42 Parks near San Marcos, Texas
Jun 2016 - $58.00
Increased price due to motorcycle event. - sbrown
Jun 2016 - $42.00
Site are clear well maintained, but very close together, no cable even though they advertised it. Very good free Wifi. Interior road are tight. Traffic to and from the park terrible. - Nevadadon
Jun 2016 - $23.00
Very nice park on the south side of Austin. Full hookups, but no cable. Wifi is good. There are trees, so you may or may not get satellite, but local stains are available with an antenna. Rate is based on Passport America. When I arrived I found out the third night, a Thursday, was going to be $70 because it was motorcycle weekend. No mention of it when I made the reservation. Be sure to check rates, they have lots of special weekends that are more expensive. Would definitely recommend the park. - Sally Chew
May 2016 - $15.00
Park has new owners as of the first of the year. Name has been changed to Canyon Cove. Previous reviews are accurate for previous owners. New owners are working hard to clean up the park and change the image. To their credit this park was so run down that this cannot happen overnight. Old RVs are being moved out. New RVs are already filling those spaces. Restrooms and showers are not currently available, but portable toilets are located around the park. We are in a full hook-up site so that is not a problem. There is no laundry currently at the park but there is one close by. Except for entrance all roads are gravel. Also note it is difficult to enter the park from the west due to the location of a traffic light. I highly recommend coming from the east to the park!
Now for the good! Park grounds are actually beautiful with a spring fed upper pond that feeds a flowing stream of small waterfalls down to a lower pond near the entrance. Most RV sites are far enough away from the highway that there is minimal road noise. Park is very quiet at night. There are huge trees throughout the park and many of the sites are shady. There are many full hook-up sites with 30/ 50 amp service. Wi-Fi is being installed. Cable TV is available but a box has to be rented. Not a problem as reception of most major channels from San Antonio is good with an RV amplified antenna. Our rate reflects a monthly stay. Give the new owners another year and this park will be rated much higher. - gbm2001
Jan 2016 - $25.00
It is a permanent resident park with old trailers all around. Not very clean. We would not stay again. Site not level. - glohills
Oct 2012 - $25.00
I have been here for 4 weeks. I am utterly miserable. The park has so much potential to be great, but it fails in every way. The residents are mostly very poor and trashy. Every day, I deal with neighbors screaming and yelling and fighting and cussing. There is large amounts of drug use and sales going on here. The cops come in frequently to deal with domestic violence with my neighbors. There is loud blaring redneck and ghetto gangster rap music playing constantly. There is also a lot of theft from items left outside in cars and around the rv's. This place has a lot of free roaming stray cats that just breed and breed and breed. There are several loose dogs that are very aggressive. The owner (although a very nice woman) is only on site on Sundays. The park has lots of trash around. I can't even bare to go into the nightmare of a laundry room that's in a metal airplane hanger. I leave to go to a nice laundromat. The "ponds" are nothing but disgusting muck waste water filled with trash and who knows what else. They're also horrid mosquito breeding pits. I really have nothing nice to say about this park. I really regret moving here. I'm leaving as soon as this month is up. What a complete nightmare. - Forestwoman
Feb 2005 - $24.00
After reading reviews of this RV Park we decided to stay here and made a reservation for 3 nights. After arriving we soon learned that the website made this park appear nicer that what it really turned out to be. The management was very friendly and helpfull, but they seem to be lacking when it comes to enforcing the rules on those that are permanent residents. The area around the spaces of the permanent residents was messy and many of the rigs were in disrepair. We had are two young children with us and arrived around 6PM and by the time we were finished setting up around 7PM the kids wanted to play. Although this is described as a family park we felt as though the atmosphere dictated that at this early hour it was quiet time and the kids should be kept inside. Additionally, the park was small and difficult to manuever around. With or without children there are much better choices in the area. - Lawman5383
Mar 2016 - $67.00
Activities center around the large water park and the bounce area at the front. The playgrounds were nice and plentiful. There were several Easter weekend activities, including egg hunts and hay rides. The park was nearly full. It was great to see families and children everywhere. There were many cabins and rooms in addition to the RV spaces.
We stayed in a "premier" back-in, no slide-outs space. The gravel site was quite unlevel, requiring the longest front jack deployment we've ever used to obtain front-to-back level. The site also required one lynxleveler block on the curb side for side-to-side level. Parking across from the site made it difficult to back in. Out site view from the front was the RV storage area, and we had a view into other sites from the rear.
To be properly situated, we had to back our 30 ft trailer right up to the fire pit, making it unusable. The power and water connections were mid-trailer, and the sewer connection was well behind the trailer, requiring two long sections of RhinoFlex sewer hose. The trailer wastewater connection to the sewer outlet had little fall.
We were close to the trailer next to us, and we could not deploy our main awning. There was a large tree on the curb side. The picnic table and fire ring were behind the trailer, while most sites had these beside the trailer.
Park is on septic system, so you must use only septic system safe products. - GKLott
Jun 2015 - $55.00
Do you know how some parks you just don't get a good vibe from? This is one for us. The whole dog shot records that took up more than 45 min while at the gate was not needed. We had all our dogs paperwork but they didn't seem to know what the heck they were doing.
