21 Parks near Tarpley, Texas
Jan 2016 - $30.00
We were there when the park was very full for the 11th Street Cowboy Mardi Gras. Since we were closer to the exit we had to deal with more noise and dust being kicked up by the passing vehicles. Our site was not very level. There is also a bar next door to the campground. That can be a plus or minus depending on your taste. We didn't mind it. - Texas Traveler
Mar 2015 - $25.00
March was rainy and cold, so gravel driveways, streets and parking pad were a mess. It's winter so some trees bare, but grass was trying to stay green. Owners go out of their way to be accommodating. Many full time residents and snow birds. Rally hall was great. We had 23 FMCA coach members. Town is short distance, shopping, grocery and Kerrville is an easy ride. We have stayed here before. It gets hot in summer. Longhorn streets in pastures adjoining park. - Oooooooo
Dec 2013 - $9.00
Rate noted is based on monthly rate. This was a nice well maintained campground. We were in a site with a new electrical post and others had been replaced/upgraded. Wifi was limited to an hour then you had to log on again. It was fun seeing the 2 burros and 2 longhorns in their field. Tons of deer are there both white tail and axis. A few rally groups came by since they have great facilities for them. We would definitely stop here again. - rv4rob
Mar 2015 - $10.00
$10 is based on month stay. Electricity extra. Not an overnight stay campground. Most people here stay a month or two. Big spacious sites, grass and trees. Most people have satellite with long cable to get a spot away from trees to get signal. The lake has been dry for several years. Very friendly and clean. Large clubhouse. Pot lucks, dinners, cards, dominoes, bingo, shooting group, woodcarver building, small pool with hot tub, (call office about 30 minutes ahead of time to have hot tub heater turned on) pool table, tennis table, and barbeque grills. Quilters and sewers leave their machines on tables in rear of building. Very social place. Campground is about 10 minutes from highway on curving, hilly road through a residential area. - fander
Aug 2014 - $25.00
An older family friendly park. Owner is awesome! Talk to the office for directions, as it your GPS will not be accurate. You first trip in you will wonder where in the world you are going, but after the first time, it is fine! LOL This is not a park for an overnight stop. Lake is dry due to lack of rain in Texas the past few years but the park is still a nice quite place to hang out for a few days. - TexasRee
Aug 2014 - $30.00
No cable at our site. Lots of trees, so no satellite. Local TV was mostly sales (QVC). Water pressure so low our electric toilet wouldn't operate properly. Our electric OK but others had problems. Gravel site very uneven. One wheel off the ground to level. Lake at 4% capacity and driving through a subdivision for 2-3 miles to reach the park was "interesting". Nice enough but probably won't be back. - kitfoxmod3
Jul 2016 - $41.00
I made a reservation (so I thought) for our 50-amp 5th wheel trailer for the 4th of July weekend (along with two 30-amp sites for my other family members). We were told by the person I made the reservation with that we would have a 50 amp full hook up site. Upon arrival and check in we were told everything was on a first come first served basis and they no longer had any 50 amp sites available. We were given a map of the park and told to "find a spot and let us know what # your are in". While driving through this overgrown and poorly maintained 260 acre "reserve" the top of our 5th wheel hit multiple low hanging trees, passed multiple spots that had not been mowed, had no picnic table, and multiple sites that had 30 amp campers in 50 amp spots as well as tents in RV spots. We also noticed several RV spaces that had EZ Ups on them, bags covering the electrical outlets, and boats and/or empty boat trailers, clearly people holding spots for others. Once we found a spot that did not have any low hanging tree hazards and did not have tall overgrown grass, we parked only to discover there was no sewer hook up in this section of the park!
The park policies clearly state no holding spaces for others and no overnight unoccupied sites allowed, maximum of 2 cars per site and a max of 6 people per site...this was not the case! There were cars EVERYWHERE! The dumpsters were overflowing by Saturday afternoon. The lack of security lead to vandalism in the bathrooms and irresponsible firework displays in high wind, tall grass and low hanging trees. Overall not a good experience we will not return. - Jetandnoche
Apr 2016 - $3.00
We thought this was a very nice TT park and we enjoyed our stay here very much! It is very large and spread out with lots of room and trees between campsites. We stayed in F section very near the lake and loved that area. The wildlife (deer, wild turkey and jackrabbits) roaming throughout the park was a huge highlight for our son. In fact, this was his favorite campground of all 20 we've been to so far. He loved feeding the deer at our campsite each night! The pool area is a good distance from the family activity area but very doable on bike, otherwise, you might want to drive it! The pool is huge but not heated although we did swim in it in April-refreshing for sure! The kiddie pool was warmer. Nice hot tub. The activity room had a pool table, jigsaw puzzles to work, 2 large screen tv's and a separate play area for little ones. Even a small chapel room for church services (not every week, tho). Outside they have a basketball court, ping pong, mini golf and a big playground. They offer meals on the weekends which are excellent and very reasonable! Every Friday evening they have a weenie roast, as well. Also nice family oriented activities over the holidays. The lake is nearly full and there are docks for fishing. We saw lots of folks using the boat launch facilities, too. Large playground and small fenced idog walk area near lake as well.The setting is very pretty and woodsy and the lake is beautiful, peaceful and huge! The roads throughout the campground are paved and in decent shape. Most of the sites are gravel, with a few concrete pads, but quite level. The old house and barn near the pool are very interesting. The home was moved to this site when they flooded the river to create the lake in 1912! Wild flowers all around the grounds in the spring! Very slow wifi in the activity center but our Verizon hotspot worked fine. No cable but we did get some local stations with our antenna. We would definitely return to this campground. We camped here in a motorhome. - Jeni
Apr 2016 - $3.00
This was a thousand trails park, I stayed for free with my membership. $3 for 50 amp upgrade.
