11 Parks near New Braunfels, Texas
Aug 2014 - $43.00
The daily rate posted reflects the rate we paid with two children. Obviously there are add-ons to their quoted rate of $35. The campground is mostly caliche, so when the wind blows there is fine white dust everywhere. There is one utility box for every two campsites, and there is one 30-amp and one 50-amp outlet per box. If there are two 50 or two 30-amp rvs side by side, one of you will have to get an adapter from the office (no fee). Also, one of you will be on the wrong side, so you'll have to sling your hose and cable under your RV to hook up. This is not a bad little park. The folks are friendly and the grounds are clean. There are many other sites on this part of the Guadalupe; if we go back, we'll likely try a different camp. - K Graham
Aug 2013 - $35.00
Stayed here tree nights with our dogs. All sites are on the water with direct access from your back (or front) yard...depending which way you park. Water is shallow, we set our chairs and pop up tent in the water and enjoyed some summertime music and beer and watched the tubers float by. Families were here with children too. Awesome visit. Look forward to visiting here again! They don't have sewer hook up, but do have a dump station near office. - mh2013
Aug 2009 - $60.00
Billy Goat's Gruff is horrible!!!! It is some stupid old grumpy woman’s back yard. It is not even a real camp ground. She stuck some window units in her sheds and calls them cabins. What a joke! Not one of the camp sites is right on the river like she will promise. We were going to camp there the weekend of August 1st, 2009. We got there and she was already mad because we arrived at 11 am. She says “Check in is not until 2:30, but I guess I could let you in.” This is here stupid backyard we are talking about; really, when does her yard close or open? We arrived and she was freaking out because the other person in our party had a pop-up camper; I had call her the Friday before and told her we were changing the tent site to a pop-up. I also had mentioned that we might have some other people showing up the next day and they would pay when they got there. She started to freak out and tell me, my wife and my friend that we were liars and to leave. She said she was going to call the police on us and my 3 small children (1, 3, and 4 year old.) ? I told her we would leave if she gave us our money back; she freaked out again and went in the house. We were promised 2 camp sites right on the river with water and electricity, not camping in some crazy lady’s backyard. She also told us, when asked about not being right on the river, “if you are too lazy to walk down to the river, you don’t need to be here. Camp at your own risk. There are many other places to camp; do not try here. Ask psycho woman for a picture of the “grounds” from the back of here house, you will see what I am talking about. I doubt she has any repeat campers. - julieab1
Aug 2014 - $38.00
This is the 4th time we been at this park and once again we had a wonderfull time.
we camped in the RV section on the river side of the park, the sites are double wide on the river side and provide plenty of room for parking which is not the case if you stay on the road side of the camp ground. the sites were clean when we arrived and the staff was more than helpful.
We did not use the showers or bath house so I can not comment.
The views of the river are fantastic at this park which is why we love it. It does get very crowded on the weekend so if that bothers you then this place is not for you.
I would have rated it a 10 but the trash that the tent campers left down by the riverside tent sites was not cleaned up at least 24 hours.
We stayed here in a travel trailer and we will return again. - ckwizard4224
Jul 2014 - $60.00
We camp here once a year and each year the experience is a little different due to management. We had a flood alarm that started at 5:30am in the morning and was not turned off until after 8:00am, needless to say we were up at 5:30am. Our site required 2 inches of leveling on one side. The electricity and water pressure were both consistent. The park employees are friendly but not very effective at rule enforcement. The tent area and day use areas have trash all over the ground and the employees drive around in golf carts and pick and choose what they pick up or not. Trash cans are also overflowing on the weekends and left that way until Monday. Several park guest are drunk, loud, rowdy, lewd, and are a public nuisance, especially if you are their neighbor. The good thing about this CG, it's on the river with full hook-ups with decent sized sites. We will camp here again. - MTSHanson
Apr 2014 - $55.00
Where to begin. Our first night we had to listen to an alarm all night long from their water pumps across the road. Even though we informed them many times when we first arrived (before the office closed), they didn’t get someone to unlock the barbed wired fence to reset the alarm to stop the noise until noon the next day. All posted rules are not enforced. Their pet rule is that dogs are only allowed if they are under 30 pounds. There were dogs over 100 pounds in several campsites! Quiet hours were never enforced. Every night we had to hear our neighbors partying into the wee hours. Sometime during their partying they drove their golf cart over our sewer hose. The picnic table at our site was carved up and wobbly. Looked like something out of the projects. The restrooms were so filthy that words could not describe it! They make state park restrooms look like a palace. Everyday trash was overflowing in all the trashcans, mostly from beer cans and liquor bottles. A camper across from us had a cooler full of beer stolen one night. I guess they were not interested in our water bottles and soda. There is not a camp host on site, so when the office is closed all staff leave. The only contact number left in cases of emergency is the local law enforcement. It is really sad! This could be a fantastic campground, but the owner has let it go. I blame the owner since they were obviously the one who hired the staff. My understanding is the owner of the campground also owns the Rockn’ R River Rides. That might explain why they prefer the drunken party crowds at their campground. If you want to hear more reviews check out their Facebook page. It will really let you know that this is a college type party campground. We will not be camping here again. - Texas Traveler
Mar 2016 - $40.00
1. This is not a place for a quiet getaway. It is close to the highway and there is quite a bit of traffic and road noise. But it is close to plenty of attractions and restaurants.
