14 RV Parks near Riesel, Texas
Mar 2017 - $32.00
I wonder about the other reviews. We called for reservations and was told, "just come in" . Not too professional. when we got there, the roads were very rutty and poor. We looked at what was there camper wise and it looked sad. We did not stay. From the look we got this place is overrated. - waxhands
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
May 2017 - $30.00
We called the owners wife to inquire about occupancy after issues with another park in Waco. She was very accommodating and told us we could check in that day. We drove to the park and chose a back in spot close to the river, plenty of shade and hookups worked well. There was a weather issue a few weeks later, which was no fault of the park. We sustained minor damage and moved to a pull in spot. The owners gave us half off of our rent for the inconvenience of having to move. This was not expected , but greatly appreciated. This park is not new, but we had no issues driving on the road by the pool to our pull in spot. The grass was not level, but setting up a few boards both under the leveling jack and the mat outside our door did the trick. The pool is clean and was welcoming in the hot spring heat. Unlike some other parks, this one truly cares about its customers. Any issues we had would be directed to the owners and they were dealt with promptly. We are planning on going back in September for another 6 weeks! - awh825
May 2017 - $27.00
Other than the fact that they had 50 amp service, sewer and water and a pool (which we didn't use) I really disliked this park. From the moment we pulled in I thought about leaving. We had to call a number to find someone to find us a site. I had called in advance. The owner was very pleasant and said her husband should be around somewhere. He was checking someone else in at the moment. Sure enough he came and asked if we could back our rig up. I told him his wife said we could have a pull through, then he said there was one left. We had to drive down around the pool, and someone else had done that and nearly took out their pool pump which was at the edge of the road. There were huge ruts we were trying to avoid, and boards on the other side of the road. When we got to the spot it was quite a bit uphill, but then a narrow, fairly level pad, long enough for us to leave our truck hooked up. HOWEVER, the pad was so narrow that we had to get out an extra step to get up our steps, it was quite a dropoff into grass that needed mowing. There were also poop land mines from dogs that hadn't been picked up. The services worked well. Someone was playing loud music till we fell asleep, then at 2:20 am a very LOUD train woke me up. The trains started up again around 5 am. From the well written description about this campsite, all of which appears to be true, just left out a lot, I was expecting a brand new campground. This one is rough around the edges. The owner's husband told us "see that building over there, there's a gold slot to put your money in". I had asked the owner about a discount for military or aarp or anything, and was told she would give me the 10% off, but I didn't expect to have to put cash in a slot. I thought $30 less the $3 was way overpriced for this park. Also, there is a pipeline buried just feet from the campers, and there was some animal (dog, coyote?) howling in the night. - Ginny H
Jun 2017 - $30.00
Very clean grounds, great staff. Power and water were great, no complaints. Would stay here again. - Bert338
Apr 2017 - $27.00
This is a beautiful small park. Except for the long term residents, who have some of the rattiest rigs I've ever seen. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Enjoyed all the grass and trees. Wifi was good, an amazing number of cable channels. Satellite not available in all sites. There were a couple of dogs roaming free, but I don't think they belonged to anybody in the park. Close to Waco and all the attractions. Lots of restaurants, stores and everything you need close by. We will come back here again. - fulltimerjan
Feb 2017 - $27.00
Staff who checked us in was awesome. She gave us so many ideas on where to go to take in the surrounding area. I really wanted to like this park but it didn't fulfill our needs. I don't like dogs roaming freely and owners not cleaning up after them. We had power issues 111 volts on each side when the park added a few new campers. The campground could use some good old fashioned care. We camped here in a 40' motorhome. PS: The day we left our neighbor who was a long term camper cleaned up in front of their and our coach a full large kitchen bag of her dogs waste---disgusting. - illini777
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
Sep 2017 - $42.00
This RV park is right on IH35 convenient to McClane, the silos etc. yes, you have road noise but with running Ac it died down at night. The park has the NICEST park host I've ever dealt with! You won't be disappointed - but come in with an open mind. We drove in and out but after reading reviews decided to give it a shot. I am so glad we did. What a nice park and host. Oh by the way -there is only ONE Ft camper who happens to work at the park. So other reviews are not correct. We talked a long time with him about the reviews. Don't be quick to judge. He is working hard on this park. I would definitely come back. The $42 for big slabs that is tax includes and wifi. Also have showers and laundry room. - Pdcsjc
Aug 2017 - $45.00
Called in morning. Staff said just call when get to exit and to detach tow vehicle before getting there. Did that and called. He did not remember us. Luckily he had 2 spots. Site was ok. Laundry room not clean. Could not find bathrooms. No paperwork given showing facilities as is the norm in other parks. It's very informal. No cable. As for price per night, staff asked if we had a washer & dryer in our coach. Normal price is $42 night, but since we had the w/d, it would be $45 night as it takes up a lot of electricity. First time this has ever happened and we've been cross country in 17 states and never heard this before. Staff was nice and cheerful, but $45 night too much for this place. - Birdiebird
Aug 2017 - $40.00