The main disadvantage to this park was the distance from the main lodge to the pool/laundry area.
The pool was nice, Not heated. The kids pool that was warm enough to swim in at the beginning of April. A nice size main pool, and a hot tub for those over age 18.
Laundry was 6 washers/6 dryers for $1.50 each. Clean and working.
Lodge had a nice little kids' corner with a rug and baby toys. Also an 18+ reading room. The main tables were set nice and they are working on getting the cafe staffed and running. Right now just weekends on the cafe.
They had an over 18 pool table indoors and a kids pool table outdoors.
Multiple playgrounds. 70's style with metal slides and wood frames.
Pickle ball was under the pavilion by the lodge. Not fenced.
minigolf had a nice concrete path leading from hole to hole, but the greens were worn, but useable.
The boat docks were a disaster because of the water levels the past 5 years. The lake is coming back up 65% but the boat docks are unusable.
Walking paths are overgrown. You can see the foot path, but my 5 year old had to duck under trees in places. We opted to walk in the road. Which was OK on a mild, shady day - but with the walk 1 mile to the lodge from the pool, it would be nice to have a shady path as an option!
This park has some old weird barns and buildings in the part near the pool.
Overall, I think this park is rebuilding. You can see that there are some areas that are cute and nice and others that are forgotten. - mmette00
Feb 2016 - $11.00
Our rate is based on a monthly stay. We loved this park! It is set in the hill country and is convenient to all the nearby state parks and Fredericksburg and Bandera.
Our site was level and shaded. There is a dog run as well as a nature trail for walking the dog. There is also a large off leash area by the river.
The only thing that kept me from rating this park a 10 was the so so wifi and only 4 washer/dryers. - Retiredandontheroad
Jan 2016 - $30.00
This park is probably the best RV park that I have ever been a guest of. The managers and staff are friendly and professional people. To enjoy the beautiful Texas Hill country, this park is located in the best location and affords the best of Texas country and without the normal noises of city locations. The facilities are fantastic and very affordable for short term or longer term stays. - robert tyson
Apr 2014 - $10.00
This is a good base camp for exploring the Hill Country. Sites are good-sized and mostly level. You can have shade or sun. The manager was very nice and accommodating. It was very quiet at night. Some highway noise during the day, but you will have that anywhere in Hill Country. They are motorcycle-friendly, even let me park under cover when hail was forecast. There is a large rec hall with a nice lounge and small but functional laundry on one end, also a large covered open-air area for group events or meals. Looks like they have a nice setup for horse events, too. Along the river there are horse pens with water available and lots of space for parking trailers. No hookups in that area, though. We had no Verizon voice or data service here. Campground Wifi worked OK most of the time, but was not always there. A real bargain at the monthly rate, which starts to be the best deal at about 2 weeks. - JA1800
Nov 2015 - $20.00
We camped at Lost Maples State Natural Area in site 15. All sites are water and 30A electric. Central dump station. Great hiking trails, some strenuous. Beautiful park. RV sites are a bit narrow and the asphault pads are not perfectly level. We had site 15 which is very private and good for large RV's. Only a few sites are too small for 30+' RV's, the park office will give you recommendations for sites. Covered picnic tables and fire rings at all sites. No cell coverage in the park. WiFi available at park office. - drfife
Mar 2013 - $20.00
This is a beautiful to stay for a few days. There's no Verizon service, but the open WiFi works great. We hiked both days we were here, on the River and then for a few miles on the East Trail to the Ponds and beyond. Lots of birds here, if you're a birder or not. Friendly staff was very helpful. Good roads, but lots of curves that reminded us of our home in Montana. We'd love to return. - Red Wolf Deux
May 2012 - $20.00
This is a great off-the-grid place to be. Spacious sites with nice shade, little noise, good trails, and pet friendly. It was a little muddy, but we know it rained several inches the week before we arrived. There are also a lot of areas that haven't recovered from the drought. The roads and tree cover are a little tricky with a large trailer. As is the dump station. We could only access it from one direction due to excessive tree growth. All of that being said, this is a friendly, quiet place, and the weather is great this time of year. We love this park in the Spring and Fall and will definitely return again. - TravelWithTriplets
Feb 2016 - $30.00
This park has new owners who completely cleaned out all of the old permanent and semi-permanent guests. Every site is open to nightly or weekly guests. This is not a workers campground it is a travelers campground. It is clean and is easy to get in and out of. Great for one or two nights with a friendly old host and a nightly security gate. - Kwanah
