17 Parks near Smithville, Texas
Jan 2015 - $17.00
Beautiful old CCC state park with small fishing lake. The Cozy Circle area is the only loop that will accommodate 30+ foot RV's. Many of the sites have the picnic table opposite of door side. Many sites have good privacy. Heavily wooded, we could not extend awning fully. Dump station near Cozy Circle has tight turning radius. Not a problem but be aware. We would stay here again. - drfife
Mar 2013 - $22.00
This is a gem of a state park. While Bastrop State Park is connected to Buescher on interior roads, this park was not affected by the big fire and is still green and lush. It is a blast to road ride the connecting 11 mile paved streets in-between the parks, but know that the hills are very challenging and ideal for training. We enjoyed the beautiful hiking trails that are well marked and shaded. Fishing is free in all Texas State Parks and this lake is well stocked with large-mouthed bass, catfish and trout. The bathrooms are spotless and offer free, hot water showers for campers. The playground is large and wide open and all of the rangers and park staff were friendly and helpful throughout our 14-day stay. This park is just 2 miles up the road from Rocky Hill Ranch, a well known mountain bike park that offers epic cycling opportunities! About 4 miles from downtown Smithville, this park is private, clean and very beautiful. We enjoyed a peaceful stay and we camped here with 2 dogs. In the next several months, all of the hiking trails in Buescher State Park will be open for mountain biking! The check-in office is lovely and many of the out buildings were built by the CCC in the 1930's and offer great historical significance. - RVLife4us
Feb 2012 - $17.00
Great Texas State Park. Good roads for biking, good trails for hikes and a pond for fishing. Quiet atmosphere and friendly staff. - Free Range
May 2016 - $25.00
This park used to be one of our favorites but the big fire in 2011 and the finicky (although usually friendly) staff, including the macho-man police officers sent us packing.
It does not seem like much has changed as far as the nit-picking, and the very young; tough guy park police that are still lurking like they are looking for criminals or a camper with too many tent steaks around their tent.
The park has rebounded nicely from almost total devastation, with improved sites with very nice RV pads and 30/50 service pedestals, and the rebuilt bath houses are exceptional. My only complaint about the actual camp sites are the 2 foot high boulders that line the camping loop roads. Although they are nice looking I guess ....... They are total hazards that you cannot see when backing in larger RV's into the supposedly "Big Rid Friendly" RV sites.
And on this weekend, my campsite in the Coppreas Creek area had weeds that were 2 feet tall just beyond my RV pad. I had to walk through the weeds to get to the fire ring or the picnic table. Seems the endless parade of gawking park vehicles could park occasionally and drag out a weed-eater. Also note the Highway 71 traffic noise is very loud if you are in the Copperas Creek area.
I've always pulled for this park to rebound and I wish them well, I just don't see us frequenting this park very often. - Tcamper
May 2016 - $25.00
This was my first visit to Bastrop SP since the big fire. We used to tent camp, but have recently upgrade to a 37 ft 5'er. The park was green due to recent rains, but dead burnt trees still dominate the landscape. We stayed in the Piney Hill campground which is an all pull-thru campground with water, electric and sewer. No cable or WiFi. The sites are all paved. Ours had a pretty good incline that made leveling a challenge. We were in site 22. Our site had a nice covered picnic table, a fire pit and a grill. We camped mid week in April, so the park was pretty empty. The bathrooms have all been rebuilt since the fire, so everything still looks very new. - Camper Ally
Apr 2016 - $24.00
Bastrop, TX - Bastrop State Park
We stayed here in April, 2016 for 5 days in the Copperas Creek Loop, site 76. Concrete pads and roads, full hookups 50 amp service in this loop. The park is still recovering from the 2011 and the flood in 2015. A lot of the trails are still closed but the park is open and still amazing. There was slight traffic noise because the fire destroyed the barrier of huge pine trees between the park and the highway. Park road 1C connects Bastrop State Park to Buescher State Park which is also a beautiful Park and did not receive the damage that Bastrop did. It's a beautiful 12 mile scenic drive between the two Parks. Both Parks were well maintained and clean. Huge sites at Bastrop to accommodate the largest rigs. Sites at Beuscher were smaller and did not have sewer connections. - Phaeton2
Apr 2016 - $20.00
This is a great campground. The only reason I did not give it a ten is because the site we had this time was not suitable for my 35 ft fifth wheel. It was site 37 a pull thru and real tight to make turn into and out of site. Had to ask neighbor to move vehicle when we pulled out. The other pull through (site 33) was worse than ours it got run off from the hill behind it resulting in a lot of dirt and mud in that site. Pick any site other than the pull through's and you will have a great time. All sites were level and grass was .cut,roads to sites were not clearly marked. Getting in and out to main road is very dangerous, tree lined divided highway but that's not the campgrounds fault. - jgard
Mar 2016 - $25.00
This our favorite park. Swimming, bike riding, fishing, hiking. Close to town and lots of place to visit. - Erby
Nov 2015 - $36.00
