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Tuscola, Texas

Abilene State Park

Tuscola, Texas



Tuscola, Texas
Phone: (325) 572-3204

Sites: 96
Recent Rate: $12 5/2016

Latitude: 32.24104551809
Longitude: -99.879133701325

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

Review Details

Ratings overview

35 Reviews

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

What a jewel this park is! We stayed in site 29. Lots of trees and privacy. Fire rings, hiking/biking trails. Full or partial hook-ups. Additional charge pp for park entry of $5. We camped at Abilene State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
89
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

There's a lake for fishing and a pool. It's a very large park where you can hardly see your neighbor. We would definitely return. We stayed in the Oakgrove loop section. Bushy loop also looked great.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

This State Park is a gem for RVers. The campsites are nestled in the heart of the park surrounding you with trees and nature. We saw deer and an armadillo here. The showers were such a surprise- they are modern and have excellent facilities. We were there for 4 nights and would love to go back again. The Rangers in this park are super helpful and knowledgeable. We camped at Abilene State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Drive into Abilene and see the antique stores. They're great. And Abilene has an excellent mall.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

basic state park sites. decent spacing. wifi did not work. We camped at Abilene State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
89
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

while site had sewer, it was poorly placed and would have been uphill from coach.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Well wooded state park with hiking trails and lots of areas for kids. The sites themselves were spacious, but the gravel pad was a little beat up. Our site had sewer on it although our tag said water and electric only. Good ATT and Verizon coverage. All Texas state parks charge $5 per person per day so the site was actually $28 a night and the park seemed a little run-down for that price. It's also hard to get to from the north, so do not recommend for a one night stay only. We camped at Abilene State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
89
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park set down in the trees. The night we arrived it was really windy but the park is protected so it was lovely. Our site was fairly private because of the trees. Some road noise but it quieted down at night. Not the easiest place to find if you are coming from the south. We camped at Abilene State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The actual park wasn't bad, but there was some sort of reunion going on (which included many of the campers) which brought with it quite a few unsavory characters, including our neighbor with an aggressive dog and trash littered everywhere. We never saw our camp hosts, so we spent time hiking or at the pool instead of our campsite. The site itself was level and shady and had a picnic table and a fire pit (which was littered with trash from the previous camper). It took a little navigation to back in among the overhanging tree branches but it was manageable. We didn't see many mosquitoes, but the spiders sure loved this park - everything we owned was covered in cobwebs by the morning! The hiking trails were well maintained and a nice addition, as well as several shady picnic spots scattered throughout the park. The pool was a disappointment - I don't know if it was because it was a Saturday, or because it was free, but the entire county must have been in that pool. We had a substantial wait because they could only allow a certain number of people in at a time, and once we got in, it was elbow-to-elbow in the pool, kids and adults. My kids asked to leave after a while because they didn't have room to swim, they pretty much had to just stand in one place in the water. Be careful on the trip into the park if you have a large RV - the streets are heavily tree-lined and we had to ride the center line several times to avoid losing our AC. We won't be returning to Abilene State Park. We camped at Abilene State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Oak Grove
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We pulled in to the park in the early evening and found the park hosts. They directed us to one of the last sites open. They were very friendly. The site was asphalt and level. We paid the next morning and did get the Texas State Pass. It was a nice park. We camped at Abilene State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Abilene has several museums that are worth seeing especially the Frontier. Another is the buffalo Gap museum.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here for one night while traveling north through Texas. We chose to stay in the wagon circle area (group camping)because of the better rates. The road circles and you back yourself in at an electric/water hookup. A large, shaded green space is in the center. Several picnic tables and fire rings are also in the green area. There is a bathroom and group shelter in the middle. The bathroom in this section doesn't include a shower but a short trail walk will take you to a bathhouse with shower in another camping area. The park was clean and the office staff were friendly. Other than a few well maintained hiking trails, there was not much to do with the lakes dried and the pool closed. We did visit Buffalo Gap Historic Village. It was a lot of fun and they are dog friendly! We camped at Abilene State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Second time we've stayed here. Spacious, shady sites with picnic, table and fire ring. Quiet spot mid week. Just down the road from Perini steak house and Buffalo Gap Historic Village. We camped at Abilene State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice state park. Plenty of shady sites. Of course this makes satellite reception hard. Saw lots of deer. Would stay here again. We camped at Abilene State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We've stayed here (in Brushy Trail) twice for events in Abilene, about 20 miles away. Very pretty, quiet, shady park with good utilities and level, back-in sites. Saw deer roaming the park several times. The office staff was very nice and helpful. Although the office was closed when we arrived, our reservation was ready and a staff person came out to hand us a map with our assigned spot marked. Only dings are some trees over, and next to, the entrance road need trimming and rigs with slide outs need to be careful of trees next to sites. Tables on sites on north side of the road in Brushy Trail are on the wrong side (left side of RV). A very relaxing place. We will go again. We camped at Abilene State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at this nice, shady park on our way home from visiting the Panhandle parks. There are shade trees everywhere and you can stay in tents, screen shelters, RVs, and even yurts! The sites are level, but we paid extra for one of the full-hookup sites and were disappointed to learn that the sewer hookup was not within reach of our hose! the water and electric were at the mid point of the trailer on the driver's side as usual, but the sewer connection was about 10 feet behind the rear of the trailer! That was about 30 feet from my drain. Other than that we enjoyed our stay. It was quiet at night, and there are lots of nice hiking trails, a nice big swimming pool, and a lake. Nearby points of interest include Lake Abilene; the Grace Cultural Center with the Abilene Fine Arts Museum, Historical Museum and Children's Museum; Paramount Theater; Abilene Zoological Gardens; Dyess Air Force Base's vintage aircraft, and the Buffalo Gap Historic Village. We camped at Abilene State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at this campground twice on our trip, 4 weeks apart. Both times park was less than half full, very quiet, and a pleasant experience. We were in the Pecan Grove which is a little close to the highway but not a significant problem. Trails were well marked, restrooms were very clean, and park is well maintained. Staff friendly. No wi-fi signal. Would stay here again. We camped at Abilene State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We were very pleases with this campground. We stayed in the Pecan grove loop and were the only one's there! There are large pecan and oak trees and pecans all over. Nice size and private spaces. Sites are all paved and flat and easy to get into. Bathrooms were very clean and lot's of hot water for showers. Good internet & good cell service with Verizon. Lake is about 2 miles away and would be very nice to spend the day, if it had more water, but with their drought conditions this past year that explains the lack of water. Nice little grocery store in Tuscola with very good prices and very nice people. Walmart was about 15 to 20 miles away. We camped at Abilene State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed our stay here. The site was large with trees. The deer came to visit several times. Geocaches are hidden in the park which are fun to locate. A nice park for riding bikes and hiking. Buffalo Gap is nearby with quaint shops and the Buffalo Gap Museum. Abilene is about 20 miles travel if you want to shop at name brand stores. We camped at Abilene State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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