One of our new favorites, just an hour north of Austin. The oaks are huge and shady. Half of the park is currently being renovated with entirely new sites--new covered picnic tables, fire pits, grills, and pads. The restrooms were spotless, the showers huge. Be sure to hike Miller Springs across the highway. The Dead Fish Restaurant across the dam has good food at reasonable prices.
Our first trip to this campground, and we'll definitely be back. It's an hour north of Austin on Lake Belton. Most of the sites are heavily shaded from the live oaks that the park is named after. The park is small, and features a boat ramp down to the lake. While Wi-Fi is available, it's only near the park entrance. We ended up using our Verizon mobile hot spot which had a very strong signal.
This is an older park with approximately 60 trailer sites. The sites aren't quite level, and are narrow - you can fit in a travel trailer with slide outs, but it's a squeeze. The park itself is beautiful, in the rolling Texas hill country. The Pedernales River cuts over uplifted limestone beds, creating 'falls'. I've yet to visit then the river was flowing fast enough to see it, though. There is an excellent bird blind near the falls, and a nice swimming section below them.
We'd forgotten how nice this old CCC park is. An hour from either Austin or San Antonio, it's a true gem of Texas campgrounds. The CCC created some marvelous buildings that are well kept up. There are many trails, a small ox-bow lake for fishing, and the San Marcos river rushes between the tent and RV campgrounds.
It's been about 8 years since we last visited, and the park remains a good place to visit. Well maintained with plenty of wildlife to view, this park on the western edge of the Texas Hill Country is a great place to bring the family. The South Llano River flows along the edge of the park, and it's wonderfully relaxing to play in it during the hot spring and summer days. Rio Grande turkeys roost in the park, and the trees are full of a large variety of birds (including hundreds of humming birds). The sites are large, well maintained and clean. The bathrooms were spotless. The camp sites on the upper area are lightly shaded by mesquite and have a lot of breezes, while those in the lower area a densely shaded by pecans, but have less wind coming through them. If you stay here, try to take a day and drive 60 miles west on I-10 to Sonora and visit the caverns there.
We needed a place to stay overnight on our trip from FL to TX, and while Poche's was a bit of a drive from I-10, it was worth it. The owner was very helpful and friendly, and as others have mentioned, the sites are great. We were in site 26 at the corner of the lake, on a nice level concrete pad. The park is very quiet. The only detractor, as others have mentioned, is that the shower/restrooms could be a bit more private. We would gladly stay here again!
An oasis in the middle of San Antonio. The park is very clean and well maintained. The park has been around for a long time, and there are many tall shade trees. If we ever need to stay in San Antonio again, it will be with the good folks at Traveler's World RV Park. Wireless internet is available through TengoInternet, and was fast enough for me to work from the trailer all week while my wife attended her conference.
Until this year, we would rate this park a 9 or a 10. THIS YEAR, LCRA has split the park up to different concessionaires, with the lodge and adjacent RV park being run by different companies. You no longer have access to the lodge facilities - this includes the pool. After 5 years of coming to this park, we won't be back again.
We loved the location, but the campground has some flaws. The restrooms are old, and they show it - they need work, new fixtures, and fresh paint. More showers, and some *hot water* would be nice. Next, the outer ring of pull through sites don't have water. Luckily a back-in site became available and we relocated to it.
Small park, secluded, with large sites. No lights, no cable, no phone, no frills...we loved it! The owner, Shelly, is friendly and a lot of fun to talk to. There are hot tubs available, for a fee, filled with geothermally heated water. Great spot for viewing the stars and enjoying the peace and quiet. We'll definitely visit again if we go back to the area. Free wireless at the Glenwood Community Center a few miles north.
Were told that the rates were elevated due to a holiday weekend. On a THURSDAY. What holiday? Softball game. After 10 hours on the road, I was too tired to argue or go elsewhere. WiFi was very slow. Would not recommend this one to anyone.
A nice quiet park on Lake Bardwell, 20 miles East of Waxahatchie. We stayed in site 21, which had large shade trees on either side of it. New fire rings were provided. Restrooms were clean, but there was no hot water. If we were to return to this area, we would stay again.
We stayed here twice, on our way out and back from Yellowstone. The staff was great, the sites very wide. We heard some road noise from I-80, but it wasn't enough to keep us from sleeping. The free wireless was great. We'll stay here again next time we're in the area.
We enjoyed our stays at the Corral RV. Free wireless, nice wide sites. Convenient to the highway. We stopped on our way out to Yellowstone and on the way back. The restrooms were clean, the showers hot. The free wireless was very nice. We'll definitely stay there again when heading out west.
This was our second trip to the park. Full hookups, free wireless, swimming pool, beautiful views of the lake from the lodge area. There are many things to do here. Fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, biking. There's a large observatory where they give tours of the sky. The Vanishing Texas River Cruise operates from the park, giving lunch and dinner cruises up Lake Buchanan and up the Colorado river - in the winter you can see bald eagles nesting along the river. Definitely one of our favorite parks near Austin. Much less crowded than Inks Lake or Bastrop State Parks.
I had a business trip mid-week in Dallas, and we thought it'd be a perfect first trip with our new trailer. After doing a little research, we settled on Hickory Creek Corp of Engineers park on Lake Lewisville, in north Dallas not far off I-35E. The park is close to a movie theater, Walmart, Albertsons' grocery, Starbucks, and more. It's fairly easily accessed from I-35E. The park is large, with large spacious sites, many of which are near/on the water. Most sites have power (30/50 Amp) and are plenty large enough for TT's and motorhomes. There are numerous clean restrooms, with huge showers. The park was well maintained - we saw empty site's having their equipment power-washed, and a mowing crew came by mid-week. There is a swimming area, boat ramps, and play ground. A remote primative area is available for tent-camping, with its own restrooms. The park was full of birds. One thing we did NOT like - unlike Texas state parks, the COE parks allow you to reserve a particular site. This meant that we, arriving on Monday, saw 3/4 of the sites empty and reserved for the week. Why? Because people booked and paid for them for the week, so they could have them on the holiday weekend. That meant that if you had a bad spot in an otherwise empty loop full of GREAT spots, you weren't allowed to occupy them - they're all reserved. I much prefer the state parks method - you can reserve, but that only guarantee's you a spot in a loop...first comers get the pick. Another downside is that it is located in the airport flight plan, so you see a lot of jets flying over for landing and take off. The biggest downside - I-35E is a horrible road - I hate travelling on it. All in all, a nice park if you're in or visiting the Dallas area.