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16 RV Parks near Vanderpool, Texas
Oct 2017 - $10.00
First I will say: This is a beautiful setting and a really nice RV park with good facilities. Our rate was based on a month. It is located about 18 miles south of Kerrville and 8 miles north of Medina.
However, we would suggest not coming in from the north. Pulling your RV down highway 16 rom Kerrville would be a challenge, especially for a big rig. It is one curvy, hilly road! We intentionally went out of our way to come in from the south, and were glad we did. Would go so far as to say, driving thru the Rockies wasn't any worse.
A negative to some/positive for others: no cell service and no Verizon mifi service. The park does have free wifi and it is about the best I have ever found in any rv park. My phone and Consumer Cellular service does not have wifi calling capabilities, which is what is needed for most visitors. We were here a month and found not having cell phone service a little inconvenient. Cable tv was fine.
Another thing that is a neg/pos: those same curvy/hilly roads are loved by motorcyclists. Many stay in the very nice cabins that the park has to rent. Nothing against cyclists, but be ready to hear them coming and going at all hours. They don't think about the "quiet" time of 10pm to 8am.
If not for these 2 things, I would give this park a resounding 10. The staff are super nice. They have a restaurant, the Koyote Grill, which has great burgers and pizza, and on Fridays a fish/chic tender buffet that was excellent. The camp store sells basics.
Roadways in the park are very adequate. The sites are level, long and wide with packed gravel, concrete patios, picnic table, fire-ring. There is parking space for an extra car. Good utility hookups. Great dog area. Beautiful walking/hiking trails and one of the prettiest pool and patio areas I have seen. So, even with the little inconvenience and bike noise, we like this park and would go back. - JudynJoe
Sep 2017 - $59.00
We had a great time here Medina Highpoint. My wife and our 8 year old son spent Labor Day Weekend as guests this year. The staff is fantastic along with a good rotation of live music and food options at the restaurant. Outdoor music stage with tables and a view that is intoxicating. Spacious park and the RV portion was nice. Stayed in pull through with all the necessary hookups. Could use some more shade trees, but view all around is the trade-off. We spent a lot of time at the pool and hiked to the two observation decks. Killer views! We'll be back & the only reason for the 9 and not 10 stars, is to leave room to keep getting better:).Wi-Fi is weak out here, which if you plan to be outdoors the whole time is great, but i needed to do some work while there and had a hard time getting a very strong Wi-Fi signal and there is zero phone service out where so know that ahead of time, so you are not surprised. Manager and the staff are all awesome! Thanks for a great long weekend!We'll be back! - cbpierce69
Jul 2016 - $13.00
Stayed for the first time last week in site for back-in against the hill.
The views are tremendous and wildlife galore. In the morning, watching the herds of deer walking through the park was fantastic. Beautiful area to take lots of dog walks. The Friday night catfish dinner good, but the cook got sick and apparently not much of a back up system in place for this. So we made the 60 minute round-trip drive to Bandera and bought our barbeque provisions for Saturday night dinner. At outdoor music area/stage, in the heat of dusk, employee poured a lot of gas on the open fire-pit (by the stage) and lit it----needless to say it was smoky, nauseating and we had to move. Infinity pool was packed with big family groups and pretty dirty, but refreshing. Would like to try this place in cooler weather, because very little shade where most RVs park.
There is minimal cell coverage at this park, but staff will get a message to you from their toll-free #, if necessary. Manager and office staff great! - ALively
May 2018 - $20.00
This is a beautiful area with great hiking. The campground itself isn't much with little privacy in between sites, but everyone was nice, everything was clean, and the the hiking was fabulous. As with all Texas State Parks, if you don't have a State Parks Pass, there is an additional entrance fee per person in addition to the camping fee. There is no Verizon service (phone or data). There is wifi at the visitor's center, but we couldn't get our Galaxy S7 or S8 to connect. Site 2 was pretty sloped, but it looked like other sites are more level. They have nice shelters over the picnic tables. - wulfleton
Nov 2016 - $20.00
We visited in what was described as an "off year" for vibrant colors from the maples, but we were still very pleased!
This is mainly a hiking park: there are just a couple of roads leading from the entrance to the camping loop to the day use area and trail heads. All the trails were worth the effort, but Maple Trail offered the best views.
This is a very busy park this time of year. They had to turn people away at the gate because it had reached capacity in the early afternoon.
