Nice park with little freeway noise. The slide out was a little too close to the picnic table, so had to walk around it into our neighbors area a bit. The laundry room was a tad worn but very clean. Had to use a magnetic card for entry ($20 cash deposit). Very friendly folks. It's just far enough outside of Austin to miss rush hour traffic. Quiet and level.
It's no frills and pretty much a one-night stop but it was great for that. It was grassy, the site was level, and there was minimal freeway noise. We had originally planned to stay at the KOA up the road but their Wi-Fi had gone down. So, we called this park after hours, used a credit card, got the password over the phone, and pulled into a spot that we chose after hours. It was perfect. Took a stroll around before dark and watched an excellent sunset. Don't let the rustic look put you off. We'd stay here again.
Large and level site. The pea gravel drained well after a torrential downpour. A real kid-friendly place. There was even a wedding going on one night. Not much freeway noise and noise from vacationers quieted down at the appropriate time. Since we spent almost every day out, it was a bit pricey for just sleeping in the RV. We might try across the freeway next time but this park was excellent. Nice propane service too! They were pretty relaxed about us missing our departure time as well.
Very friendly lady in the front office. Gave us directions on how to get back to the freeway when we exit, while the nearby freeway is under construction. There is freeway noise. Sites are dirt but they're clean and level. They've taken care to space the temporary folks apart. There's also an RV repair place. One of the Class A's was having its engine worked on in its space. Very convenient to the freeway so we'll take the noise. You can see Mexico across the river to the south.
It was like visiting a little city. We had a bit of a wait at the gate, registering after the office was closed, with paperwork and the like. We got a Good Sam discount (10% off the $55 rate). Friendly doesn't even come close to every single person we encountered. Didn't use any of the many facilities (just an overnight stop), but did take a photo of the garden railway. Safe, clean, and top notch. No noise at night. The pull-through sites are arranged in groups of four around square lawns. That could be fun if you're vacationing with other RVers. Wi-Fi is TengoInternet and was fine.
Friendly ladies in the office, easy in and out, and also got a Good Sam discount of 10% (so, $22.50 per night with the discount). We bought some Aqua-Kem in the store and went to our level site. The cable TV was a bit snowy and the water pressure wasn't quite what we would have hoped for (in the last spot in our row, number 15). Even so, it was good enough for a shower. We couldn't hear the interstate but it was windy. Would stay here again.
We'd visited Black Rock before with a rental motorhome and also camped at Cottonwood Springs in a Roadtrek but this was my first time towing a vehicle (32' Jamboree towing a Scion xD). On our first time around the lower loop (no pull throughs there--they're in the upper part of the campground) I didn't turn tight enough at the campground exit and had to back up the motorhome. We quickly unhooked the tow vehicle and drove them in separately. I did the same thing when leaving from the dump station (though I wasn't towing the vehicle). We had the lower section of the campground virtually to ourselves because of the cold weather and it was midweek. The Short Loop Trail was nice. Star gazing was excellent, though chilly. The dump station was $5 and the park entrance was $15. Few of the sites seem level but the plastic step levelers got us close enough. We drove the car through the Jumbo Rocks campground and found plenty of big motorhomes and trailers using slide outs. We might try that next time. Cottonwood Springs has been closed since September 2011 when flooding and the presence of mercury from old mining operations shut it down.
Clean and level gravel sites separated by oleander bushes that were a little bare because of the time of year. Employees were average in terms of friendliness. From here we visited Calico Ghost Town (which is a tiny tourist trap and not something I'd recommend) and also the Calico Early Man Site which, in this archaeologists opinion, isn't an early man site but was nice to see. The campground was quiet and we asked for and got a pull through spot at the far end of the campground (to maximize quiet and be as far from the freeway as possible). You can also buy propane here though we didn't.
A beautiful spot to camp and hike but the high winds drove us out. Sustained winds were around 45 mph and may have gusted to 60. We spent two sleepless nights with the sound of the wind coming down the canyon, rocking our 32 foot Class C, and flapping the awnings on our slide-outs around. Even so, the campground is nicely laid out and many of the sites are pretty level. There were several RVs there and even some guys in a tent. Our toad caught a lot of gravel on the road in, even with the heavy duty and full-width mud flap at the rear of the RV, so take it slow. The ranger at the campground was excellent. Wish we had been there on a weekend to take advantage of the ranger programs.
Stopped here so we could unwinterize before we hit the road. Very friendly campground host who told us where we could buy propane (at Rider's Choice, just a couple of exits away on the 14--easy in and out with our 32 footer). Asphalt sites were level and clean. The $5 dump station is actually just the use of one of the empty sites for dumping and for getting water. I'd have given it a higher rating, even just for a stopover place, except that the nearby motocross area can be heard.