10 Parks near Waco, Texas
Apr 2016 - $10.00
This is yet another beautiful COE park on the shores of Lake Waco. As its name implies, it is right next to the airport which makes it very convenient if you are touring in the Waco area. The airport doesn't get many flights so that's not a problem. What is a problem is the signage for getting here. Your GPS has no problem getting you to Skeet Eason Road but most likely will direct you to the day-use area instead of the RV park. It is marked as Airport Park Beach. Don't turn there; go another half mile down the road to Airport Park on the left. The signs for this turn are poor and don't have the normal COE logo. Even within the park the signage is poor. We were in site 22 which is a decent-sized pull-through on the lake. However, the signs show "right turn for boat ramp" and "right turn for sites" but what they don't say is that the two turns are on successive roads, one right after the other. Not too much of a problem since there was plenty of room to turn around at the boat ramp. All in all it is a great place to stay and isn't more than 10 minutes off I-35. Our site had a huge metal picnic table and a shelter. - docj
May 2015 - $12.00
Always enjoy staying here when we come to Waco/Baylor University. With a 36' HM and a tow dolly, we use Google Earth to pick a good site that allows us to pull through. The Reserve America\Recreation.gov web site descriptions are NOT always correct as to access, sewer hookups. You can always call the office for clarification if necessary.
The sites are great. Paved and level. Most have a covered picnic table. All have a fire ring & water. We chose a nice lake-side spot without trees since the weather was expected to be poor and we figured the satellite was going to be used (it was). A number of the sites are treed and that's a good thing in the Texas summer. Again, Google Earth is your friend.
The RV sites aren't close together so there's a modicum of privacy which is nice. Around dusk or sunrise is a good time to go for a long walk and see the wildlife around the area. Deer are all over the place. Lots of roadrunners and the usual collection of other Texas critters as well.
All-in-all a great COE operation. - GTN_and_Catz
Mar 2015 - $10.00
The park is situated on Waco Lake. Our site, #63, backed right up to the water and the showers were right across the road. It was beautiful, although it probably would have been pretty hot in the summer. A lot of the other sites had a lot more trees than this one, but since it wasn't hot out we loved the site. The site had a grill, a fire ring and a covered picnic table. We drove around the park just at dusk and saw lots of deer and roadrunners. We would definitely camp here again! - Robert Dimmick
Mar 2016 - $35.00
Very nice, grounds reall keep up. At check in staff was very friendly and helpfull. Nice pull thru sites, good water pressure. Not far from Waco. I would stay here again. - eav1952
Mar 2016 - $32.00
I liked this campground. Waco doesn't have a lot to choose from so this park fills a need. We had a level gravel back-in that was about 65' long with perhaps 30' between sites. Back ins are angled for easy in/out from the paved interior road. About half of their pull throughs are side-by-side which might put you pretty close to your neighbor depending on where RVs sit on the 70' shared pull through. You pick your site online which I like, but you pay the full balance when you reserve. The office was staffed during peak travel hours and signs tell you what to do if the office isn't staffed. There are few amenities -- no fire pits, no tables, grills, playground, fenced pet area, or cable TV. Park wifi didn't reach our site. But you do get to walk around the working sheep farm as others mentioned and I loved the quiet dark nights. Laundry worked fine for us. Another reviewer mentioned the very short 21,000# load zoned bridge on Greig Dr between I-35 & the park. All but the heaviest RVs will be well under that weight on any single axle or axle group. Verizon had a strong signal & most sites would be good for satellite. We'll visit again. - Danno
Dec 2015 - $35.00
Very basic park in middle of field. Internet was not usable. Office staff comes and goes so not always someone there. Permanent resident sites were pretty rough. OK for an overnight stay. Thought it was over priced. - Carol Warren
Waco, Texas (map) | (254) 776-1660
Sites: 200 | Latest Rate: $1.00 | 2 Reviews
Aug 2015 - $1.00
We didn't actually stay here. We wanted to but when we arrived we approached the office and were advised that they did not allow the general public to camp here. Their RV facilities are purely for events that are being held in the complex. Thought we had better make this observation so that no one else turns up expecting to just camp at any time. - KiwiRVer
