We decided Fredericksburg would be a good place to have a home base for a few days and chose this RV park based on all the reviews. It is everything promised and more. Very well run and clean, though a little more crowded than I prefer, we aren't here much. Level, gravel lots with full hook-ups, trees, clean shower room, on sight laundry, cable TV, a small fenced pet area, free ice and close to town. All features we were looking for. Would highly recommend this park.
After much research, we chose Inks Lake State Park to begin our Hill Country motorhome tour. Arriving in the rain, the rangers in park headquarters were very helpful and picked out everyone's favorite camping spot, #92, which is a few feet from the water's edge and has a panoramic view of the lake. We purchased a Texas State Park Pass for this trip and our 4-day stop here already paid for half the $60 cost. The sites are level, gravel back ins with lots of shade. Clean restrooms and showers were a welcome sight. The on site camp store had all the necessities, including ice. I would highly recommend this park. We spent most of our time biking, hiking, relaxing and fishing in this very well run and clean park, only venturing out to do laundry in Burnet, pick up supplies at the Wal-Mart in Marble Falls, and visit a few antique stores in Llano. We only ate out once, at the Highlander in Burnet. Good, southern food buffet for only $8.99.
Only 2 other RV's were here in the entire park during our 3 day stay. Originally planning to only stay 1 or 2 days, to check it out for an upcoming spring trip here with friends, we ended up staying because there was so much to see and do. Hiking, biking, and easy rock climbing were very enjoyable. We stayed in the upper Scissortail Campground, the only sites with full hook-ups in the park. We'll be back in the spring during the Mangum Rattlesnake Roundup.
Tall Pines Campground is located 1/2 mile from Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. This shady and well maintained campground was perfect for our 2 day stay over the Memorial Day holiday with our kids and grandkids in our 32 ft. motorhome. Although the pull thru RV pads are gravel, they are level and easy to access. The full hook-ups, including cable TV and WIFI all worked perfectly. We also rented a camper cabin so the baby could nap and go to bed early plus have overflow sleeping quarters. Air conditioned and clean, but plain and rustic, it was just a few steps from our campsite. Well worth the $29! We rode our bicycles and did a lot of walking around the campground, but some hills were fairly steep for my grandson to ride up easily. He enjoyed it none the less. Each site has a picnic table and a fire pit with grill. We took showers in the camp restroom and found the water hot and plentiful and perfectly clean. The campground has an office with basic supplies, including ice, milk, bread . Most importantly, it was quiet and peaceful.
We spent two nights in Cooper Creek on camping site number 6, located about 20 feet from the shores of Lake Taneycomo. The tree-lined road leading to the office is very pretty, but I wouldn't want to camp in this part of the park. For me it's all about being able to see and hear the water. When we arrived there was a slight fog hovering just above the water which gave it a mystical feel. We immediately liked our camp site except for the close proximity to the other campers and gravel instead of concrete slabs, thus tracking inside occurred even though we were careful. These were the only negatives to our experience at Cooper Creek. Full hook-ups plus cable TV, having Wifi available inside our motorhome, which was a surprise, and being only minutes from downtown Branson but feeling like you were miles from civilization were some of the positives. Wifi was supposed to be available only in the office, but since we got in after it was already closed and were only two sites down from the office, we decided to try it. It worked!!! The office also served as a store, carrying a very nice array of RV merchandise as well as grocery items. They even had small bundles of firewood for sale so the campers could make a fire at their site! The camp restrooms were clean and had showers available. There was also a pay laundry section that looked clean and kept. They had a playground area for the kids plus a swimming pool, which was not open yet. It rained most of the time we were there, but we didn't let it "dampen", pardon the pun, our enthusiasm. It stopped raining one day and after checking the local radar (we were in Taney County), we rode our bicycles into town. I probably would not advise others to do so because for part of the way there was not a shoulder on a very busy road and the hills can be very difficult to climb on a bicycle. The rain stopped enough both nights and we sat outside and grilled dinner. It also stopped long enough during our two-day stay to take our new border collie puppy on several walks around the campground, a definite positive. We will definitely return to Cooper Creek for future stays in the Branson area.
Shady, quiet and within a mile from the stores in Grove, we found this park to be exactly as expected. The park facilities were clean and well kept, the roads and campsites were well maintained, and the pool and playground very nice. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is the restrooms, although clean, were not as pristine as I believe they should be. We really appreciated the security and personal touch the park rangers added to the experience.