Lake Bastrop is a medium-sized lake (1.4 sq. miles) built by the Lower Colorado River Authority or LCRA in 1964. The LCRA was formed by the Texas legislature in 1934 to manage water and power for the state, and has several parks like this one at Lake Bastrop with information available on lcra.org and reservable via ReserveAmerica.com. Similar on a state level to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds and facilities, we found this area beautiful, with spacious and well-maintained campsites at the South Shore area of the park arranged in a couple of loops near to the lake (though mostly not with direct lake views). The nicely-landscaped front office was situated at the gate, with a pleasant check-in from a helpful staff lady. Note that the gate to the campsite is closed at around 6pm, so you will need to contact them if you expect a later arrival. Besides the campsites, there are bunkhouse cabins available and a day use area with a somewhat manicured small beach and plentiful picnic areas with trails that lead around the lake. Rest rooms were conveniently located throughout the park, with two showers plus restrooms next to the campsite (not counting yet another set next to the cabins). Each of the two shower plus restroom buildings had four sets of ADA (wheelchair) compatible large, heated, high-ceiling units each with shower, toilet, and sink with soap and metal mirror. The hot water was plentiful and these were cleaned daily, though I did have to "clear" a few fiddleback spiders and small worms, and did see a few webs at the top (standard critters in campground showers). Hosts were visible with at least two set up at the two loops plus another at the day use area, and efficient and diligent in their cleaning operations, if noisy with the gas (diesel?) powered Cushmans (not sure why they all don't use quieter electric, esp. as the LCRA lake generates power - you will see some power lines over the lake). Needs some erosion control but great overall. - dns718
Jun 2016 - $51.00
This is a well maintained campground, with very friendly and helpful owners at check in. Interior roads and pads are paved and big rig access is fine. We had a long level and spacious pull through site with picnic table and barbecue and plenty of space for our towed. There is some grass between sites and some lovely shade trees. Highway 71/21 runs along one side of the campground, and it is noisy and not the best view to look at from your RV. Lovely pool with a splash pad. Bathrooms are spacious and spotless and the laundry room is clean and well equipped. Security gates and surveillance cameras add to a secure feeling. WiFi is fair. Pet friendly with a Kamp K9 and dog walk area, doggie bags and disposal station. Walmart and other large stores are in the area. We would stay here again, for us it was fine as a one night stopover, with easy access on and off the highway. - tobyjug
Nov 2015 - $40.00
I have only good things to say about this park. We loved being able to park on concrete pads and had a concrete patio. No mud to walk through. The park is imaculate, staff is very helpful and friendly. The only one thing is that the KOA sign is very small and easy to drive past. We give this park a thumbs up!!! - di0215
Feb 2015 - $40.00
We have stayed here twice for extended periods for my job as a traveling nurse. Awesome owners, very nice and helpful. Great location on the Colorado River. Lots to see and do. Loved it. - Travler Nurse
Jul 2014 - $25.00
We stayed in this park for a week and loved it. The sites have a rearward slope, but not too bad. They have a nice fishing pier and boat ramp within walking distance. The camp hosts were very friendly and helpful. The town of Bastrop is about 6 miles away and has a Walmart and lots of great places to eat. We found it to be a very quiet park on the week days and not too bad on the weekend. The only problem we had was being awakened in the morning by buzzards walking on the roof (LOL). When I opened the door they all flew away. Reserving on-line was quick and easy. They do have an extra fee per day, but give discounts for seniors and military. It's listed on the website. We can't wait to stay there again. - LoboFromTX
Jun 2014 - $25.00
Another great LCRA campground. Although this park is smaller than the South Shore, we found it to suit us just fine. Be aware that all of the sites have a rearward slope to them, but not too bad. We stayed from Sun-Thurs and had the place pretty much to ourselves. This was the week before July 4th. We plan to use this park on a regular basis when we're not out of state. - LoboFromTX
Jan 2012 - $28.00
I was looking for a closer, cheaper place for weekend getaways. I didn't really expect to find such a nice place to go. The Lower Colorado River Authority maintains many parks associated with their dams, lakes, and river control. It is currently under renovation so the showers/bathroom were not open, but that is not a problem for us. They also upgraded the electric and water so more sites have 50 amp service than show on the website. A limited number of sites have sewer hookup. The full hookup sites are wonderful. They are pull through with exceptionally long parking areas and well separated sites and nice tree cover. The rear view is a beautiful 1300 acre lake. The sites slope front to back (easily within the landing gear range) but are very level side to side. There were large open areas thick with clover. Boat launching area was double wide with dock and tie up areas. Fishing pier. Wide 5 mile long trail connects to the South Shore park. $20 full hookup fee and $4 per person per day for park access. - Tom Rosser
Nov 2013 - $30.00
Park is rustic with lots of treesand chickens in park but they stay in roost until after 8 am. The rate is very reasonable and the friendly park host/owner only charged me for three days even though I was there for four nights. I would not consider this park a good location for a large RVs (ours is 36') as the available sites are not level. I found a site near the front of the park that was level enough to use my jacks but I barely fit. At this site the 50 amp power plug was so close to the ground that I could barely bend the cord enough to get connected. The road to the park is narrow and there are two rough railroad crossings to go over. And, yes, train traffic was an issue but the trains in the night seemed to mute their horns. Do not take the shorter route to the park as the road goes through a single lane, low water crossing that is very rough and steep - there were many scrape marks in the pavement where trailer hitches, etc. have hit. - sccatech