They got our site wrong and put someone else in our site...they found an open site for us but had to spend another 45 min waiting on everyone to sort that out.
There are tons of tent campers here...they walk through your campsite like you are having a yard sale. It's sad really.
They are TONS of RV parks in this area. Avoid this one. They nickel and dime you to death at this park and they are rude.
We'll never return here. - RollingRock
Mar 2014 - $54.00
We have been to this Jellystone several times. All our experiences have been very good! They have good activities for kids of all ages. Love the pancake breakfast they host often. It’s nice to give me a break cooking! This last Thanksgiving we also were at Jellystone. It was great fun at the group dinner!! The only thing that would improve this campground is some updates in the restrooms. They are very clean, but a little on the dated side. Very friendly helpful staff! We are not Winter Texans, but they had a very fun group staying there the last time we went. We will return again!! - Texas Traveler
Mar 2016 - $39.00
This was our second spring break here and it was a great time. There were many families here this year and the park was full. We find the park has many amenities to offer to a family from the two playgrounds, pool, tetherball, basketball court, sand volleyball, putt putt course (9 holes), hall and pavilion. That doesn't include the river! The best value, in my opinion are sites 14-28, these are the back in sites. They have concrete pads that are level and are quite spacious plus there are many huge pecan trees that provide a lot of shade. The pull through sites are tight and not all are paved. The roads in the park are in rough condition too due to previous flooding. The park is clean and the workampers did a great job of running the park. The hall wasn't used and didn't appear to be opened/available. There was no trash service, you have to take your trash to the dumpster just outside the park entrance. The wifi was spotty at our spot, 95. It would come and go on the smartphones but it worked great on the macbook (not sure why...). Overall this is a great park filled with a ton of fun amenities. We would definitely stay here again. Rate reflects Good Sam discount. - DVCard85
Sep 2014 - $35.00
A hidden gem on the San Marcos River. Centrally located for access to shopping in San Marcos or BBQ in Lockhart. Tall pecan trees provide plenty of shade. Swim beach separate from fishing area. Playground, pavilion, concrete or gravel pads, swimming pool, etc. Big rig friendly. Large fenced pet run with green grass. Quiet and relaxing location in the country. We pulled in for an overnight stay and didn't want to leave. - Ginger Brown
Jun 2013 - $40.00
This is a campground that offers full hook-ups, 30 and 50 amp with good river access (San Marcos River). In addition, they have cabins for rent and tent sites, if that's your thing. They have showers, for $.25 cent and have toilets, four of them actually, which considering how busy this place gets on a summer weekend, is about 6 short of what they really need. This campground is very pleasing to the eye and not much has changed since I first camped here 20 years ago. The sites are extremely narrow and you feel like you are invading your neighbors space. Over the years our family has grown and so has our camper. When we were traveling in a 26 footer the space size wasn't much of a problem. Now that we have upgraded to a larger 5er, with slides...much more of an issue. Once you pull into your site, not only should you check to see where your electric, water, sewage hook-ups are located but you must check to see if your awning and slide-outs can fit in between your neighbors. It reminds me of camping in Yellowstone, if you've ever been lucky enough to camp inside that National Park. This place, like Yellowstone is very pretty and also like Yellowstone, its very tight camping. Additional information is they offer tube transports, have a pool (can get very crowded), and have a little sack shop that offers small items and finger food. We found, and always have found, the management team here to be very accommodating and generally very good. Keep in mind that this is a very popular park and you will be competing with other campers who camp here every year and consequently set up their camping reservations a year in advance. You can usually get a spot within a week or so before your stay but, you won't get one of the "chosen" ones. I feel that I should also note that they charge an additional fee for both additional car and campers. I towed my 5er and my wife and kids, each brought a friend, followed me in the wife's Expedition. We were charged $10 extra each day for the additional car, never-mind that we were able to park the extra car "on site" and caused no additional space. And each campsite fed is based on 2 people. Huh? Most campgrounds allow at least 4. Any more than 2 per campsite is charged an additional $5 per person, per night. I think this is a little sneaky way of them gaining from us an additional $90 for a weekend stay. - stlucia
Jun 2016 - $59.00
This is definitely more a "destination" park for families than a stopover park. I arrived late in the day looking for a stopover and found this park bustling with activity, especially in the pool area. Too tired to look for another choice, I took the last remaining site that would accommodate me, which was billed as a "premium" pull-thru. I suppose "premium" is a relative term, in that there was nothing premium about it to me other than the price. In order to get to that site from the check-in area, I had to drive through almost the entire park, crossing no fewer than a dozen speed bumps before arriving at what I considered to be a normal, gravel pull-thru site. The site was level and much easier to get out of the next morning than it had been to get into. Water pressure was very strong and I had a clear sky for my satellite. I did not use the WiFi. The road to the park off I35 is quite narrow, and trees make it hard to see the traffic that seems to like to speed down that road. This park is probably fine for families with small children looking for activities, but for me it was a lot to pay for features that held little or no value to me. - Phaeton40AH
Mar 2016 - $40.00
1. This is not a place for a quiet getaway. It is close to the highway and there is quite a bit of traffic and road noise. But it is close to plenty of attractions and restaurants.