2. Excellent pools and hot tubs. There are 3 pools and hot tubs. One outdoor and two indoor. All clean and well maintained.
3. Laundry facilities. There are two, both clean. $1.50 per load.
4. Nice setup for entertaining kids. There is a swing/slide layout, a jungle gym, a web net, two inflated bouncy play areas, a ball toss area, a volleyball court and several indoor event areas with pool tables and arcade areas.
5. Their rates are on the high end because of the facilities and the proximity to all the New Braunfels attraction. We were there with a FMC chapter ralley. The posted price for our spot was $55.00
6. The Internet was sporadic and unreliable and the water pressure excellent. We did not use the TV hookup.
I would definitely recommend staying here if you you plan to use this as a base for the local attractions or have children and enjoy spending time at the pool. - PBW
Jul 2015 - $56.00
Decent proximity to Schlitterbahn, our reason for the visit to the area. Convenient pull-through sites with nice concrete patio area beside the site. Spectacular pool facilities. Picnic area with 2 large smokers and FREE oak wood available for smoking. Top notch kids' play areas. Live bands on weekend nights in and near main pool area were a welcome treat. Very quiet atmosphere in the the RV site section of this facility. More of a party atmosphere in the cabin area. Would have rated this a 10 overall, but the rates were a little high for daily stays. We would probably stay here again if we were there with more than just the 2 of us. - TxDorsey1975
Apr 2015 - $35.00
I gave it a higher score than last time only because they had my site where they were supposed to. Many long term trailers and workers here and park seems to be going down hill. Appears they are wanting more cabin business that RV. Now my site was a pull thru and pretty level, power and water good, cable worked pretty well. Friendly staff. I would stay here again if the price remains the same but only is the 300 section. - Robert and Monica
Jul 2015 - $33.00
Right on the river. Great adventure. - Becky Black
Aug 2011 - $25.00
I've been camping here for over 30 years. I was brought here first as a child by my folks. I love the rapids & shady campgrounds. - doreen1nadine
Jun 2009 - $40.00
I have been going to the river for 25 years. I have camped at almost everysite except this was our first time and last to camp at KL Ranch camp. I made our reservatons months in advance. We camped in site 94 which was right on the river. The view was beautiful but the camping experience was terrible. There is one road in and the same road out and it is not paved. There is a constant cloud of dust and dirt in the air. The campsites are not mowed or groomed and the tender trees are dried up and starving for a drink of water. The bathrooms are the most disgusting filthy bathrooms I have ever seen. We used our utility shower and other means of toileting and stayed clear of the restrooms. This is not for famillys as we had hoped it is all about getting drunk and bad language. When returning from dinner one night,they had locked the gate and we could not get back into our campsite. We drove around and around untill someone finally came and opned the locked gate so we could get into our site. They proceded to remind us that the gates lock at 10;30. We had returned at 11;00. I have never been locked in a camping area and don't intend to ever be again. Campers beware. The river is beautiful it's a shame greedy people have access to it, who are not putting any money or care into the camping end of it. - alltoheaven
Feb 2013 - $20.00
40 ft RV and toad. Had to disconnect so the toad did not stick out in the road. No Wi-Fi detected. Great restaurants in the area. Did not use public bathrooms. Just a basic place to stay overnight and not fancy or any amenities. People come to float the river in inner tubes. Yes trains are fifteen to sixty yards away. Run the a/c fan to screen the noise or stay down by the river. - Navychop
Oct 2009 - $20.00
Horrible, horrible, horrible is the only word to describe this campground (if anyone would even call this a campground!)!! First of all it is in a horrible location in New Braunfels, TX. You have to drive all over the city to get down into the area where they are located (WARNING: there is a bridge that only has an 11FT clearance on the way to the park)! It took us over 2 hours to FIND the place then another 3 hours trying to find someone to help us set up a reservation! Finally once someone did come to "help" (a Workamper that had NO CLUE what she was talking about) she couldn't answer most of our questions! She flip flopped her stories about how much the rate was per night then couldn't answer us on how much a monthly rate was. They don't offer a weekly rate. After she stared at her computer screen, which seemed for hours, she finally told us we owe $60 for TWO nights during OFF season! I then explained that we only wanted TWO nights (like I originally stated) but for some reason she just couldn't figure out on her calendar of how to change the dates! Then her rate she quoted us first was $15/night then jumped up to $20/night! A Wal-Mart parking lot is MUCH more pleasant than this place. There are SEVERAL LOUD TRAINS that go blaring past the park - VERY VERY LOUD and constant...all day...all night! I could post more but I think you get the drift of what this place is. Keep in mind this place does flood! On a positive note it is located on Comal River. Crystal clear water and excellent for tubing and fishing. There are many beautiful campgrounds in this area of Texas - this just so happens to NOT be one of them. The people there (that live there and work there) are very rude and not helpful! Move on down the road and give your money to a campground that wants to welcome you with open arms! I normally would never post anything negative or rude but I believe that people need to be aware of the truth! - Legacy
