Whispering Oaks RV Park (Formerly Columbus KOA)

     


Weimar, Texas
Phone: (979) 732-9494

Sites: 53
Recent Rate: $30 1/2015


Latitude: 29.6924335869007
Longitude: -96.6474084556103

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

29 Reviews

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Mimi7

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Floods a lot. Gravel sites becoming overgrown with weeds, interior roads worn, but easy in and out pull thrus with plenty of space. Park not crowded. P ark offers pizza for 9.99 and fairly good not wonderful. Staff very friendly. Store has usual RV supplies for emergency. Have stayed here for overnite before. Would not suggest staying here in heavy rain. We camped at Whispering Oaks RV Park (Formerly Columbus KOA) in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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JERICO1

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a decent park for an overnight. I don't think I'd want to stay for more than a night, though. Keep in mind the trains DO pass by regularly and they DO toot their horns as they travel by. The traffic noise from I-10 was bearable, and we were as close as anyone to the road. That said, the trains were the big distraction. Getting to the park was easy, the interior roads seemed manageable although in the dark of night (when we arrived) it was a little tricky figuring out the traffic pattern. *Hint* look at the park map for traffic pattern tips PRIOR to parking. We were facing the wrong way but all worked out. The sites were fairly level gravel in decent condition and plenty wide and long for our 40' Class A with TOAD attached. The owner/manager was nice on the phone and when we left. There were several full-time residents here but they were no problem. This was okay for two road-weary travelers for a night, but I prefer the park down the road a bit in Flatonia. It was full when we called, however so now we know of a decent alternative when our preferred location is taken. We camped at Whispering Oaks RV Park (Formerly Columbus KOA) in a Motorhome.

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WestIsBest

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a good overnight stop. I wouldn't consider it a destination stop but there are many things to see in the area. We stopped at another place in Columbus but it was quite a mud pit. The roads are asphalt and the sites are gravel and level for the most part with plenty of space between the sites for awnings and slides. I-10 and a railroad are close. We were outside when the first train went through and we were a bit concerned but once inside with the windows and doors closed they weren't an issue at all. I-10 noise wasn't an issue for us at all. There is a small store that doesn't price gouge like some parks do. The internet was solid but speeds wouldn't let you watch movies or TV shows. We will definitely be back. We camped at Whispering Oaks RV Park (Formerly Columbus KOA) in a Motorhome.

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Harry R

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground was clean and well maintained. The roads are paved with gravel sites. I gave this campground a 5 rating because of the frequent train traffic. The train tracks are about 150 yards from the campground boundaries and the trains come through about every 2 hours night and day. The free WiFi initially was good but after 24 hours, we were prompted to sign in again and the "free access" button was gone, with no Wi-Fi password provided by the office. So basically the free Wi-Fi is only for the first day of your stay. Easy on, easy off, except the entrance to I-10 W was extremely short with a 90 degree turn. We felt it was too tight for a 40 ft RV so we drove 7 miles to Weimer TX and got on I-10 there. We camped at Whispering Oaks RV Park (Formerly Columbus KOA) in a Fifth Wheel.

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kaydbug

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice and friendly campground. Some long term residents sprinkled throughout the park. Noisy with highway and train. No cable TV and poor local reception. We have stayed here several times, not sure we will stay again. Price is too high for what you get. We camped at Whispering Oaks RV Park (Formerly Columbus KOA) in a Motorhome.

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SeaLandSkyPhoto

Review Count: 81
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Former KOA campground. Nice spacing of sites with some shade trees. Some spaces can be challenging to enter without running over the grass since they are at near 90 degree angles to the access road. Mostly gravel access roads with gravel sites. Moderate highway and train noise (frequent trains with horns). Power ok, did not use other utilities. Campground staff did not know the wifi password, so no working wifi (next morning talking to the owner he indicated he's increasing the bandwidth). Moderate Verizon cell signal with ok data rates. Most sites would not have problems with satellite access. Good overnight stop. We will stay here again when needing an overnight in area. We camped at Whispering Oaks RV Park (Formerly Columbus KOA) in a Motorhome.

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retired rover

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a hard one to rate. We only spent one night, sandwiched between Interstate-10 and a very busy, very nearby railroad track. Didn't sleep at all. But our site was a nice, level pull-thru with a shade tree. The lady in the office and her husband were delightful and helpful. We didn't use the shower, but I'd bet it was clean. If the railroad noise isn't a problem, this would be a nice stop. This was the most expensive campground we stayed at on a 6-week trip and it was not worth it. We camped at Whispering Oaks RV Park (Formerly Columbus KOA) in a Fifth Wheel.