Nov 2010 - $20.00
We like to stay at fairgrounds because there is lots of room to move around in a big rig towing a big trailer plus fairgrounds don't have lots of amenities that we don't use and don't pay for. This was a great fairgrounds but "checking in" was ridiculous, clearly the left hand had no idea what the right hand was doing. There were many pull thrus on level hard asphalt and/or dirt. Many Back in against fences. Most sites were water and varied electric (30 or 50 amp). Also there are vast areas to walk a dog. We would stay here again. There is a lot to do in the Waco area and this is a good location to do them from. - tpw0607
Apr 2016 - $33.00
Listed as a resort. Way far from a resort. Gravel spots almost level. WiFi good 1st night 2nd night off and on. No TV hookups at all. No cable. They list free hot breakfast then ask for donations. Just not my kind of a resort. Just a OK spot to overnight. - BAMA
Apr 2016 - $32.00
Good for a one or 2 night stay. Right on I-35 so there is easy access into the park. WiFi was ok but not great. Sites are pull through but kind of close together. Had another motor home with slide outs next to me and if I had slide outs, it would have touched their slide outs. Other sites were fine for slide outs. Verizon air card worked fine, and Verizon phone had 3 bars most of the time. Big mowed field to walk your dog in. Roads are adequate in the park to maneuver on. Free breakfast at their café on site. They just opened an exercise room. - Paul_L63
Mar 2016 - $33.00
Good for an overnight stop and big rig friendly. Free breakfast in the morning is a nice touch. Sites are a mixture of gravel and grass and are packed down very well. There are no picnic tables or patios. They say they have over 200 big pull-thru sites, but most are occupied by long-term RVs. There seems to be enough upfront sites to fulfill the overnight demands. Plenty of room to walk the dogs, but there is no fenced-in area to let them run. We would stay here again if traveling and needed an overnight spot even though this park fast approaching needed road and site maintenance. - Gone to the Dog Show
Mar 2016 - $24.00
This is our 4th visit to this nice COE park. The park was in good shape when we arrived but after several inches of rain this past week, the boat ramp is now flooded and some sites in low areas under the trees are a boggy mess. The Corps was very busy cleaning up so I'm sure the park will be up to speed again shortly. There's nothing they can do when the lake rises so fast. This was spring break for Waco kids and every site was full despite the rain. Book your site online at recreation.gov. Nothing much has changed from my previous reviews. - Danno
Feb 2016 - $22.00
We stayed in #8 for 6 nights which had ample room and hookups were easy. The sight is gravel which is ok, but leaves and sticks around which we cleaned. View of the lake was the best part. Quiet until the weekend, then fairly noisy. One night 2 card horns were being blasted at 11pm for about 10 minutes. BUT, the worst was the restrooms and showers! They were not touched the entire time. TP all gone by the last morning. Showers and doors broken. It's a shame since it could be a really nice park with just minimal attendence. - LovesCamping_jo
Nov 2015 - $24.00
No big changes since my March 2015 review. However, the park seems to be in disrepair perhaps due to recent heavy rains. The boat ramp is closed and the paved road is crumbling in places. Grass & weeds were 2 foot high. I'm guessing the Army Corps has its hands full and just hasn't gotten to this park to clean up. Hopefully they will have the park back up to speed soon. - Danno
May 2016 - $39.00
Older park. site was generously sized with concrete pad and patio and BBQ. Full hookups all worked. Dish satellite worked great but probably wouldn't in most sites due to trees. Didn't use WiFi as our Verizon worked just fine. Owner is as awesome as stated in other reviews. Right off highway so road noise is constant. If you are coming from the north on I-35, make sure you use the directions provided by "ParkMark." Easier access than GPS directions. - Jamul
May 2016 - $40.00
Our stay at Northcrest was relaxing. The owner/manager knows all his tenants and works very hard to stay in touch with them. His attitude is one of a smile and a handshake. You can see the pride he takes in owning his park.
If you are looking for an upscale resort then continue on. If you are wanting to relax and feel safe in a beautiful town then come on in. The park is well laid out with shade trees and some flowers. The manager will back you in. This is helpful after a full day of travel.
One negative is the I-35 traffic. But with fans, heaters, or air on the noise is drowned out.