Sep 2009 - $20.00
We were here in the off season and the place was not crowded. The host did warn us about the trains that come through the night and they were loud!. That is really the only complaint. I would recommend this park if you do not have anything over 35 foot. - sb09
Nov 2015 - $35.00
Great place to stay. Very clean and great scenario. Full hookups. Staff was friendly. Had quite a few winter birds staying there but everyone was friendly. We loved our stay and will stay again without a doubt. River is right there and was able to hear it when we sat outside. Deer was around when we drove up and down river road. - George Faust
Nov 2014 - $20.00
Best in Texas. Huge sites, excellent Wi-Fi, staff is the best. Along the river, with a lot of wildlife around. - coldsmoke
Feb 2013 - $35.00
Nice, quiet place on the river; country setting, friendly campers and staff. No cable TV , so a dish is nice to have. River is stocked with trout. Will stay here again - Farmer45
Jun 2012 - $15.00
We have a 44' RV and it is a bit difficult to maneuver. It is not really designed for rig’s that large. It is mostly a tent camping place. It is very dusty. The sites are dirt and grass. The sites closer to the water have shade. The big field for tents does not. They have small cabins available for rent, but I never saw inside of them, and do not know the cost. For the RV, we paid $15/person/night. In addition to that, they charge for water and electricity, I think it is $5/night. We do not utilize the restrooms, but I know they have free showers, and sometimes there is a line on busy weekends. There is a bar on-site, and a grill on the weekends. They also have live bands outdoors at night on the weekends. It is a party atmosphere each time we have been here. You can buy ice on site, $3/bag. You can rent tubes ($15/per person, rent 3, get the 4th on free) here. They will shuttle you, or you can get in the water here and float to a pick-up point. You can sit in chairs or tubes/rafts in the water and not float if you choose to do so. They have a sand volleyball area. I do not recall seeing any other play areas for children. If there is a problem with unruly guests, you just go to the office and report it, and they will take care of it! We saw that first hand this weekend. They have a dog painted in their logo, floating in a tube, which is misleading because they do not allow pets. They do, however, have a resident cat. There are containers everywhere for you to recycle beer/soda cans. I believe a couple of the sites have fire pits. - SmileyInFrswd
Jun 2008 - $53.00
This is more a tent campers place. I have tent camped here many times and this was the first time I took my travel trailer here. It was very difficult to maneuver and park, luckily I had rented an additional spot for some friends that were tent camping. The road to the RV sites is one lane wide and like I said does not allow for easy parking. The showers are free and there is always a party atmosphere, lots of people cutting from the parking lot through our campsite to their camp site or the river. I have a long bed, quad cab truck with a bumper pull travel trailer. Others also had a difficult when it came time to pull out, one in a 5'er and the other in a large bus type RV. - FrogDog26
Apr 2016 - $48.00
Park is changing owners, so it was difficult to reach anyone. We arrived on the day of a bad storm and some people had been told earlier to leave due to flooding. When we arrived, the storm was downgraded so we stayed and had no flooding. The river is right there and has a small boat ramp. Also the FWY is right above you. Nice dog park with bags. Ducks and squirrels to keep you entertained. No pool. Seemed really pricey considering the FWY noise and no pool. But close to relatives, so good for a few days. Level, cement pads with a table at each and a little grass. Very clean grounds. - Jodie S
Feb 2016 - $52.00
A little unusual. Excellent facilities. Well placed hookups. Good wifi and cable. Located on Guadalupe river bank between and below two bridges over the river. Staff very friendly and helpful. Will probably stay here again. - MSTraveler
Oct 2015 - $30.00
Interesting location - right on the Guadalupe River, but almost under I-35. The park is clean, with very nice concrete sites. Excellent utility hookups. Friendly staff. But, the highway noise is horrendous. Fortunately for us, it was hot and the a/c in the motorhome helped drown out the road noise. Understanding the noise level, I would stay here again when passing through the area. - DreamCaptn
Jun 2013 - $40.00
I like this campground. It is nice during the week. The weekends always are crowded so we try to avoid those days. If you have a large trailer some of the sites at the end are very hard to manuver into and out. Bring an extension cord/water hose, as if you back your trailer into site, the hookups are at the front. Camp Hosts are friendly and helpful. Good place to stay on the river. - TEXASBOY