Mar 2014 - $30.00
We stayed here while visiting Austin. The park is OK. Mostly has seasonal and full time residents. Close to the highway so there was some highway noise. WiFi was not available at all sites. Park was OK for a stop over night but there are nicer places. - Jdawg
Nov 2012 - $35.00
Stayed at the park for two nights because we have friends there. Road construction in front of campground was a nuisance. We have a motorhome pulling a cargo trailer. The dip from the road into the park was so deep that we dug a trench in the road with the trailer hitch. They are going to open up the frontage road so the going in and out of the campground will be much better while they finish the construction. Wi-Fi was not available for the side of the park we were on. - ob's place
Jul 2012 - $32.00
The place is absolutely gorgeous. A real country feel to it. The spots are not paved, but they are level. There are lots of trees and a fishing pond. Barb's miniature horses and donkeys are a real attraction. She's proud to show them. We had a wonderful time and really didn't want to leave. - Catfish.Adam
May 2016 - $34.00
We stayed here in a 40' fifth wheel for two nights. The pads are long and the sites spacious; accommodated us very nicely. Pads are gravel as are the roads. Owners are quite nice, but mostly absent. Interestingly, they do not have an office. They will meet you and take you to your lot. Your registration paperwork is given to you at that time. Fill it out and deposit it in mail box marked "honor box". We enjoyed our stay. We feel the price was a bit steep as cable-tv was not offered. We were not offered any type of discount. Wi-fi worked great. - oldbluejay
Jan 2014 - $30.00
South Forty is convent stop with spacious sites on the way to RGV or Corpus Christi; nothing fancy but OK. The restrooms are outside the campground and in back of the recreation hall - odd location. They are clean but not fancy with a home-made look. Utilities function correctly. There are quite a few long term residents. A small herd of longhorn cattle adds some interest. - OldeJohn
Jan 2014 - $30.00
Entrance to the park has a few holes. Clean park but nothing fancy. Has some trees but not actually shading campers. Laundry room was clean and $1.00 per wash or dry. Swimming pool was clean. The whole pool including the deep end was 3ft. Free WiFi. Kind of slow but worked. Some sites had burn rings and tables. No store or propane filling at CG. Does not prorate. We paid by the month $300 plus electricity. Owners are nice but you never see them. - Daygull67
Aug 2016 - $33.00
First the good things, making a reservation and check in the folks were very nice. Power, water pressure and sewer were all good. Sites are all concrete however ours was not very level.
We requested a pull through as we were towing a vehicle. Was told at check in that once parked I would have to disconnect the toad since their pull through's are actually two back ins and they may have to rent the spot behind us. One of the reasons I like pull through sites is the option to leave the car hooked up or to be able to get it all hooked up the night before. Was told I would need to rent two sites if I wanted a true pull through.
Sites are very close together, no picnic tables and not enough room between the units to put one. Water hook ups are below ground and ours was flooded so you had to reach down into a pail of water to hook up the water hose. Our site had a small willow tree planted so close that it rubbed against the side of the coach and made it difficult to get to the back of the MH or in the basement compartments.
The grass has not been cut and needs it badly. Lots of full timers with older rigs with junk piled around their sites.
Noise level from the road and in the park is very loud and being so close to your neighbor you hear everything going on.
Last complaint is that there is no place to walk the dog except up and down the concrete drives.
Passport America discount is not the usual 50% off. We stayed here for 3 nights and we won't be back. - Razin Kane
Jun 2015 - $18.00
This is the most decrepit park that I have stayed in since I have been traveling in a motorhome! This was probably a nice park way back when, but there has not been any maintenance in years. The facility is filled with rundown trailers with "stuff" all around them and weeds growing under. Trash was never picked up while we were there and the bins were running over! It did have FHU so that was a plus. The road leading in is full of potholes. No checks or credit cards, cash only! We had to stay there as we had a maintenance problem that was resolved on Saturday. I would not recommend this park to anyone! - oniedu
Nov 2013 - $35.00
We did not stay here. I checked out the park two weeks before the Austin F1 race. At that time the gravel road into the park looked like a war zone (some of the potholes appeared to be a foot deep) and I was afraid that it would twist my coach's chassis. The price quoted me seems high for the condition of the park; it was basically a pasture with gravel roads. The sites were large and quite spacious. The park is close to the highway, but there did not seem to be much traffic on the road. - sccatech
Mar 2012 - $15.00
OK for overnight stop. Open field with gravel/dirt roads. We were led to our site. Water & power OK, didn't use sewer for 1 night. Rooftop dish worked, few trees, and Sprint cell & hotspot worked. Several families, few with children, are living there. Quiet. - big greg