We stayed 4 nights in site #29, a back in with water and electricity. There is no cell service in the park, although the park HQ had iffy wi-fi. We drove a few miles up the road to the country store and had full LTE. No OTA TV channels but we were able to get a good satellite signal. The bathhouse was clean some days and not so clean on others.
We really enjoyed our stay here and look forward to making it a part of our fall tradition. - texasAUtiger
Nov 2016 - $20.00
Campground is easy to get in and out of and is close to level. Has covered picnic tables as well as a fire ring and lantern pole. Utilities are well placed and worked well. Park is very scenic and offers very dark night skies for stargazing. Reservations are a must on the weekends. No cell coverage or OTA TV, but wifi is available at the headquarters building. - BrentB
Sep 2018 - $45.00
We stayed at the Utopia River Retreat during a month of record rains. The retreat is on a beautiful stretch of the Sabinal River which definitely is in flood stage although it didn't affect the camp grounds. Our spot was level and it was easy to hook up. If you have 30A in your trailer, bring an adapter cord but the manager said they have them available. We use AT&T and had a couple bars of 4G LTE. Wifi is pretty decent. The Retreat is geared to folks staying in cabins and we were the only RV on site. It is quiet and very peaceful place to stay. OTA TV is limited to basically two channels; each with a couple subchannels with o major networks so a satellite dish is a plus. The town of Utopia is where this Retreat is located; about 25 miles from D'Hanis or Bandera and is not listed in the choices for entering a new camp ground. Utopia itself has some antique stores and the Los Maples restaurant which is a great place to eat Texas food! The camp ground is dog friendly. - wiredgeorge
Jul 2008 - $25.00
The RV area was shady, grassy, and relatively level. The outhouse was clean. This campground is alongside the small Real County Airport, as well as very near the Frio River. We enjoyed the hang gliding competition that was occurring, and had fun with our dog in the Frio river. The owners have a few houses to rent as well, and are very helpful. The Frio River and Canyon are lovely, quiet and unspoiled. - bekka
May 2018 - $38.00
Very friendly workers in office and we were guided to site. Utilities are spaced reasonably and easy to access. Park has "RO water" (Reverse Osmosis derived water), so it's good to drink. The office person told us it was RO water. We were just got 1 night, but if in area again will stay again. We have a travel trailer. - 516
Mar 2018 - $21.00
Staff is super friendly and park is immaculate. RV spots are very level and gravel and each has a covered picnic table and BBQ pit. Spots are spacious and the environment quiet and peaceful. There is GOOD Wifi and the showers/restrooms are private and very clean. Poked my head in the laundry room and it is similarly clean. There is a small store with some RV basics and such. The park offers 15 channels of good quality cable. Could not see much OTA TV channels. Most spaces are pull through and the park is animal friendly and offers plastic clean ups at pet stations. To compound the pleasure of our stay, the weather was GORGEOUS! Water is via a community RO system and very clean. Pressure is pretty good. - wiredgeorge
Sep 2017 - $55.00
Had a great time at Becs RV park. We stayed over Labor Day weekend, which meant a bit higher rate than usual, but definitely worth it. New to the travel trailer experience and everyone was so helpful. We had lots of questions and due to the gas shortage, couldn't find gas to get home. However, the permenant residents were so helpful by calling around for us, even driving down the road to see if one of the local stations had any gas! The park host was super helpful and went above and beyond to make us comfortable and taught us a few things about our travel trailer as well. Park was quiet and very clean. Only a mile or so from Garner State Park. Will definitely return! - Amy Corbitt
Jun 2012 - $42.00
This campground did have hookups and was near the river. These were the only good things about the campground. Sites were very dirty with sticker weeds all over the campground. We will never stay there again. - User2731
May 2011 - $38.00
We repeated a trip to Nana's this past May. The owners continue to provide updates to the park, and have become friends during our stays. We had a group of friends join us this year (four other units), and all had a great time at the river and going to the Garner Dance at night. Everyone with us booked another trip before departure. Repeat business is the best compliment. The bathrooms remain very clean, as do the grounds. - BryanBoerne
Sep 2010 - $38.00
