12 Parks near Riesel, Texas
Oct 2013 - $27.00
Front desk lady was very polite. Clean restrooms, showers, laundry area, and even a kitchen area next to the rec room (you MIGHT get Wi-Fi in the rec room). Cable not available at the time we were there. There were probably less than a dozen people camping there when we were there; most of those appeared to be 'living' there. Originally, this RV park was built to house construction crew for the new power plant. Now that the power plant is established, the park is open to the public. It's next to a train track and usually the trains quit running before midnight. They had not maintained the grounds, but on the day that we left, they were mowing the tall grass/weeds - which made it look a lot better. It served our purpose for staying in Riesel and visiting family. Alert - staying during a rainy season is not a good idea; your coach WILL sink in the mud. - Love To RV
Apr 2010 - $33.00
This campground was put in for construction workers building a nearby power plant and is geared toward long-term renters. Not much to look at but the sites are long and access is easy to Hwy 6. Nights were quiet. If you are in the area and don't want to drive to Waco this makes a good stopover spot. The clubhouse is decent and guests may use the kitchen. Showers are private bathroom style and clean but very basic. Expensive nightly rate for what you get but worth it to us for the convenience. - RetiredAtLast
Jun 2016 - $25.00
We were camping at another RV campground and were flooded out. So we called and they said sure come on over and we will find a spot for you. Very nice staff: owner was very helpful. Site was concrete with lots of room between rigs. I would highly recommend. - Jim Burton
Jun 2016 - $28.00
This park is on the outskirts of Waco and is sort of hard to find. There appeared to be quite a few long term residents but the site were pretty well maintained. My site was a pull thru with room for my pull behind. The site had a fairly level concrete pad but due to recent rains any area off of the pad was wet and muddy. The utilities were well located and in good condition. The Wi-Fi and the cable worked well. On the negative side there appeared to be only one male and one female bathroom and shower equipped for one person at a time. It was clean when I used it. I would stay at the park again if in area. - trav
Apr 2016 - $28.00
The price reflects 50 amp service. We stayed at this primarily to visit the Mammoth Monument, about 20 minutes away. The person checking us in was pleasant. The sites are reasonably spaced and level. Most of the sites have at least some shade. There are obviously many long-term residents, but that was fine with us. It was nice and quiet at night since it is a ways out in the country. Unfortunately, there are many large bright street lights, so not dark at night. We had very good Verizon data and voice. The park WiFi was exceptionally good. We were able to get satellite through the trees. We did use their laundry, which is on the honor system (pay when done at the office) and was $1.50 per wash and the same per dry. The laundry room was disappointing. The machines were old and rusting and the laundry room was quite dirty. We would stay here again, but would certainly not use the laundry. - TheJim
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Our stay at Flat Creek Farm was by happenstance. All our first choice campgrounds, which were COE on Lake Waco, were closed due to flooding. We were able to snag a few nights at Flat Creek Farm but not as many as we wanted. The campgrounds that were not closed due to flooding were booked pretty solid from taking in all us displaced campers.
Power was excellent, water pressure good, Verizon service was strong and the campground WiFi was so-so. Even with a WiFi booster it was tough to stay connected. A couple of times I had to give up and switch to my jetpack to complete what I was doing.
Previous posts talk about the odd parking arrangements. We had one of these and it had the nose of our 5th wheel really close to the nose of our neighbor's 5th wheel. Luckily our neighbor was on a monthly plan and only there on weekend days, so we only saw them on the day of our arrival.
Landscaping is well done and cared for. Sites are gravel and level with grassy space between neighbors on the camper door side. No fire pit, no grill and no table. And they are very protective of their grass, no mats are allowed. Really nothing is allowed on the grass.
The office was not staffed the entire time of our three day stay. They were good at responding to the over-the-web registration and when I called the phone number I was given on my check-in email, they answered promptly.
