4 Parks near San Marcos, Texas
Oct 2015 - $15.00
As an extended stay camper, I was very pleased with the park's wide sites and paved pads. There is no pool and I've never seen the club house open as there are no planned camper activities. However, the park is easily accessible to I-35, and it is very convenient to activities in the area (both New Braunfels and San Marcos, San Antonio and Austin.) - cannyb
Sep 2015 - $40.00
We chose this park because of its location between New Braunfels and Austin. Interior roads are gravel with easy access for big rigs. We have a 31 ft. Class C. Most of the sites have concrete parking pads, but we didn't have one. Site required a lot of leveling blocks. Sites have nice separation. Access to the park is fairly easy, as long as you know the exit to use north of the park off of I-35. Wi-Fi is available, but we didn't use it, so can't comment on quality. Cable TV is available and channel selection was OK. Highway noise was about normal for a park close to an interstate. The bathrooms and showers were clean. Shower areas had regular sized change areas. All of the sites had a concrete patio pad with a picnic table. Our only complaint was there was no in park management at night. We would stay here again as an overnight or an extended stay in the area. - MikeandDixie
Aug 2015 - $40.00
I was expecting a rate of $30 from what others had written in their reviews, but the current rate is $40 per night with no discounts.
Other than that, the place was fine. The roads and sites are large and easy to get in and out of. That means a lot to us since we drive a large motorhome. We didn't hear any of the "beep beeping" mentioned in other reviews. The traffic noise was less than in many RV parks; it is not right on the highway but at least a little ways from it. It is easy to reach from the highway and you can see the highway from the park. We could hear the trains but they were also not nearly as close as at many parks where we've stayed so they didn't bother us a bit.
We consider it a good overnight stay. We spent one night there each way on our most recent trip and will do the same in the future.
Our GPS tried told us to turn into the concrete place next door. We ignored it and drove a short distance further to the large entrance with a big Canyon Trail RV Resort sign. - Pamela R.
Dec 2015 - $47.00
This is our first stay at this park so we have no previous experience. I do know this park was hit bad by the flooding that occurred in the Central Texas area earlier this year. It looks like they are in the process of rebuilding. It had rained some prior to our arrival but the place was pretty muddy. They need to upgrade their roads and pads. The nightly rate of $47 for a deluxe site is high especially considering they are not much different than the other sites. Check on the payment policies before you go.
No tables etc at the sites, just a small concrete pad. Cable is available but we didn't use it. Since it was winter, we were able to use satellite but that won't be possible in the spring and summer due to the large pecan trees. Wifi was pretty good in the day, slower in the evening. I think that was the internet itself and not really their wifi. The creekside of the park is washed away with a pretty good drop down. The frisbee golf course is gone. They were still clearing debris from that area. We didn't use the facilities. Office staff was pretty friendly. Probably wouldn't stay here again due to the surface conditions. - tlkhorses
Nov 2015 - $46.00
The park website and its other advertising hypes up the place in a grandiose nature.
Overall my family has rated this camp ground with an average to poor rating. The grounds were cluttered with trash from previous campers, the roads are subpar for hauling trailers and the facilities (such as bathrooms) are poor and have seen better days. The Wifi signal is poor and the cable was inoperable.
For the amount of money they want to charge per night and the "restrictions" they have for their customers, they obviously believe that their geographic location next to the river will overcome their shortcomings. - Pigcrib
Jul 2015 - $45.00
Pecan Park in San Marcos, Texas is not family friendly and the owners of this park are not respectful to the guests.
Here are some examples of the treatment of guests at this park:
1. Night Security is extremely rude. The owners evict guests at for minor things (like doing sparklers by the river on the 4th of July). As we watched our camping neighbors pack up their trailer, the Sheriff's Department advised us that this happens on a regular basis, but because it is private property they have no choice but to make sure the campers leave. This was the second time the police had shown up in 2 days.
2. There is an abandoned home on the property that is open with no warning signs or security tape and children in the park were running through this home the entire weekend that we were camping in early July. I understand that there was a flood at the end of May, 2015, but the home should have been secured for the protection of the guests. There was also debris lying outside the home and the steps down to the river were very dangerous.
3. The hookups on some sites are very poorly placed. Campsites are very close together and there is little to no grass around the sites.
4. Too many rules. At 10:30 you are not allowed any electronic devices. You may not even sing a song or strum an acoustic guitar quietly. You are only allowed to whisper. I don't know about anyone else, but when my family go on vacation we do not appreciate a 10:30 curfew. I can appreciate a quiet time, but have some common sense.
5. Please look at the YELP "not currently recommended" reviews and also go to www.workampingreviews.com and search for Pecan Park RV and look at the review by an employee. These reviews are very insightful. - K David
Jan 2015 - $10.00
They do not allow children, which for the majority of people means they don't want you. They are almost always full, because of their cheap monthly price (which is why I listed 10 a night). They have no bathrooms, no showers, no laundry, and very short inconvenient office hours. They have no website, which is weird in 2015, so good luck getting their number. - Swift_Strongarm
Aug 2011 - $10.00
When we came to this part of Texas for a job. This was a very reasonable place. Good place for workers that have self contained RV's since they don't have restrooms or showers. Very nice people and next door to the Three Dudes Winery. Less than 2 miles outside of town. The rate I gave was monthly and we would stay again. - BJ&ME