This was our fourth trip to Nana's, twice in the summer of '09 and twice in the summer of '10. It's a new park (2009), and the owners continue to make noticeable improvements each time we visit. The sites are all fairly level, and when not, we have always been able to level with one board. The restrooms are impeccably clean and the owners remain on-site and make a visible presence. It's a hike down to the river, (all of 2 to 4 minutes), but the trail is asphalted with handrails, and the owner has a 'mule' and will haul your stuff down when he's available. Per our kids..."Who needs a pool when you have the Frio River!!!" They easily entertain themselves for hours on end with the rope swings, minnow catching, critter finding, etc. And sitting in the Frio for us older 'kids' is enjoyment enough. Garner State Park is a short five minute drive away (or the kids walk across the dam), and the nightly dances during the summer are a must for any age. When pulling out, we always book our next stay, as the park is becoming ever more full during each of our visits. It's rapidly being discovered by others. - BryanBoerne
Feb 2018 - $37.00
The place was well-kept and pretty with easy access to the Frio River. What we did not like was the $4 per child or addditonal person beyond 2 people rate charged. There were no playgrounds or dog parks. And the "snowbirds" or winter Texans residing there fussed at young children for walking in an adjacent empty camp sites on several occasions. While access to Frio is nice, it's clearly intended for older campers. We were disappointed that fellow campers would be so rude to our children. We camped with two other families who felt the same way. It is quiet in the evenings and at night which is a huge plus. - ShearFam
Feb 2018 - $37.00
We had a nice pull into spot right on the river, cable, and WiFi worked well - they are getting a Verizon repeater soon so you will have it, Now only ATT in the park Very nice people and a huge well stocked camp store. - rr2254545
Dec 2017 - $39.00
Cute little park right on the Frio River across from Garner State Park. Many nice mature old growth trees and plenty of room between your neighbors. We first stayed here back in 2008....and it's even nicer now !! - Phaeton01
Mar 2018 - $35.00
This is a beautiful state park. The FHU sites are newer and a little closer together than the other sites, but still nice. They are a little farther from the river so are a little quieter, which is what we prefer. There is lots to do here. The river is a major draw, especially for day use folks, so it gets very busy. There is a grill, a park store, candy store, miniature golf, and numerous hiking trails. The park is a long way from larger towns so be sure to bring anything you might need. We got 4 bars of 4G on ATT, but our neighbors had Sprint and couldn't get a signal. My only complaint is the water. It is VERY hard and has a terrible taste. It even ruined our coffee. We ended up buying jugs of water for drinking and coffee making. - lorangl
Mar 2018 - $26.00
Great State Park. Large Camp sights, close to the river. It is understandable why garner is the most popular State park in texas. - Chicken Camper
Feb 2018 - $26.00
We stayed there over Superbowl Sunday to a mostly empty park. Probably as few as 20 camping groups there. It was wonderful! The Park desk attendants were so friendly and helpful. We stayed in site #60 in the Oakmont camping area, about 250 yds from the river. All the sites we saw were clean. Cabins are very nice, some of which have air conditioning and fireplaces. Other cabin Shelters are basically little more than screened off rooms with screened off patio table. Make sure you know which you are getting. My ATT cell phone worked fine, I was able to watch the Superbowl on NFL.com. There is no cable or over the air TV service there. - Texasrockers
Nov 2017 - $15.00
Been here several times. Great little park, but the management has decided to take out the RV sites after the 2018 season. Too bad it has been a nice spot. - tbax46
Mar 2012 - $35.00
Great small park atmosphere. We toured all the area parks and this is by far the best. With the best river access. Only reason we did not give a 10 is that they do not have a laundry room. But there is 2 within 5 miles. - mln6613
Mar 2012 - $35.00
Not really that high for this area. Very pretty park and is fairly tight, however, the sites are full hookup, level and free Wi-Fi. Short walk down to the Frio River and they have some beautiful riverfront area. If you have friends that need a cabin, they have some of the best looking ones in the canyon. The back ins are probably wider than the pull throughs. - tbax46
Oct 2009 - $29.00
The park is in a semi-remote location, so the wildlife was excellent! This park is like a deer reserve. There are walking trails in the back half and I saw deer tracks and trails everywhere. Plus the owners put food out for them every day. I live in the city so I really don't get this kind of experience at home. The park recycles and even has its own compost bin. The grounds are immaculate and obviously well cared for. There are free DVD and VHS rentals, which I personally really like (I love movies), and most of them are A-list movies. Between DVD and VHS, probably at least 100 if not more. Anyway, the only downfall was not having public showers, but I prefer to use my own shower and not have to worry about wearing flipflops and hauling in my own shampoos. Great park! I'll be back. - SALICIOUS
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