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San Marcos, Texas

Pecan Park Riverside RV and Cabins

San Marcos, Texas



San Marcos, Texas
Phone: (512) 396-0070

Sites: 107
Recent Rate: $48 8/2016

Latitude: 29.861564
Longitude: -97.888741

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

87 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

We used this Camp Ground 5 years prior but as mentioned it pretty run down and over priced, but close to the Kayak company (within walking of the RV park) my daughter & I enjoyed that part of it, the river access would be limited to not possible if you have any type of walking / climbing challenges. We will try and book early to get a spot up front which would be next to the river bank We camped at Pecan Park Riverside RV and Cabins in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
202
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Pecan Park Riverside RV and Cabins in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
418
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

There is a great taco truck a couple of miles up the road in Martingale, at the intersection there across from the gas station. FANTASTIC breakfast tacos.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice. close to San Marcos River. Gravel roads and sites. We camped at Pecan Park Riverside RV and Cabins in a Fifth Wheel.

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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
515
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Pecan Park Riverside RV and Cabins in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
416
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Pecan Park Riverside RV and Cabins in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

San Marcos has a lot to offer and between two major cities 45 minutes or less away.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Pecan Park Riverside RV and Cabins in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Pecan Park Riverside RV and Cabins in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Showers
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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
125
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $300.00
Overall Rating:      

We lived there full-time from September, 2014 - May, 2015. The owners and staff are AWESOME!!!! We were there the infamous Memorial Day Weekend, 2015 when the Blanco and San Marcos rivers flooded. The owners live on property, but put the residents and guests first to make sure everyone evacuated. God Bless Them! They are back up and running...stronger than ever! It's a beautiful park with beautiful people. I highly recommend them! We camped at Pecan Park Riverside RV and Cabins in a Fifth Wheel.

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Site Details

Site Number
316
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

If you like to shop, check out the Tangers Outlet Mall.

If you like the water, go tubing, kayaking, and/or canoeing down the San Marcos River....or check out the park's indoor pool!

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

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

This is truly the best campground we ever stayed at. Lovey old pecan trees, swimming pool, hot tub, great cookouts and lovely people. Take the family! We camped at Pecan Park Riverside RV and Cabins in a Fifth Wheel.

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Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Middle of campground
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Staff friendly, helpful. Very over priced. Don't understand Good Sam rating of 9/9/9. Gravel unlevel sites, old appearance, small showers, and laundry for number of spaces. We camped at Pecan Park Riverside RV and Cabins in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park dirt with Concrete patio slab and grass. Quiet but close to San Marcos. 5 miles from I-35. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. We camped at Pecan Park Riverside RV and Cabins in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
518
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

within an hours drive to San Antonio and Austin.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We had such a great time at Pecan Park! First of all, the park itself is quiet, tucked at the edge of San Marcos so it's right near everything without feeling busy. It's on the edge of the San Marcos River, just a short walk downhill from the campground, and although we didn't get to take advantage of the canoeing service in the winter, it looked convenient. The park has standard amenities (full hookups, best internet we've had at a park yet, decent cable, laundry, club house, showers, activity room) and some not-as-standard ones (indoor heated pool, hot tub, gazebos, outdoor movie theater, dog park). The sites aren't huge, but they're spaced out well enough that we never felt like we were on top of our neighbors--even the ones behind us. The stately pecan trees give plenty of shade for the rigs in most of the sites.

Next, the people. The park has great hosts, giving a real personal touch to the park. We had a nice time getting to know them during our stay. The office staff is totally on it, calling us every time a package arrived and even sending someone to help us back into our spot upon our request. We camped at Pecan Park Riverside RV and Cabins in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
305
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

There are plenty of restaurants close by, as well as a grocery store. We enjoyed eating at The Root Cellar (good date night!) and Centerpoint Station (burgers, shakes, country store). Downtown San Marcos has interesting shops, and for the more adventuresome, check out nearby Jacob's Well in Wimberley (40 min drive) and Hamilton Pool in Marble Falls (1 hr). New Braunfels is close with plenty to do, including a Camping World for resupplying, and San Antonio is just an hour away.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in a deluxe space, which backed up to the river, which was practically non-existent. You couldn't see it anyway because of the numerous trees. While we were gone on a day trip, our sensor that provides the outdoor temp to our indoor station was stolen. Park staff was notified and performed their due diligence, to no avail. Lastly, do not buy propane there. They charge for a full tank, regardless of whether your tank is empty or not, which they don't tell you until you go to the office to pay. Despite these issues, it was a nice, quiet park with nice staff and we would consider staying there again albeit in a pull through space, which were quite roomy and cheaper. We camped at Pecan Park Riverside RV and Cabins in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Check out the Salt Lick restaurant in Driftwood. Excellent bbq.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has new owners in the past couple years and it looks like they are doing everything they can to make this a really nice park. We stayed here three days and used the pool but did not use or participate in the other activities.

The park is clean and well cared for and appears to be a family friendly park.

San Marcos is a good place to stay to visit the area. Between San Antonio and Austin with easy highway access to both.

I would stay here again. We camped at Pecan Park Riverside RV and Cabins in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
unknown
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Lots to do and see in the area especially if you venture to San Antonio for the River Walk and the Alamo. Also Austin for the night life.

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Review Count: 112
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 59

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We planned to stay closer to Austin, but this was the only park in the area with availability during Thanksgiving week. We're glad we ended up here, and we extended our stay to three weeks instead of one. The park is pretty, the location is secluded and quiet, and yet it's a 5-10 minute drive to town for Walmart, restaurants, gas, etc. It's about 30 minutes to the southern parts of Austin. We were put in a new section that had just opened a week or two earlier, so we had no patio, picnic table, etc. and the grass was still trying to grow in from seed so it was a bit muddy when it rained, but we had most of the section to ourselves which was nice. All the staff we worked with were very friendly and helpful, and all the other residents we ran into were friendly too. The dog park is one of the larger ones we've seen at an RV Park, and our young Lab loved playing ball there twice a day. The river was too shallow and rocky for our dog to swim or play in. Our rate reflects a 50% "fall into winter" discount advertised on the park's web site for November through February. We'd stay here again. We camped at Pecan Park Riverside RV and Cabins in a Motorhome.

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Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
601
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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