11 RV Parks near Vanderpool, Texas
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
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
Feb 2016 - $29.00
I stayed for one night in a long gravel pull through that required little leveling. Restrooms were private rooms that were beautifully finished. People were very friendly. Overall ambiance was pleasant with lots of large shade trees. Noise from the highway was inconsequential at night. WiFi worked very well. There was no Verizon signal. - Morpauwe
Aug 2013 - $35.00
Overall a nice park. It is close to many attractions in the area and access in and out was a breeze. There are a few pull-through spots and back-in spots around the perimeter. Spots are moderately spaced, level and roads were dirt and rock but level and smooth. Wildlife was abundant as we saw deer, armadillo, jack rabbits and several birds. Water, electricity and sewer hookups all good. Cable was available. There is a kids play area and a few cabins to rent. Overall this is a nice place with a small store at the entrance. Verizon was weak, AT&T strong and they had great internet access. Pet friendly except for the burrs in the fields. We would come here again. - BBBT
Jan 2012 - $15.00
Bec's Store and RV Park is in a lovely area in the scenic hill country about 6 miles north of Concan, TX. Bec's is only a couple miles from Garner State Park and access to the Frio River. The campground is well shaded by beautiful oak and pecan trees and the sites are very large, well groomed and level. The managers were extremely friendly and made us feel very welcome. We would stay here again. - kavernon
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
Apr 2017 - $32.00
Rate was weekly rate with discount. Very nice park on bluff overlooking Rio Frio river. Park sites are gravel, fairly level. Power worked well, good water pressure, FHU sites. There are both back in and face in spots overlooking the river. Two accesses to river, both could be challenging to someone with limited mobility. Sites are a little close for our taste, but similar to what you'll find in most commercial parks with water access. State park is across the river so it's a little noisy on the weekends. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Nice store for supplies. Park wifi was very good, no Verizon cel or data signal. We would stay here again, but think we would avoid busy summer time and holidays. - Fixn2gocamp
Feb 2017 - $43.00
As a former owner/operator of an RV park, I can truly say this is one of the BEST RV parks in the US! We have travelled extensively since we sold our RV park and I pay attention to details! This immaculate RV park is so very inviting! The RV sites along the "bluff" upper bank of Frio River are amazing with huge Bald Cypress trees lining the river down below! We have a 45' Motorhome the park & sites are easily accessible. 50 & 30 amp full hook ups with picnic tables & fire rings! Lots of mature shade trees scattered throughout the park mostly Live Oak providing shade year round! Not an un inviting RV site to be found here, even if you don't get lucky enough to get a river front site. The river is crystal clear and you can see the bottom from the campsite situated above on the river front sites!! Across from Garner State Park which is so close to visit during the day as well. The staff here are very friendly & helpful! They gave us directions to Utopia, where we had breakfast. We made a loop that has amazing views along the top of the pass! This RV park has a well stocked general store, sells both firewood & ice. Propane also available as well as laundry & shower facilities, very clean but did not use because we brought our own. There is cable and WIFI also. The river is accessible for all guests to walk down to and enjoy! The scenery here in the surrounding hill country is picture perfect year round! This RV park is also pet friendly but we didn't bring a pet, so not sure about any specific rules regarding pets. This is not a "big party" park for young people but more of a place for the folks & families just wanting to RELAX, enjoy the RIVER and enjoy NATURE!! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS RV PARK IF THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR!!! - Vickie Rodgers
Feb 2017 - $13.00
This is a destination rv park in the Frio Canyon of the Texas Hill Country with numerous sites beside the Frio River. It is well treed with much shade and the grounds are well maintained. The staff are friendly and helpful and the convenience store is well stocked. Food, rv supplies, firewood and river recreation apparel and gear. BYOB. WIFI (slow but reliable) and Cable tv are included in the rates. AT&T cell signal averaged 3 bars and worked reliably. This is a family and pet friendly park. Although there is no playground or dog park, no one seemed to be bothered that kids ran around and rode their bikes through out the park and camp sites and animal owning humans take their animals to someone else's camp site to defecate and urinate when there is a wide open country road with plenty of country road-side grass and dirt right outside the park main entrance. At least the humans have the sense to pick up their animals mess and take it with them. Overall, this park is very quiet and peaceful in the winter and I would return (with a Galton whistle). - Norrin Radd
Apr 2017 - $21.00
We stayed at Garner for 10 days so we could ride our motorcycles in the hill country. The park was pretty full on Friday and Saturday nights, although a rain and lightning storm the first weekend had people packing up and leaving early. During the week we had the place to ourselves, with only a handful left in each campground area. The restrooms were messy with so much use on the weekend, but during the week we managed to clean up after ourselves fairly well. Can't fault the staff when people are pigs. The park itself is amazing. The Frio River is so clean and clear you can see everything even in the deeper spots, and the temperature of the water was perfect! In the Old Garner area, where the original CCC buildings are located, they rent watercraft and have a concession gift shop and an Airstream converted into a food truck where they serve basic grill-type food, weekends only until the summer season begins. There's also a small store where you can get basic food and camping items, along with a laundry. In another area of the park there's a gift shop run by Friends of Garner, and money spent there all goes back into the park. There are lots of trails to hike - we did several - Baldy, White Cave, Crystal Cave - and trails you can ride your bicycle on as well. We rode to all the campground areas and over to Old Garner several times. Overall we think this park is amazing - it's beautiful, the river is clean, and it's in an area with terrific motorcycle riding opportunities. We'll definitely be back. - Denise and Glenn