Jan 2015 - $30.00
Small but organized park that accepts drive up campers late at night. Even with dirt roads it was easy access and easy to maneuver. Management was friendly, courteous, and helpful. Because it was after dark we were allowed to pick a site and the site required no extra leveling. Would definitely stay there again. We were in transit but did stay 2 nights rather than the 1 night planned. - witchey1
Feb 2012 - $18.00
The rate reflects the PA Rate for a Big Rig Site. This rate is all that the park should be charging as they have no washrooms (sign on door says RVs should have their own and with high cost of propane they are closed effective June 2011), no Wi-Fi (changed their policy so available only for permanent residents), no amenities of any kind, and a Laundry that is pretty poor with 3 very old washers and only 1 working dryer. There were only about 8 other RVs and all but one was a permanent unit. The office is not staffed and to register you have to pick up the red phone at the door which connects you to the resident manager who lives in one of the permanent units. I made a reservation ahead, and when arrived and phoned the manager she said to just go to my assigned site (#13) and she would register me later. Little did I know that later meant the next day in the afternoon! If you are looking for just an overnight site or for a couple of nights and are totally self contained and don't need to use their laundry then for $18 ($15 PA rate for regular site) not a bad place to stay. The Big Rig sites are very long pull throughs which are easy to get into and out of and reasonably level. There is some road noise during the day but at night it is very quiet despite being located on highway 16. - User1203
Apr 2016 - $25.00
We held a get together for a group of solo women RVers here. The staff was great.... friendly and helpful. The pool is nice, the Recreation Center and kitchen which we used for the get together was nice. We weren't too thrilled when we saw the side by side hookups but they worked out fine since everyone in the campground was considerate and quiet. The electric, water, and sewer hookups all worked. Internet was okay for an RV park. They provide cable TV hookups which worked pretty well. - longdog2
Apr 2016 - $10.00
Our cost was per night for a one month stay.
Staff and management were very helpful and friendly. The park is very clean and well maintained. Most stores and attractions are within walking distance as the park is conveniently located.
Lots of activities for the park residents during the winter months. The sites are close, but we did not find that a problem. We plan to return next year. - Jan Griff
Mar 2016 - $26.00
Nice park. We had a back-in lower level. OTA TV and WiFi adequate. Walking distance to town (5 min). Saturday morning breakfast was great and very reasonably priced. - Kemptvillekids
Mar 2008 - $22.00
Railroad tracks are less than 300 yards away. When a train comes, it feels/sounds like it's coming right at you. Park is on Hwy 90, the major thoroughfare in town. Walmart is right across the street. Many park models here. OK for overnight only, I would think. - Roxanne
Jan 2008 - $22.00
Very poor park: very loud trains pass all day and night, residents of this mobilehome park don't pick up after their pets. The park manager just doesn't seem to care: no pick up after his pets either. We would not go back. - Hu_HR
Oct 2009 - $29.00
Wow, this is a unique park which has an indoor pool and workout area. The owners are really nice and seem to always have a positive attitude. There is great variety of wildlife in the park, so pets must be on leashes. I really loved the deer and donkeys live next door. This is a well kept park and the landscape and grounds are very well maintained. There is a quiet time in the park at 10pm and I found that to be a blessing. I love the peace and quiet that this resort has and I really like the concept of recycling. All of the people I met at the park were really friendly. If you have a chance to stay in the Texas Hill Country, this is a park I highly recommend. It's a paradise. - butchboy
Sep 2009 - $30.00
We have stayed at this park several times over the last three years, but our last visit turned out to be quite different than in the past. There are several year round guests now, and some of the sites are a little trashy. There is no dumpster and they expect you to separate your your cans, glass, paper and garbage. The compost pit attracts skunks, rats and possums which roam freely around the park at night. During the day you can smell the trash they burn in barrels from anywhere in the park. There an outdoor cold water only, public shower, one public bathroom and one washer/dryer. They play Caribbean music on outdoor speakers non-stop which can be heard from any site in the park. If you want peace and quite, I would pick another spot. - landrover
Jul 2009 - $29.00
A wonderful resort park with fantastic landscaping, even in this drought! I really enjoyed beating the heat at their indoor pool. This park has the only laundry within 15 miles and even with one washer and dryer it was clean and appreciated. Free Wi-Fi worked great at our site. Their program to sell lifetime leases has made this unique resort even better. - Dane