Not as affordable as a COE campground but very nice. I would stay here again if lower cost options are not available. - jperry29
Jun 2016 - $35.00
The park is mostly permanent resident, but to us that's not a problem if it's clean and this one is. The only downgrade is you have to do reservations via internet, never saw the owners or hosts, but no problems. Kind of odd setup with side by side pull this, but they generally work OK. Overall nice park. Moving to this area so probably will stay here again. - 7 on the road
Mar 2016 - $35.00
Very nice, grounds reall keep up. At check in staff was very friendly and helpfull. Nice pull thru sites, good water pressure. Not far from Waco. I would stay here again. - eav1952
May 2016 - $40.00
Great owner/mgr. Older park, lots of trees, but manageable for getting around. Our site was a little tricky to get into, but the mgr. asked for the keys to the long bed, double cab pickup and backed the 30' trailer into the spot on a level concrete slab with handy hookups. Dish TV hookup available, but we didn't use it. Clean, comfortable, friendly park. When outside, the I-35 noise is constant, but didn't hear it in the trailer. Not a fancy place, but a good stop with a number of long-termers. - siftndirt
May 2016 - $39.00
Older park. site was generously sized with concrete pad and patio and BBQ. Full hookups all worked. Dish satellite worked great but probably wouldn't in most sites due to trees. Didn't use WiFi as our Verizon worked just fine. Owner is as awesome as stated in other reviews. Right off highway so road noise is constant. If you are coming from the north on I-35, make sure you use the directions provided by "ParkMark." Easier access than GPS directions. - Jamul
May 2016 - $40.00
Our stay at Northcrest was relaxing. The owner/manager knows all his tenants and works very hard to stay in touch with them. His attitude is one of a smile and a handshake. You can see the pride he takes in owning his park.
If you are looking for an upscale resort then continue on. If you are wanting to relax and feel safe in a beautiful town then come on in. The park is well laid out with shade trees and some flowers. The manager will back you in. This is helpful after a full day of travel.
One negative is the I-35 traffic. But with fans, heaters, or air on the noise is drowned out.
Yes, we will be back. Camped here in March 2016 also. - jagarraway
Waco, Texas (map) | (254) 776-1660
Sites: 200 | Latest Rate: $1.00 | 2 Reviews
Aug 2015 - $1.00
We didn't actually stay here. We wanted to but when we arrived we approached the office and were advised that they did not allow the general public to camp here. Their RV facilities are purely for events that are being held in the complex. Thought we had better make this observation so that no one else turns up expecting to just camp at any time. - KiwiRVer
Nov 2010 - $20.00
We like to stay at fairgrounds because there is lots of room to move around in a big rig towing a big trailer plus fairgrounds don't have lots of amenities that we don't use and don't pay for. This was a great fairgrounds but "checking in" was ridiculous, clearly the left hand had no idea what the right hand was doing. There were many pull thrus on level hard asphalt and/or dirt. Many Back in against fences. Most sites were water and varied electric (30 or 50 amp). Also there are vast areas to walk a dog. We would stay here again. There is a lot to do in the Waco area and this is a good location to do them from. - tpw0607
Mar 2016 - $24.00
This is our 4th visit to this nice COE park. The park was in good shape when we arrived but after several inches of rain this past week, the boat ramp is now flooded and some sites in low areas under the trees are a boggy mess. The Corps was very busy cleaning up so I'm sure the park will be up to speed again shortly. There's nothing they can do when the lake rises so fast. This was spring break for Waco kids and every site was full despite the rain. Book your site online at recreation.gov. Nothing much has changed from my previous reviews. - Danno
Feb 2016 - $22.00
We stayed in #8 for 6 nights which had ample room and hookups were easy. The sight is gravel which is ok, but leaves and sticks around which we cleaned. View of the lake was the best part. Quiet until the weekend, then fairly noisy. One night 2 card horns were being blasted at 11pm for about 10 minutes. BUT, the worst was the restrooms and showers! They were not touched the entire time. TP all gone by the last morning. Showers and doors broken. It's a shame since it could be a really nice park with just minimal attendence. - LovesCamping_jo
Nov 2015 - $24.00
No big changes since my March 2015 review. However, the park seems to be in disrepair perhaps due to recent heavy rains. The boat ramp is closed and the paved road is crumbling in places. Grass & weeds were 2 foot high. I'm guessing the Army Corps has its hands full and just hasn't gotten to this park to clean up. Hopefully they will have the park back up to speed soon. - Danno
Apr 2016 - $33.00
Listed as a resort. Way far from a resort. Gravel spots almost level. WiFi good 1st night 2nd night off and on. No TV hookups at all. No cable. They list free hot breakfast then ask for donations. Just not my kind of a resort. Just a OK spot to overnight. - BAMA
Apr 2016 - $32.00
Good for a one or 2 night stay. Right on I-35 so there is easy access into the park. WiFi was ok but not great. Sites are pull through but kind of close together. Had another motor home with slide outs next to me and if I had slide outs, it would have touched their slide outs. Other sites were fine for slide outs. Verizon air card worked fine, and Verizon phone had 3 bars most of the time. Big mowed field to walk your dog in. Roads are adequate in the park to maneuver on. Free breakfast at their café on site. They just opened an exercise room. - Paul_L63
Mar 2016 - $33.00
Good for an overnight stop and big rig friendly. Free breakfast in the morning is a nice touch. Sites are a mixture of gravel and grass and are packed down very well. There are no picnic tables or patios. They say they have over 200 big pull-thru sites, but most are occupied by long-term RVs. There seems to be enough upfront sites to fulfill the overnight demands. Plenty of room to walk the dogs, but there is no fenced-in area to let them run. We would stay here again if traveling and needed an overnight spot even though this park fast approaching needed road and site maintenance. - Gone to the Dog Show
Oct 2015 - $20.00
Good park, out of the way and right on the Lake Waco. No sewer hookups and a so so dump station, needs help! Lots of wild life, as we witnessed Foxes, Skunks, Lots of Deer. Weekends are packed. Gate Hosts watch the park like a hawk. I have stayed here several times before and will go back. Good place to relax and have fun. - Gearitis
Sep 2015 - $10.00
A Lake park with acceptable sites on a point out in the lake. Nothing special as far as we are concerned. A solid 6 on our scale.