Yes, we will be back. Camped here in March 2016 also. - jagarraway
May 2016 - $35.00
Very clean, bathrooms are impeccable, easy access from I-35 and the owner takes very, very good care of his guests. - Mrs.Picky
Apr 2016 - $18.00
long gravel pull thru, mostly level, good hookups. wi-fi was good. some shade, quiet park, sites close together. mostly full timers. Cable available for 3.00 a day and you have to sent up a box,,, couldn't get it to work at my site. Linda in the office was very helpful, some OTA channels. Not many amenities just a no-frills park good for a nightly stay. - DBSnowbirds
Feb 2010 - $28.00
Park was hard to find and way off the beaten path. Most residents in the park look like they are permanent. Sites were gravel and unlevel. Pretty shoddy at the best. Only nice thing about the park was the manager. Probably wouldn't stay here again. - We3Brvn
May 2009 - $28.00
We were very disappointed in the rv park. Most of the people staying at the park were living there full time. It was hard to find. The facilities and buildings were old. The sites were not level and not concrete. The pool was an above ground pool and was not maintained. - wrf1168
Aug 2013 - $20.00
This park is old and not a typical COE that I have visited over the years. Lots of shade by the Cedar scrub trees. Lots of bugs especially spiders. Webs are created by the minute. Great Lake views, some covered concrete picnic tables. Not maintained at all. Bathrooms are bug infested, hot, and they are pit toilets. Great place if you are going to boat and so use the day resources around the corner. Its an OK place for a couple days. Oh, and Electrical was pretty low voltage wise. We had campers next door and when their air conditioner came on and my air was on the voltage went to less than 108 volts. I can only image if there were any more campers on the same circuit. Will go back but will be well prepared with bug spray, brooms to knock down webs, plenty of candles, foggers, and a high pressure washer to wash the picnic tables, shelter, and concrete slab off before we use it. - Gearitis
Apr 2016 - $28.00
The price reflects 50 amp service. We stayed at this primarily to visit the Mammoth Monument, about 20 minutes away. The person checking us in was pleasant. The sites are reasonably spaced and level. Most of the sites have at least some shade. There are obviously many long-term residents, but that was fine with us. It was nice and quiet at night since it is a ways out in the country. Unfortunately, there are many large bright street lights, so not dark at night. We had very good Verizon data and voice. The park WiFi was exceptionally good. We were able to get satellite through the trees. We did use their laundry, which is on the honor system (pay when done at the office) and was $1.50 per wash and the same per dry. The laundry room was disappointing. The machines were old and rusting and the laundry room was quite dirty. We would stay here again, but would certainly not use the laundry. - TheJim
Mar 2016 - $28.00
We spent Easter weekend at this campground and was very pleased. The sites were level and the park was quiet. The host was very friendly. We visited the mammoth site and found the park was so well located close to town but in a country setting. We will definitely return to this park. The only thing the site needed was a picnic table. - Jeannie and Gary
Jan 2016 - $26.00
Office was great when we needed Baylor basketball tickets we had purchased online printed. Easy drive to Baylor. Quiet. They only accept cash or check. We would stay again. - sp123
Oct 2015 - $20.00
Good park, out of the way and right on the Lake Waco. No sewer hookups and a so so dump station, needs help! Lots of wild life, as we witnessed Foxes, Skunks, Lots of Deer. Weekends are packed. Gate Hosts watch the park like a hawk. I have stayed here several times before and will go back. Good place to relax and have fun. - Gearitis
Sep 2015 - $10.00
A Lake park with acceptable sites on a point out in the lake. Nothing special as far as we are concerned. A solid 6 on our scale.
Others may like the low cost or the proximity to the lake, but other than that it's just OK.
Bath Room (there was only one) was hot, old, and unpleasant. - Creativepart
Apr 2015 - $20.00
The park is clean and well kept, although the restrooms left something to be desired. The park is far enough from the highway so there are no traffic noises, but there are cars driving through the park from the time it gets dark until about midnight. I am not sure if the gate is left open or why there is so much traffic, as the park is at the end of a long road. Also the park has no pet rules. While we were there one camper had 3 dogs and another had 4, and they barked from 6 AM until late evening. My overall rating would have been a 10 if not for the traffic and the dogs barking. We would and have recommended this park to friends. - oldtimers