San Felipe, Texas

Stephen F. Austin State Park

San Felipe, Texas



San Felipe, Texas
Phone: (979) 885-3613

Sites: 80
Recent Rate: $32 2/2016

Latitude: 29.8146551611563
Longitude: -96.1089080489349

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Sprint Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Sprint
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing yes
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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32 Reviews

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starwind

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $32.00
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Although we had to wait a while until the office opened over the lunch hour, check was easy and fast. Sites are a little narrow, but all are pull through. This state park has sewer which most do not although sewer inlet is 3-4 inches above ground level which makes dumping a little inconvenient. Only 30 amp in our site but utilities are easily accessible. Restrooms and showers, while a little dated, were clean. Sites are well separated and level. Many walking trails and good birding opportunities. We have been here before and will return. We camped at Stephen F. Austin State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

They are rebuilding the bridge, so you need to make a U-turn after checking in at the office and then follow an clearly marked detour to the capmsites

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rcheathtx

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $22.00
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Nice park, mostly quiet (they were repairing the entrance bridge and ran the pile driver into the night). Great sites, all level, all drive thru, full hook ups. Some of the trails were closed due to obstacles. Only complaint regards esthetics. Fallen trees everywhere. Wish they would let you gather fallen wood. Nice fires and cleaner appearance for the parks. We camped at Stephen F. Austin State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Fishing (no license required in state parks), trails, and golf course.

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dns718

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $32.00
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This state park is about 3 miles north of I-10. We stopped for a couple of nights as a brief stay over on our way from San Antonio to the Houston area, sandwiched in time between the last part of the very busy Thanksgiving weekend and deer hunting season, in which they clear the park completely. As noted on their website, they are rebuilding the main bridge into the park and will require campers following the usual check-in at their front gate, to backtrack a bit to Peters San Felipe Road and come in a temporary detour to the camping areas themselves. Looks like folks didn't factor in the "daily admission" fee of $5pp, which brings the rate close to $32/nite (annual pass may economize some). The park is a scenic forest that includes large trees (a few native pecan) and Spanish Moss, and the Brazos River. We encountered an extremely wet period that was good for restoring Texas' aquifer following years of drought, but made for dreary camping with closed trails. During more seasonal weather, the ample campsites with tables and fire rings provides space for enjoyable if not completely private camping, with quiet nights (and lots of deer grazing nearby). Park staff at the front office were congenial and efficient, hosts not seen much. Diminishing the parks attractiveness in our view were the single small, outdated bathroom / shower facility servicing all the spread-out campers with no paved or gravel trail (if you are not nearby it is effectively useless as it can entail hiking along the road a fair ways), and the tight, unlandscaped, rough not-quite-level asphalt road pull-outs (there are no back-ins here). Buildings appear in need of a repainting or at least application of a good de-mossing agent. Probably nice enough when weather is cooperative and not crowded but dated facilities, camp layout and infrastructure bring this down a notch compared to other similar Texas lake facilities rated on rvparkreviews. We camped at Stephen F. Austin State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The recommended area is on the Northern / Eastern outer loop (high 30's), probably due to proximity to river and restrooms. Note though that dump station is also in that area, and a notable hum emanates from a water treatment facility on the Eastern side. Southern sites in the low numbers are close to a children's playground.

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MelindaK

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $22.00
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This state park has full hookups and large sites. As a previous post stated the more private sites are on the outside of the loop, but none of the sites are truly private. They do mow a large section around each site, which is great as some parks barely mow around the picnic area. Would love to see a little under growth between the sites for privacy. Beware the water pressure is low and it fluctuates at times to very low. The way the sewer pipe is done makes it hard to completely drain your sewer hose. The park host mentioned that they are in the process of going through the RV sites and trimming up the trees, which is needed as I was not able to pull through the pull thru site because of low hanging limbs. Note that after heavy rain some of the sites have large puddles of standing water. As others have mentioned the bridge into the park is being rebuilt so there is a little detour. Nice hiking trails, but most of them were closed because of being flooded. Great birding area, but the mesquitos were so bad that I could not stay at the wildlife viewing for being eaten alive. There is shopping and restaurants nearby in Sealy and Katy. We camped here in a travel trailer. Would definitely stay here again when in the area. If the sites had more privacy and there was good water pressure I would give this park a 9. We camped at Stephen F. Austin State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Stephen F Austin historic site is worth a stop. About 30 minutes away is Fulshear, great restaurants - Dozier Mesquite Grill and Essence House Cafe

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The Sandbox

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $24.00
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We loved this state park. The sites are very big, easy to get into, with full hook ups. The best part of the park were the camp hosts. They stopped by our site several times to see how we were doing, gave us recommendations for meals out, trails to hike and other spots to stop in Texas. We had a problem with a water connection and once reported it was fixed with in an hour. We definitely would stop here again. We camped at Stephen F. Austin State Park in a Motorhome.