2. Excellent pools and hot tubs. There are 3 pools and hot tubs. One outdoor and two indoor. All clean and well maintained.
3. Laundry facilities. There are two, both clean. $1.50 per load.
4. Nice setup for entertaining kids. There is a swing/slide layout, a jungle gym, a web net, two inflated bouncy play areas, a ball toss area, a volleyball court and several indoor event areas with pool tables and arcade areas.
5. Their rates are on the high end because of the facilities and the proximity to all the New Braunfels attraction. We were there with a FMC chapter ralley. The posted price for our spot was $55.00
6. The Internet was sporadic and unreliable and the water pressure excellent. We did not use the TV hookup.
I would definitely recommend staying here if you you plan to use this as a base for the local attractions or have children and enjoy spending time at the pool. - PBW
Jul 2015 - $56.00
Decent proximity to Schlitterbahn, our reason for the visit to the area. Convenient pull-through sites with nice concrete patio area beside the site. Spectacular pool facilities. Picnic area with 2 large smokers and FREE oak wood available for smoking. Top notch kids' play areas. Live bands on weekend nights in and near main pool area were a welcome treat. Very quiet atmosphere in the the RV site section of this facility. More of a party atmosphere in the cabin area. Would have rated this a 10 overall, but the rates were a little high for daily stays. We would probably stay here again if we were there with more than just the 2 of us. - TxDorsey1975
Nov 2015 - $35.00
Great place to stay. Very clean and great scenario. Full hookups. Staff was friendly. Had quite a few winter birds staying there but everyone was friendly. We loved our stay and will stay again without a doubt. River is right there and was able to hear it when we sat outside. Deer was around when we drove up and down river road. - George Faust
Nov 2014 - $20.00
Best in Texas. Huge sites, excellent Wi-Fi, staff is the best. Along the river, with a lot of wildlife around. - coldsmoke
Feb 2013 - $35.00
Nice, quiet place on the river; country setting, friendly campers and staff. No cable TV , so a dish is nice to have. River is stocked with trout. Will stay here again - Farmer45
Apr 2016 - $48.00
Park is changing owners, so it was difficult to reach anyone. We arrived on the day of a bad storm and some people had been told earlier to leave due to flooding. When we arrived, the storm was downgraded so we stayed and had no flooding. The river is right there and has a small boat ramp. Also the FWY is right above you. Nice dog park with bags. Ducks and squirrels to keep you entertained. No pool. Seemed really pricey considering the FWY noise and no pool. But close to relatives, so good for a few days. Level, cement pads with a table at each and a little grass. Very clean grounds. - Jodie S
Feb 2016 - $52.00
A little unusual. Excellent facilities. Well placed hookups. Good wifi and cable. Located on Guadalupe river bank between and below two bridges over the river. Staff very friendly and helpful. Will probably stay here again. - MSTraveler
Oct 2015 - $30.00
Interesting location - right on the Guadalupe River, but almost under I-35. The park is clean, with very nice concrete sites. Excellent utility hookups. Friendly staff. But, the highway noise is horrendous. Fortunately for us, it was hot and the a/c in the motorhome helped drown out the road noise. Understanding the noise level, I would stay here again when passing through the area. - DreamCaptn
Mar 2016 - $45.00
Very nice. close to San Marcos River. Gravel roads and sites. - Bobby T
Mar 2016 - $55.00
This is a big park. Sites are oddly arranged. We had a pull through site right next to the office with good parking for toad, but the site next to us felt like it was on top of us. Facilities appeared to be decent, but we didn't use any of them. It was extremely overpriced for the condition the park is in. Nothing fancy about it. Unfortunately, it was our only option while we were in town for the week working.
When I went to check in the lady wouldn't accept my Good Sam card, saying it was the roadside assistance card and not the membership card. I hadn't run into this issue yet, and as she was right, I didn't balk, but just thought, "Don't you have to have a membership to have the roadside assistance?" Whatever, it just came off as greedy.
The river access was beautiful, but I wouldn't stay here again, primarily because of the price, unless it was the only option. - lpsmith
Dec 2015 - $15.00
Our rate was based on staying there a month. I know that they have been hit twice within a 7 month period from MAJOR flooding. But within that month that we were there, I saw no repairs happening. They even had to change my electric meter out as it was not working because it was packed with mud. The site we stayed at was like a mud bog after it rained and the through road would be under water. It would take about a week of dry weather to start getting better. There is a lot of silt as their top soil.
They advertise standard sites as low as $400 a month, but that is for people staying there for months. The washers and dryers were not replaced after the floods and you can tell as they sound horrible. Wifi is hit or miss. The hot tub was fixed after we were there for 2 1/2 weeks.
The staff was friendly.
I would not stay there again unless they made repairs and upgrades. So sad as I read that they were voted within the top ten RV parks in the US in 2014. - rynosback