Stayed here 2 nights while we visited the Silos's that were 10 min away. Our site was great, new concrete pad, very spacious, picnic table, lots of grass and shade trees for the dogs. Mark the owner was very nice and helpful, took us to our site, made sure we were okay, and gave us directions. Permanent campers were friendly. It rained and the mosquitoes were terrible so bring bug spray! Wifi was intermittent but that was okay, great TV reception. We will definitely stay here again. - Michelin
Sites: 200 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 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
Jul 2017 - $14.00
This park is very to a busy road and is very loud with traffic all night including big trucks. The trees are in need of trimming back so they don't scrape the top of the rv's trying to get into the sites. The sites on top of the hill are 50 amps but there are only a few. The sites near the lake at the bottom of the hill are 30 amps and has a great view of the lake. It's shady in most sites. The grass and weeds are very high. No mowing has been done at this park in many months. We were there for July 4th and the park was full. There were lots of campers in tents and the grass was so high it was bad to not be able to see a snake. We love the location of this park. It is on the beautiful lake and close to town but it needs lots of maintenance that it's not getting. - Linda Griff
Jun 2017 - $26.00
Not big rig friendly. Interior roads are narrow, turns into & out of sites that are not radiused to allow movement into or out of site w/o going off of the road surface. - mikey4813
Jun 2017 - $14.00
Paved interior roads and sites. Covered Picnic table at each site. 50 amp locations are right off a very busy highway so lots of traffic noise all the time including at night. Too much noise for us, we will not stay here again for that reason. - runamuka
Aug 2017 - $15.00
We literally bought our first RV and then drove it straight here for the month so we could spend time moving in and getting used to how everything worked on the trailer, in preparation for full time travel. The day before we picked up the trailer, I called 9 parks around the Dallas area and they were all booked. My 10th call was to I-35 RV Park and I was very relieved when they said I didn't need a reservation because "they are never full." Whew! Crisis averted.
The park was very large (200 spots) and had a mix a people living there full time, staying for a while, and over-nighters. All sites are FHU. One of the full time residents is an RV technician who will make "house calls." I had to use him for a water pump issue I couldn't figure out. He was courteous and fair on pricing (<$70 for 1 hour labor & $11 part).
There is small fenced dog area, but we took our dog into the massive back patch of land and let him run off-leash (responsibly, of course!) Breakfast from 7-9am for a donation. Pool was nice. You can receive packages in the mail room (include your lot #). 2 Laundry rooms on-site. They have partial shade, full shade, covered, and no shade spots; pull-throughs and back-ins.
If you stay the month, you will pay $0.14/kWh for electric and you will need to throw down a deposit; $150 for 50amp. We used $136 for the month of July with 1 air conditioner. Significant Highway noise if you are in the front half of the park. Friendly staff and neighbors. No complaints for our month long stay. - Unknown_Normal
Jul 2017 - $35.00
Dog park, dog wash, free breakfast (but please tip the cooks), easy on/off I-35, long pull-thru sites, little highway noise, many other benefits. - estrellatejasbonita
May 2017 - $35.00
Overall a good place for over night parking. A nice big pool area, game and a fitness room and a free breakfast. The streets are paved, the sides are gravel/sand mix with grass on each side. They also have a smaller driving range and a nice dog area, only the free wifi was a pain in the a... but Verizon offered us with 3 bars a strong LTE signal so we used our smartphone as a hotspot. On the negative side are the restrooms and the shower (yes THE shower) because they have only one shower and two toilets on the men side, which is not enough for a campground in this size! - Columbus
Apr 2017 - $12.00
We stayed here for one week in a fifth wheel, enjoyed our stay. The sites are well separated and private although there are few trees, mostly grassy areas. The restrooms are a fair distance from the sites, but we did not use them. The dump site is difficult to use as the connections are on a raised concrete platform, difficult to use if you are using a tote. - estegw
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
Jul 2017 - $26.00
First visit to this park. Our site, #30, had no shade and it was 104 degrees. Many sites had shade. Nice aluminum picnic table on grated surface. Most concrete pads were extra long and spacious. Signage to the park is poor. Their sign sits back off the street at the entrance. The grass/weeds needed mowing, it was over our ankles and lots of burrs. We enjoyed our weekend get away in Waco but might look at other campground options next time. - CIndy Davis
Jul 2017 - $10.00
We had a nice waterfront site. Nice views of the lake. Not a lot of shade for our trailer. It got pretty hot for 4 days, about 101 each day. The water felt good and made the temperatures bearable. The mornings were really nice until about noon. The camphosts were very nice. We will stay again though it will probably be spring time. - TEXASBOY
Jun 2017 - $22.00
Nice COE park. Electricity was good at 50 amps. Our site was in view of the lake with a nice breeze and had a perfect place for the kids to play in the water with gradual slope and no drop offs that i found. (Our little one kept waterwings on though.)Bring swimming shoes because it is very rocky. Bathrooms are old but very clean and the showers are basic but good and private. The toilets have too much pressure so be careful when flushing. Grocery stores within 5 miles, also saw a restaurant along the way. It is also near the "Mammoth Site. " ( a new national momument where a mammoth nursery was found. Bike riding was good and easy enough for children. The sites are level and roomy and the tables were in good shape. There was also a fire ring at each site as well as a barbque. This park suffered flooding a few years ago and was closed but they have worked hard to clean it up. - timetorun12