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TXiceman1

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $25.00
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We camped in a 40' 5th wheel. The park has suffered due to drought, storms, and flooding and needs the electrical upgraded in the RV loop. 30 amp, water, and sewer. Staff is friendly, lots of wold life and trailer are fun to hike and bike. Trails have been closed a lot due to extreme rain. The lower numbered sites are better shaded but really for smaller rigs. We camped at Stephen F. Austin State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Sealy, TX is the nearest shopping, about 7 or 8 miles away. Historical site is well worth the visit. Golf course is adjacent to the park and open to campers for a fee.

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drfife

Review Count: 59
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $22.00
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We camped in site 32 at Stephen F Austin State Park in March 2015. 30A electric, water and sewer at all the RV sites. Generous sites. Well maintained older facility. Great hiking trails. Many species of birds. Best sites for privacy and afternoon shade on outside of loop on east or north sides. We would stay here again. We camped at Stephen F. Austin State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

San Felipe historical site nearby is worth visiting. Closest Walmart and restaurants in Sealy 7 miles away.

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starwind

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $22.00
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Very nice state park with nice sites. This one even has sewer. However, the men's room was filthy, the one commode stall was closed and out of order. Outdated restroom facilities. Nice trails and beautiful setting. We would return. We camped at Stephen F. Austin State Park in a Motorhome.

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gmbmailbox

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $22.00
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Large pull thru sites. Good 18 hole Golf course by entrance gate. Great park staff. Texas State parks have all been great to stay in during our 2 months in Texas. We camped at Stephen F. Austin State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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The Happy Traveler

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $22.00
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After driving in the traffic nightmare of the Katy Freeway, we were glad to get to our campsite at this lovely state park. There are numerous camp sites, but only sites 1-40 have full hookups, but only 30 amps. Sites 1-40 are also all pull through. Other sites have water only, and others are tent only. The campgrounds are vast, and forested with open meadows under the trees, making for a lot of shade. Each of the pull-through sites had a picnic table with a mowed area like some type of yard and patio, really unique. Lots of hiking and biking opportunities. Tons of deer. Rich in bird life. Hawks literally picking squirrels out of trees at our campsite. Purchasing a Texas State Parks Pass costs $70, but all future daily entrance fees are waived, and you get four second night 50% discounts, a good value. Staff was friendly. Trucks on I-10 some three miles distant could barely be heard, but were not annoying. Trains can also be heard from nearby Sealy. We bicycled out of the park, past a nice golf course, to visit the San Felipe State Historic Site. Museum was really nice and informative. For supplies, I would suggest a locally owned grocery store in Sealy called Bills. Great produce, meats, and Latino foods. Relaxing place, and we would camp here again. We camped at Stephen F. Austin State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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drhuggybear

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $22.00
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Great campground. $22 for full hookups and nice sized lots. We had a church outing here during our camping trip. Lots of room for the kids to run and play. This is a great park so close to Houston. The sites are level and they do a good job keeping the restrooms clean. We camped at Stephen F. Austin State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Higgs

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $22.00
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Only stayed 1 night but wish we could of stayed longer. Park is only a couple of miles north of I-10 and easy to find. Check in was easy, they have a huge TV on the wall with a map of the park on the screen that shows you what sites are available and which are not and then you pick the site you want, pretty cool. The big trailer loop are all pull through sites, inside and outside sites with a large grassy area in the middle. Our site was fairly level, 30 amp was good, voltage on both legs was 120 and steady, water pressure was good, sewer hookup was standard threaded PVC. Each site has a huge yard with picnic table and fire pit. There are several TV stations available over the air, Verizon signal was good. Lots of hiking trails, there's a golf course right there plus lot's of historical stuff as well. Yes, we will be back. We camped at Stephen F. Austin State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Monaire Corporati

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $22.00
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Flat, spacious and clean campground. Very friendly and helpful Rangers at office. Easy biking and hiking trails. Wonderfully quiet and abundant bird life. We camped at Stephen F. Austin State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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abitabar

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $30.00
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No Wi-Fi except at office and we didn’t try it. Antenna TV worked fine. Lots of nature paths so great if you want to walk in the woods. Lot of trees and big RV spots. We camped at Stephen F. Austin State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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BbTrombone

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $30.00
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One of the more unique layouts.  A big loop with drive-through sites, each with full hook- ups and a grassy area the size of my back yard! We camped at Stephen F. Austin State Park in a Motorhome.

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