Sep 2011 - $40.00
This was our first time camping along the Guadelupe River. In this park, most of the sites are right on the river - terrific view! Most of the sites have shade and are level. The staff are friendly. For kids, there is not much to do at this park other than float in the river, however, Canyon Lake is close and San Antonio and some state parks are less than an hour away. There is also a camp store, which came in handy. The sites are not too close together, but most of the even numbered sites do not have the electric/water hook-ups on the right side. This means you need an extension cord for power and another hose - and you have these hoses/cords all over the campsite. Luckily, we were able to borrow one from the office, since we didn't have any. We stayed over Labor Day weekend, and there were a lot of families, but also people who really wanted to party (loud music until late). Guess this is to be expected on a holiday weekend. There are no full hook-ups and only one dump station, so make sure you leave early on the day you head out. - User1960
Mar 2010 - $32.00
We have been camping on the Guadalupe River for 30 years and have camped here for the past 13. We wanted a more family oriented campground when our kids began bringing our grand kids camping. We love this campground. It is the best location on the river. Almost half the sites are directly on the river and the rest are right across the camp road from it. From one end to the other the camp has rapids, slower deep water, and a wonderful natural gravel beach area for family fun with small children. The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful beyond what should be expected. The camp is kept clean and the bathrooms are cleaned at least twice daily. Loud, rowdy campers are warned, then sent packing if they can not maintain a decent manner and the quiet time of 10 p.m. is enforced. There is a small store right next door and also an outfitter so all the basics are in walking distance. We would not stay anywhere else, nor would our kids and all the many friends who have camped with us over the years. They have a good number of tent sites with electricity and the bulk of the sites have both water and electricity. Dogs under 15 pounds are allowed in campers but no dogs are allowed in tents. The only negative is that they have such a steady clientele it is hard to get a weekend reservation during the summer. Fourth generations of families are still camping here. They must be doing something right. - bettyboop4
Jul 2015 - $45.00
The park actually has a lot of potential, but just needs to pay attention to some details. It has been operating under a time share type membership until recently so their business model has changed. There are a lot of amenities--pools, mini golf, etc. which are nice if you have a family. It's also at the end of river road so you don't have the party scene like some other places on river road. The campground and cabins are separate, so you either have a long walk or a short car ride to get to mini golf and one of the pools.
The roads going into the campground need some work; some pot holes and stuff that make it a rough ride. Also, believe they are short staffed as we asked about getting the grass cut, and were told they would try. Two weeks and no cutting!! - TheRestlessYoungs
Jul 2015 - $44.00
We have stayed here many times over the past few years and have watched the park go from a pleasant place to a profit only motivated park. We have stayed our last time here and will never return.
The pools and restrooms facilities are nice, but that is the only good thing I can say.
Don't be deceived by the pictures on the website. Unless you are one of their favored members or friends, they will stick you in the back on a lot of crushed rock with no grass or shade and very tight space. Make reservations first and if they tell you the only site you can have is 62 - 77, pass this park by and go to Walmart. Walmart provides a nicer area then these. The ONLY nice areas are in the older section at the front of the park.
This park is in a valley and because of the surrounding hills, there is NO cell coverage (despite what the website says). No TV coverage either. Wi-Fi is a hit and miss when it is up, it is extremely weak and more often than not, it is down. Before I checked it this time, I had been reassured that the problems with Wi-Fi had been resolved. - not so.
Website states that they have a snack bar - not so. They have closed it down with no plans to reopen.
The main person at the front desk that you have to deal with to make site selection is very rude.
There are other parks in the area that offer a better value. - User3755
Jul 2015 - $44.00
Rude new employee at check-in. We have been coming here for over a year and usually stay several months at a time. Never again. You can no longer use any of the nice spots at the front. Can't reserve them. The sites at the back are the only ones available. They have no cement or gravel on the sites, just sharp large rocks. No shade, no trees, no grass. Very, very narrow spaces. Lots of ants and wasps. Miserable and depressing spots. And no refunds if you don't like it. Office is very picky about anyone coming to visit you. They will be charged. No security over in the campgrounds. - Thee saint