My family and I stayed at this park for a weekend getaway. We live in Matagorda county, but we wanted to camp near the beach for the weekend. This is a great park situated where the Colorado river meets the Gulf of Mexico. The sites have concrete pads and are level. There is lots of room between each site so that you don't feel cramped by your neighbors. It is a short walk to the beach and the jetty pier. If you are accustomed to having lots of entertainment by way of restaurants and shops, this is not the place for you, but if you want a peaceful beach setting and fishing opportunities within a few yards of your rig, this is the perfect place. There are a few restaurants to choose from that are good including the Reef and Riverbend, but if you normally do the cooking, be warned that the grocery store is several miles back into town. LCRA has a lighted pier within walking distance of the park and there are lots and lots of birds to watch and take pictures of if you are a bird watcher. Beware during the summer months that mosquitos may be a problem; so, come prepared. Also, as with anything near the beach, be prepared for wind gusts. If you have small children, take care to go further down the beach away from the jetties because of strong rip currents. The only reason this park did not receive a 10 rating from me is because while we were here, we had a very bad thunderstorm and about 5 inches of water was left standing in our site. We had several objects floating around because of it. I did notice that the other sites did not have the same problem; so, we must have been in a low area. We stayed in site #39.
Campsites are very close together. Had to move our vehicle a few times to accommodate our neighbors coming in or leaving. If you want to be close to the beach, this is a good spot though. You don't have to walk far to feel the sand between your toes. However, we went there during spring break and the noise at night on the beach and the beach access road was pretty loud from the music from cars. Not a horrible experience if you just want to stay a few days. We will probably scope out different parks in the area before trying this one again.
This park was very quiet and beautiful. There are lots of trails to walk or bike through. We took the Vanishing River Cruise but did not see any bald eagles. The lake levels were down about 15 feet due to a drought; so, there were places along the hiking trails that didn't have water that should have. Overall, we really enjoyed this spot. We would definitely stay here again. For reservations call: (512) 715-0290
This was an excellent overnight spot for us. There is a very friendly staff, nice store, and laundry facility. Showers were individual rooms with toilets and sinks. Sites were clean and well kept. My only complaint would be if I had wanted to open my awning, I wouldn't have had room because of the trees they have planted. Otherwise, this is a nice, safe place.
This is a very nice place. There are lots of trails and things to do for the family. We stayed at the Hackberry Camp Area. It had lots of wildlife -- turkeys, deer, gophers, coyotes. The canyon is beautiful. Showers weren't as private as other state parks. Trails are well marked. We would stay here again.
This is a beautiful park. Campsites are clean and have fire rings. There are tons of trails to choose from and lots of wildlife. Restrooms and showers were clean and private. The only complaint -- bees and yellow jackets attacked when we first set up camp. We stayed at site 18 in the Honey Flat.
The hosts were very friendly and helpful, and the sites were clean. The only complaint I have about this park is the cost. Also, GPS doesn't take you directly to the park so ask the park for directions.
This is a very nice park with lots to do. The site was large enough to accommodate our 33' trailer with a slide and still had enough room to park the Ford 250. A cold front blew in while we were there, so the fire rings were a nice addition. There was lots of wildlife. My husband and I watched a buck grazing near the lake with the moonlight bouncing off the water -- how can you not enjoy that? We took bike rides along the trails with our son and played putt-putt. We stayed in lot #68 with a great view of the lake with full hook-ups.
This was our first stay pulling our new RV. We were in the area for the yearly chili cookoff and had to stay at this site because the nearby state park was full. The hosts were very friendly and made sure we had logs for our fire ring. We also didn't have a cable for the cable TV, and the park host loaned us one for the night. There were nice big oak trees and plenty of room at the sites. The only complaint I have was the highway noise at night, but earplugs did the trick.