Date of Stay: November, 2008 - $25.00
Camp Eagle is a Christian adventure camp deep in the boonies of South Texas. It is approximately 8 miles from the main highway. That's 8 miles of (at times rugged) dirt road, which can mean 20-30 minute drive to the camp from the highway. Although rocky, the dirt park road is still accessible to big rigs and those towing large trailers. Just go slowly. Camp Eagle allows individual camping outside of their peak months (June and July) with a max stay of 6 nights. The sites are basic. They are simply a series of electrical boxes and water spigots next to the dirt park road. Spaces are not very level, but are spaced far apart with lots of trees around. Each site has a picnic table, water spigots (most of which leaked) and 30 amp breaker boxes. The bathrooms are primitive buildings with toilets and showers. The hot water was not working when we went, but we were told this was not usually the case. Although the campsite and bathroom facilities left something to be desired, the camp itself was beautiful. It is right on the Nueces River and swimming, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking are all available activities. They have a swimming pool and nice coffee house with TV. The "coffee house" part is usually not open unless there's a retreat going on, so off-season (i.e. - not part of a Christian retreat) campers shouldn't expect it to be available. They also have a great frisbee golf course available, basketball and beach volleyball courts. The grounds were kept well manicured and maintained with regular mowings. There is a very fun zipline available as well as rockclimbing, repelling, and a sherpa tour. All or these cost money, however. The prices were cheap...$10 per family for each activity. The staff is among the nicest and most accommodating we've encountered and were always excited to show us an activity or help us. Since Camp Eagle is in the boonies, the stars at night are breathtaking. If you don't mind somewhat meager bathroom and site facilities, and are looking for a fun camp to spend a weekend at and seclusion in nature, I highly recommend Camp Eagle. Going as a group with other families is even more fun. It's worth the drive and poor facilities. We camped at Camp Eagle in a Tent Trailer.