Others may like the low cost or the proximity to the lake, but other than that it's just OK.
Bath Room (there was only one) was hot, old, and unpleasant. - Creativepart
Apr 2015 - $20.00
The park is clean and well kept, although the restrooms left something to be desired. The park is far enough from the highway so there are no traffic noises, but there are cars driving through the park from the time it gets dark until about midnight. I am not sure if the gate is left open or why there is so much traffic, as the park is at the end of a long road. Also the park has no pet rules. While we were there one camper had 3 dogs and another had 4, and they barked from 6 AM until late evening. My overall rating would have been a 10 if not for the traffic and the dogs barking. We would and have recommended this park to friends. - oldtimers
Apr 2016 - $10.00
This is yet another beautiful COE park on the shores of Lake Waco. As its name implies, it is right next to the airport which makes it very convenient if you are touring in the Waco area. The airport doesn't get many flights so that's not a problem. What is a problem is the signage for getting here. Your GPS has no problem getting you to Skeet Eason Road but most likely will direct you to the day-use area instead of the RV park. It is marked as Airport Park Beach. Don't turn there; go another half mile down the road to Airport Park on the left. The signs for this turn are poor and don't have the normal COE logo. Even within the park the signage is poor. We were in site 22 which is a decent-sized pull-through on the lake. However, the signs show "right turn for boat ramp" and "right turn for sites" but what they don't say is that the two turns are on successive roads, one right after the other. Not too much of a problem since there was plenty of room to turn around at the boat ramp. All in all it is a great place to stay and isn't more than 10 minutes off I-35. Our site had a huge metal picnic table and a shelter. - docj
May 2015 - $12.00
Always enjoy staying here when we come to Waco/Baylor University. With a 36' HM and a tow dolly, we use Google Earth to pick a good site that allows us to pull through. The Reserve America\Recreation.gov web site descriptions are NOT always correct as to access, sewer hookups. You can always call the office for clarification if necessary.
The sites are great. Paved and level. Most have a covered picnic table. All have a fire ring & water. We chose a nice lake-side spot without trees since the weather was expected to be poor and we figured the satellite was going to be used (it was). A number of the sites are treed and that's a good thing in the Texas summer. Again, Google Earth is your friend.
The RV sites aren't close together so there's a modicum of privacy which is nice. Around dusk or sunrise is a good time to go for a long walk and see the wildlife around the area. Deer are all over the place. Lots of roadrunners and the usual collection of other Texas critters as well.
All-in-all a great COE operation. - GTN_and_Catz
Mar 2015 - $10.00
The park is situated on Waco Lake. Our site, #63, backed right up to the water and the showers were right across the road. It was beautiful, although it probably would have been pretty hot in the summer. A lot of the other sites had a lot more trees than this one, but since it wasn't hot out we loved the site. The site had a grill, a fire ring and a covered picnic table. We drove around the park just at dusk and saw lots of deer and roadrunners. We would definitely camp here again! - Robert Dimmick
Aug 2013 - $20.00
This park is old and not a typical COE that I have visited over the years. Lots of shade by the Cedar scrub trees. Lots of bugs especially spiders. Webs are created by the minute. Great Lake views, some covered concrete picnic tables. Not maintained at all. Bathrooms are bug infested, hot, and they are pit toilets. Great place if you are going to boat and so use the day resources around the corner. Its an OK place for a couple days. Oh, and Electrical was pretty low voltage wise. We had campers next door and when their air conditioner came on and my air was on the voltage went to less than 108 volts. I can only image if there were any more campers on the same circuit. Will go back but will be well prepared with bug spray, brooms to knock down webs, plenty of candles, foggers, and a high pressure washer to wash the picnic tables, shelter, and concrete slab off before we use it. - Gearitis