Mar 2017 - $35.00
Just finished our extended camping weekend at Garner State Park. We were able to get a full hook up site from a cancellation. We stayed in site 146. They are pretty close together in this one line strip of fhu. Majority of the park is electric and water. This is a very, very busy park . The scenery is beautiful, and the hiking trails were great. The tenting sites were really nice and I would have loved the tent area to be rv sites instead. There is camp store and candy store along with mini golf, and a little airstream set up for a grill. At night ,there was dancing outside the open area near the store. Also, the playground and basketball area for the kids. There is a lot to do at the park. There is a little corner store right outside the park but you have to drive 30 minutes to Uvalde for a store/walmart. We camped at Garner State Park in a motorhome. We liked the area, but the park was just too busy for our taste and the sites were too close together. - EarlandJenny
Nov 2016 - $35.00
Garner State Park is the crown jewel of the Texas State Park system. It is celebrating it's 75th anniversary, it opened on June 1, 1941. Many of the original CCC buildings remain. The main attraction in the crystal clear Frio River that offers great tubing and swimming. The park has many great hiking trails. The Pavillion has dances every weekend year long and everyday during the summer. The park is a historic Texas treasure. RV and tent sites available by reservation. We camped in full hookup site 155. - drfife
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
Jul 2011 - $35.00
Very close to the Frio River; you can walk down to it. Has ice, firewood, and tube rental on site. Has free wi-fi. Very nice management. Cabins are super nice; we had friends in one of them. It is a dirt campground, not paved, that's the only thing I didn't like, hence my 9 rating. Expect to get dirty. - SmileyInFrswd
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
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
Aug 2015 - $50.00
This is a large resort that has not only rv sites but cabins of varying sizes as well as a very large house that serves as a bed and breakfast. We enjoyed our stay and plan to return for a longer one.
Check in at the office was quick and easy. Staff was friendly. Reservation process was ok, but they do not have an online reservation system. For such a modern campground owned by a larger company this is surprising.
The camp store sold a variety of items including ice and fuel. There is also a restaurant on site. We did not try it since we had other plans for our meals during our say.
RV sites are spacious and include a picnic table and firepit. They have concrete patios as well as some grassy areas and an area with gravel. Sites look mostly level. Ours was on the very end of the pull through sites (211) and was not the most level site. In fact our front left jack was maxed out when we got our rv leveled up. The trees near the RV sites are mostly smaller and provide little shade.
Wifi is great. There are many boosters throughout the park.
No noise from the highway but, this area is frequented by bikers, many of whom stay at this resort so there is periodic noise from bikers coming in and out of the park.
Pets are allowed and they provide a pet area down the hill from the park. There are lots of deer roaming the grounds at night so definitely keep your dogs on leash to keep them from running off after a deer.
Nice amenities including a large pool and hot tub. When we were there a very large family had rented out the large house next to the pool. They pretty much took over the pool area so it was not the most relaxing experience for us. Not sure how often that house or the nearby cabins are fully occupied but if it's often, maybe they will build a separate pool area for rv guests at some point.
Nice ~1 mile hiking trail on property that goes to an observation deck. - jvkATX
Jul 2015 - $44.00
Nice resort. Restaurant on site was good. Store is well stocked. Wi-Fi worked well. Cable TV was decent. Utilities were fine. Resort is in good condition. Site has a nice concrete patio with picnic table. Pool area is really nice. Park was not full over the 4th of July weekend. Tons of motorcycles on site, operating "mostly" respectfully from a noise standpoint. The gravel areas could use some weed control, dogs picked up some grass burs in our site. Resort employees were nice. - KeystoneTT
Apr 2016 - $30.00
Stayed here for two nights in April. The RV park section is at the front of the park which had a driveway going through the campground (which meant all traffic going to the back of the complex drove through the RV section). Kind of noisy at night with vehicles driving in and out of the complex. Wifi worked while we were there. We did rent the Directv box while we were there since over the air channels are not available. This a remote area so bring all the supplies you need. Nearest gas station was about 10 minutes away. The park hosts were very friendly.
Also, the sites are back in sites, but the owners let you drive through the field behind the site so you can pull thru. The site did have a BBQ pit which we did not use. We camped in a Class C motor home. - Gtown
Jun 2011 - $40.00
We love Seven Bluffs. We have been camping here for years! The river access is easy and the area is safe for children to run and play. The management is fantastic and the staff is always willing to assist campers in anyway. Some of the sites are tight to get into, but there is plenty of room to run and play. Moreover, most of our time is spent at the river's edge! I highly recommend this campground! - jcOwen
Apr 2009 - $26.00
This is a wonderful, well kept up destination RV Park. We come here for the excellent spring birding and are the only campers here now. The Frio River is adjacent to the property and summer is their main season. They also have several cabins for non campers. We have stayed here before and will hopefully come again - SunnyTravelers
Jul 2007 - $35.00
It is mostly cabins here but they have 5 sites that accommodate up to 28 foot and 4 newer sites for 40 footers.The 4 larger sites are separated by trees and the other sites are side by side but also have trees. Its nothing fancy but the river is beautiful and just down the hill from the sites. They have a store for most anything you may have forgotten, plus a gameroom. They also rent inner-tubes and have nightly hayrides in the summer months. Family owned and family oriented. - vetrncwby