Brand new park that opened in April of 2010. Not all facilities built out yet. Very quiet area except for closeness of train noise which are not excessive. Very pleasant owner and manager (manager lives on site). Wash house with three washers and three dryers (payment on honor system). Office having Wi-Fi installed very soon. All back-in sites. Some long, some short. Half of residents are long-term. Utilities included in monthly rent. Very shady but had good Direc-TV coverage. Horse farm next door, very pastoral. Low traffic road in front but close to downtown. Good variety of restaurants in area. Super close to Texas Renaissance Festival. Close to groceries, etc.
Escapees Headquarters park. See preceding comments for more details. There are some pull-through sites for overnighters. We stayed in a back-in site for two nights. Cheap breakfast on Saturday morning and a chance to visit with the long-termers. Easy drive into town for church on Sunday. Spent pleasant evening with a German couple who had shipped their coach over and were touring the US and Mexico. Some sites shaded and some not; ours wasn't. Friendly office staff. Washer / dryer facilities for $1 each. Not enough warning before entrance off highway and turn was pretty sharp for a 40' coach with a toad. Would definitely go back. Electric was extra, even for two nights, cheap, though, 13 cents / kwh. Some longer term sites have storage facilities.
Nice park but tight fit for a 40' coach. Roads are narrow and twisty and there are loops for turning around that are a challenge. We were assigned to a 30 amp site but kept popping the circuit breaker even with only the front AC running. We think it was a problem with the electrical stand as we can run the front AC at home on a 20 amp circuit. They moved us to a 50 amp pull-through site but then we could only stay one night we had planned on two nights. Sites are in a forest, black-topped, and widely separated. Fairly noisy, though, even with the separation. Was mostly disappointed for a Texas state park, we've been in lots better -- and we're Texans. Don't know that we'd get back with a coach of our size. Park fee was on top of RV fee.
We drove a 40' coach into this state park RV section and it was a big mistake. Directional signs were not very clear so ended up backing up a long way to get back to turnoff. Road is very narrow and took a lot of back and forth to get into site. Then had to move to another site to get 50 amp. More back and forth. Site backed up directly on the lake; very pretty. Stayed two nights. Dog friendly. Very hilly but sites are level and black-topped. Picnic table on gravel with full hookups. Electric was on wrong side of coach but we have a 30' 50 amp extension cord so it worked out. Sites are completely wooded but was able to get antenna aimed to DirecTV. Leaving was a real challenge as road went up and around 180 degrees to a higher level; the coach almost didn't make it around the turn. Scary. Park was very quiet and serene. The park is named for the Woolly's who settled in the hollow. There is a beach and paddle boats for rent. Would come back again but only with a smaller coach.
First time we stayed in a "self-service" park. Lots of rules to follow posted all over everything. Pull-through area was just a big gravel open lot. Plenty big, though, for our 40' coach. Half the sites or better were full of long-termers. Good for an one night stand. Easy in and easy out. On the highway, US67 toward St. Louis, but quiet at night, very low traffic.
Our first stay ever in a KOA. Had a nice long pull through site but turning into it was a challenge due to sharp turns on interior road. Stayed just one night on way to St. Louis. I-30 just beyond fence, so some road noise all the time. Clean and nice and wooded but way overpriced. Close to our favorite Texarkana restaurant: Cattleman's Steak House. Dog friendly. Very nice host who welcomed us out of a torrential downpour. They have a small RV-themed gift shop in the office. Porch-style swing by site. Full hookup. Trash can by every site. Gravel sites and roads. Road from Interstate to park was a little convoluted but wide enough for our coach.
RV park part of much larger state park with many facilities (swimming, picnicking, horse back riding, etc.). RV portion completely shaded with wide and long paved sites, including paved patio, picnic table, BBQ stand, and fire ring. Firewood available from park host for a fee (of which there were three, rotating). Dump station and potable water behind shower building. Restrooms and showers cleaned daily (closed from 10 till noon to do this so schedule wisely). Road wanders through woods to site with some sharp curves but plenty of sites for big rigs (our is 40'). Lots of kids on the weekends as school just started. Long way to St. Louis from here but freeways close by (I44 and others). Park is hilly but sites are level and well separated. We loved it and would go back in an moment.
Park is out in the country, about 3 miles north of TX35, just outside Danbury. It is surrounded by a huge rice farm and next door to an 18 hole golf course. There are 8 pull-thrus and 15 back-ins. The pull-thrus are pretty short and the back-ins are really long (easy to park two cars in front of coach). All sites are full hookup with 50 amp service. Sites are gravel surrounded by grass and nicely maintained. Back-ins sites all have a picnic table beside them. Most sites are filled with long-termers. Trees around the edge but not by the sites. Nice views and friendly hosts. Two fishing ponds and a creek runs by the north side. Pet friendly if you keep them on a lease and pick up their "leavings." Free WiFi and two free washers & dryers and free showers. Rates are $15/87.50/350 and all inclusive. We stayed here in a 40 ft motorhome for 2 months in 2006.
Small park just west of the town. Very convenient for the Texas Renaissance Festival (TRF). About half of the residents are permanent. Fairly new park (2003?). Dirt roads and dirt sites. Next to highway but quiet. Very nice manager and family-owned by folks who live on-site. Some pull throughs but mostly back-ins. Lots of shade trees. Easy drive from Houston. Pet friendly and lots of space to walk them. Good selection of restaurants in the town. Met some nice folks also going to the TRF. We camped here on three different weekends in a 40 footer.
This is a family type campground which is located right on the Medina River as it flows through town. It's part of a much larger park with all kinds of facilities. We were there for Labor Day 2005 and there was quite a mix of campers including some hunters. It's close to San Antonio via excellent road and Castroville is a pretty and historic town. Shade trees are big and beautiful but we got in late so we didn't put the awning down and never got around to it the rest of the weekend. The park manager is a wonderful person who did her best to make us feel welcome, particularly with getting a 40' vehicle into some tight spaces. Gave it only a 9 for lack of WiFi although the modem connection in the rec building worked fine and fast for a dial-up. Castroville was settled by folks from the Alsace region of France and has a unique history. There's also a Texas State Historical Park (the Landmark Inn) on the main highway. The Sunday service at the downtown Catholic church was very memorable. There are a couple of Alsatian restaurants in town and we went to one after church. Rates are very reasonable at $20/day, $120/week, and $240/month, all of which include electricity! Plan to go back for an extended stay once we go to fulltiming.
Park is about five miles north of I74. It is surrounded by corn and soy bean fields and is very quiet (except for the drivers on IL49 out front but they are few and far between). There is a train track south of I74 with an occasional passing train that you can hear because it is so very quiet in the park. The Five Bridges refers to the pond between the owners' home and the sites; there are five bridges across it. There are plenty of birds in the trees and shrubs around the pond and we saw a chipmunk a couple of times and heard a bullfrog. Friendly, chatty host drove us to our site and aligned us to it. There was 50A electric and water but no sewer. There was a dump site on the way out. The road gate for the park was locked at dusk but the gate by the owners' house was always open. Had a relaxing, pleasant time. Stayed three nights in a 40' motorhome while I went to my class reunion in Danville.