, although reported as "level" was not at all. No frills whatsoever, very small playground. We won't be back. - pnation53
Nov 2016 - $1.00
This place is a few miles off the interstate and signs are few and far between however the GPS coordinates were spot on. Roads and sites are gravel. Sites are just kind of scattered around in amongst the trees. You find power (30 & 50 amp) and water that are close to one of the wide spots, park and hook up! Most areas are level and range in size from small to huge. No problem finding an open spot for satellite and Verizon 4G was strong. Very quiet sparsley populated with campers. Great place for an overnight stop to get away from the interstate noise. - Pjoe
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
Apr 2017 - $49.00
Whistle Stop RV Resort, Abilene, Texas This is a new RV resort with some things not open yet. Everything was very nice and the owners were more than helpful. I would definitely stay here again if in the area. The only bad thing was the cable, we had 40 channels when we arrived but that soon dropped to none, wifi was spotty. Spaces were fairly close but level, with no shade and they were long enough we didn't have to unhitch our 5th wheel. Price was $48.60 with Good Sam card, seemed a little expensive but when they get everything finished there might be more value. We stayed one night and it was very quite even though we were next to the Hiway. - DallasRVers
Apr 2017 - $45.00
Stayed for one night. There are lots of pull through spaces that were long enough for our 45' coach pulling a 20' truck. Park is new and still under construction. Wifi was great! I was able to watch Netflix on my iPad without buffering. Sites have small slabs with picnic tables. Very conveniently located right off the 20. - RebeccaCompton
Apr 2017 - $45.00
New park, still under construction. Nice facilities. Roads easy to navigate easy turns and nice long pull throughs. Electric quality 125v. Good water pressure. Verizon and T-Mobiles signals good. This is the only park I have seen with HD digital cable. Park wifi can be spotty, used a repeater in rig, and it came in strong enough to use. All site have Sat. access due to all the trees being young. No shade in park. Nice camp store good food items for a pinch. Not much camping gear, they do have a good selection of fuses tho! Some full time residents, but new nice campers. We were here in a 36 class A and did not have to unhook. Site 30. There are two bath houses look very nice, did not use. Sites and roads are gravel. Sites very level, good placement of FHU's. We did note one resident who was letting his larger dog run loose. Management took care of it. Staff friendly and helpful. This park is still new and the crew is getting their feet on the ground. So ask or let them know is something you need or don't like. NOTE: RIGHT TURN ONLY WHEN EXITING PARK! No signs up by city or park to note it is a one way street. Even GPS thinks it is a two way street. Be careful and TURN RIGHT. Thought is was a good camp for a overnight stay. Just off the freeway but did not notice the noise. - wtravlr1
May 2017 - $18.00
Rate reflects Texas SP Pass discount. Nice park 20 miles south of Abilene Tx. There are several camping loops, most larger campers are put into Brushy Creek. These are mostly level, well spaced. Power is steady, water at 55PSI, no sewer at the site but there is a dump station at the end of the 12 space camping loop. Lots of trees and areas between the camps is left natural so discourages visitors from just "passing thru" other campsites. There is a bird blind nearby, lots of birds and deer. Trails are very nice and well maintained. The pool wasn't open when we were there but imagine it's a busy place in the summer. To visit the lake you have to leave the park, go a mile or so up the highway and into another section. Lake was quiet while we were there, area is rather neglected and roads are all dirt/gravel, dusty and very narrow. Staff throughout the park were very nice and courteous. There appeared to be no speed limit in the park for guests or staff. Traffic can be very fast. There was a camp host but we never saw them doing anything in the camp loop. Fire rings had not been cleared in a long time. Pads were asphalt and in good condition. We would stay here again if in the area, but bring diversions...there isn't anything to do in town once you've visited Buffalo Gap Museum. - Fixn2gocamp
Feb 2017 - $28.00
Another run down Texas state park. Didn't use the provided restrooms, too far away and we have our own. Stayed in the $18 big rig area as they are the nicer sites although our 5th wheel would fit in a few of the 25' sites. Well spaced sites. The campground was okay, just run down, hence a 7. All the sites needed some care, you tracked in a mess when going into the camper. Roads are a bit narrow, backing in with bigger rigs looked to be a bit on the difficult side but everyone we saw made it. I would stay here again when passing through. - padlin00
Feb 2017 - $20.00
We were in site 88. It was paved and we easily got level without using blocks. The sites in this CCC park were roomy and quiet. The bathroom/shower building is a short walk away down the camp road but you can take a shortcut through the yurt area when it isn't occupied. There are two showers available each for men and women with a private dressing area. The grounds and facilities are well kept overall. We especially enjoyed the hiking trails. We had Verizon cell service throughout most of the park. You can fish in the lake if you get a code from the front office. - leorah
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