This park has two different sections. On section is beach front and the other is on the bay side of the island. We chose to stay on the bay side since I hate the corrosion problems that result from staying too close to the waterfront. The bay side sites are in a wagon wheel configuration, have no shelters or shade and are water and electric. We used the day use area to access the gulf to go swimming. The day use area has toilets and outdoor showers to get the sand off when you leave the beach.
We traveled to Goliad to attend their monthly market day and wanted to spend some time in the state park. This is a historical park with a Spanish Mission on the grounds. The park is well maintained and the vegetation was better than we expected since Texas is in a continuing drought. The only negative we encountered was the pull-through sites were not level at all. We used three layers of "Linx Levelers" to get our rig set up. If you go to Goliad State Park, plan on at least a couple of days. There are 2 missions and an historical downtown area to explore.
This was our first trip to Brazos Bend State Park and we were very pleased with the park. The vegetation is lush and the trails are extremely well maintained. The campsites were easy back-in sites. Through out the park the sites, trails, and road sides were mowed perfectly. If you like large trees with hanging Spanish moss, lush vegetation, and a few alligators, you will love Brazos Bend.
We have used this park a number of times as a quick get-away location. It is only about 1/2 hour from our home. This trip we made use of a 50 amp pull-through site and found it very nice. The only strange thing for me was the location of the utility connections. The sewer connection is on one side of the site and the water/electrical connection is on the other. The utility connections are placed quite a ways from the covered patio, so you have to run a long water hose and an extended sewer hose if you wish to have your RV door near the patio.
The rate reflected is the monthly rate. My wife works as the pottery instructor at a children's summer camp in Medina, Texas. The camp management made arrangements for her to live in our 5th wheel at HC RV Resort during the duration of the camp. She and I were both impressed with the friendliness of the staff, the cleanliness of the facilities, and the fact that it was more like a state park than a commercial campground. Most commercial parks are asphalt and hook-ups. Here were trees, birds, deer, and large shaded sites. They have a huge kitchen area and dance hall/meeting area for family reunions. If the opportunity presents itself next summer, we will be back at HC RV Resort.
We stayed here while attending the Cowboy Symposium at Ruidoso Downs. We were escorted to our site, offered assistance parking, and were generally welcomed. We did not make use of any of the park amenities as we were away from the park from dawn to dusk. The park appeared to be family oriented, and we did see children enjoying themselves in the park. This was a good choice for us in Ruidoso at this time of year, and we will return to Twin Spruce if we attend the Symposium in the future.
Spent 2 nights here while visiting the Petroleum Museum in Midland and having a little work done on our tow vehicle. Most campers only stayed one night as this doesn't seem to be a destination park. It is billed as the "Sahara of Texas" and it is composed of many large sand dunes. It was nice for a couple of nights, and we enjoyed hiking the dunes, but I wouldn't stay longer than a couple of days. We will stay here again should we be in the Midland, Odessa, or Monahans area.
This park is in the desert and reflects a desert environment. There are no trees, but that being said it is great place to stay. The sites are large and easy to access. The owners are VERY friendly and accommodating. I was especially impressed with the quality and cleanliness of the laundry room. This was the first RV park I have encountered with the new "He" washing machines. We will return and spend more time at Boot Hill Resort.
This is an interim stop only. We have stayed here several times and although convenient, it is spartan. Many of the hook-up's don't function. There is no one in the office, so you have to go to the motel office to register. It is easy on/off from Interstate 10 and the noise isn't too bad if you are in the north end of the park. We will stay here again since this is on our regular westerly travel route.
The park is divided into two distinct camping areas. There is a bay front area and the tree area. We reserved an RV site with 50amp service in the tree area. When we arrived we were told that there were no 50amp sites that would accommodate out 5th wheel. Apparently all the 50amp sites were in the small site area; if you have a 50amp pop-up, you are in business. I believe that the bay front sites have 50amp service, and they are quite large pull through sites. We like the park, and have camped here for many years, but now that our latest 5th wheel likes 50amp service we discovered a small irritation. The state of Texas does NOT require a fishing license for anyone in a state park, so fishing on the pier requires only a hook, line, and sinker. We will return to this park in the future, but we will request a bay front site.
We have camped here for the past 23 years. The park has changed its focus quite a lot over the years. When we began our camping at Choke Canyon, the big attraction was the wildlife. There were deer, javelina, turkey, and a few big cats. Now the state has decided that interaction with humans is bad for the wildlife, and they prohibit feeding the animals; they no longer trim or mow the wild areas, and have basically changed the park to a bass fishing location. They have removed the playground equipment in the RV area. It is still a nice park to fish, watch birds, and get away from the city, but it isn't what it used to be.
We chose this park because we were going to visit family in the area. We were pleasantly surprised with the trees and shade in the RV area. The sites are shaded, full hook-up, and level. Some of the sites are back-to-back but are easily accessible. We haven't used park bathroom/shower facilities since we sold our pop-up about 20 years ago, but I did walk in the men's room and it appeared very clean. They also have a new laundry room (1 washer, 1 dryer). This is a city park and as such is used by the community. There is a golf course, rodeo arena, ball diamonds, and the local high school has their football stadium in the park. We enjoyed watching the children playing T-Ball for a while. We will return to this park, even if we didn't have family in the area.
A surprising little park. We chose this park because we knew the state and city parks in the area would be full due to the TX State Jr Hi Rodeo finals going on. The entrance/office is plain, but when you enter the campground you are under huge pecan trees with green lush grass growing down to the river. About half the sites were occupied by permanent residents (the new oil boom in this part of Texas). The only way to get satellite service is to run about 100 yards of cable to get out from under the tree's canopy.