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WestIsBest

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This is formerly the Columbus KOA. The mailing address is Weimar so that is the city I listed it in. The electric was solid, water pressure was good. The roads are asphalt and sites are gravel and level. The sites and roads are wide enough that a big rig should have no issues at all. WIFI was fast, and we had no hiccups with it. As with any RV park along a major highway there is a railroad nearby. If you are outside they might be noisy depending on their direction and the wind direction. Once we got inside with the TV at a normal volume we could barely hear them. It is right at I-10 exit 689 so easy off & on, but the road noise is not an issue. One shower/bathroom. We have an RV so we use our own facilities, but I went in and it was very clean. The dog walk and playground were KOAish. There is also an area to the rear of the dog park that people had their dog out in. We were tired on our arrival night so we tried their pizza. We expected a cardboard frozen pizza you normally find, but it was really good. We will stay here again. We camped at Whispering Oaks RV Park (Formerly Columbus KOA) in a Motorhome.

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Jerry S

Review Count: 531
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here one weekday night the second week in October. We normally would not stay at a park without a pool this far south at this time of year, but an unusually cool front had the temps down to 70F. About half the park is in the trees and appears to be occupied by long term/extended stay customers. We stayed in the all most empty open (good for satellite reception) half and had a FHU pull through with decent WI-FI. There is no cable. The sites are OK and the staff was nice. The biggest problem I had with the park itself was that there is only ONE bathroom. It is a room with a sink, toilet, and shower. If there are any more than a few customers (like tents and popups), needing to use the park bathroom there could be long waits. The park is by itself at the interstate exit - you will need to drive to shop or eat. For light sleepers, the night we were there the train horns blared half a dozen times between sunset and sunrise. We camped at Whispering Oaks RV Park (Formerly Columbus KOA) in a Motorhome.

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slawrence

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice asphalt roads throughout park with level gravel sites & grassy areas between. Easy satellite access so no need for cable. Unisex bathroom was clean, but most people use their own in this over nite park. Easy on/off access to I-10. Friendly helpful staff and owners live onsite. We camped at Whispering Oaks RV Park (Formerly Columbus KOA) in a Fifth Wheel.

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AZExplorers

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is located about 2/3 of the way between San Antonio and Houston and a good place to stop for the night. The sites are large, gravel, level, and the setting feels like you're in the country: even though it's close to I-10 and a train track. Nevertheless, the trees provide a good buffer and we didn't find it loud at all but rather peaceful. Being a KOA, there's a small playground and a large old tree that has a swing rocker. There is only one bathroom/shower. There is a small dog run: in front of a large fenced forested area for a large unofficial dog park. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Whispering Oaks RV Park (Formerly Columbus KOA) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Airstream phil

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

My wife and I picked up trailer in - Austin and stopped in Columbus for first night out -real newbies. Camp staff knew this and came by several time during arrival and departure to be sure we were not having problems. Quiet park and very enjoyable first experience to world of RVing. We would stay here again! We camped at Whispering Oaks RV Park (Formerly Columbus KOA) in a Travel Trailer.

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rex&nancy

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy on/off from I-10. Nice big sites both long and wide. Sites have grass with gravel parking. We camped at Whispering Oaks RV Park (Formerly Columbus KOA) in a Motorhome.

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Camper Don

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this to be a great park to spend the night. Yes, there were trains, but we are used to trains so they didn't really bother us. We liked the wide, pull through spaces with tables. Nice park to walk one's dogs in. There is even a small enclosed dog run. Park is located about five miles from a town in either direction along the I-10. You can find just about anything you need in Columbus. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Whispering Oaks RV Park (Formerly Columbus KOA) in a Motorhome.

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fulltimer 2

Review Count: 72
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Have stayed here at least 10 times. Is really good. There are very few parks on I-10 between Houston and San Antonio that are true RV Parks as opposed to campgrounds, so cannot be too picky. This is flat, high, and dry and just 50' off of the exit. It is also 1/2 of the way between Houston and San Antonio or 90 minutes to each. Great place to stop to miss morning traffic next day or before evening traffic. Great new owner who is putting a lot into park. Our 45' bus was fine here. We camped at Whispering Oaks RV Park (Formerly Columbus KOA) in a Motorhome.

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