This yet another great park operated by the COE. Our site was very close to our neighbor, but I found out that the park is being revovated and some of the more crowded sites are going away. The park is very clean, very well managed, and the staff is couteous. But then, I have not been to a bad COE park. I'm looking forward to going back to this one as well as checking out the others on Lake Belton.
When I made the reservation, it was for a site with full hookups. We arrived Thanksgiving afternoon and there were no park hosts or park staff. We drove around looking for a site with a sewer connection and did not find one so we just picked a site. When I went to the office the next morning to pay, I was told there were two sites with sewer, that they were for the camp hosts and were rented when there was no camp hosts on duty. I paid for the night and we moved to Lake Catherine SP, which is one of our favorite parks. The roads through the loops were very narrow and winding with trees almost on top of the roads, and I think a large rig would have been in trouble trying to get through. All in all, it's a nice park and maintained in the same high standards of all of the Arkansas parks, this one just isn't for me.
These sites are HUGE. If I could rate this park as 11, I would. It's an absolute gem. We need to send Texas Parks & Wildlife to Arkansas to learn how to operate a state park. A paved, level, full hookup site with a lake view, mobile hotspot reception, a full service marina, and a great staff. If this park could be made better, let me know how. It's 10 miles from Hot Springs, but we aren't tourists. Since we are in the area, we drove over and checked out Lake Ouachita SP and it looks just as nice. If I had to have a complaint, it would be that my wife didn't drive her car and pull my fishing boat. I will be back.
The sites in the full hookup area were very spacious and easy to back into. They weren't even close to level and some trailers literally looked like the tongue was sitting on the ground. The park is pretty remote, so if you need to go into town for anything, be prepared for a drive. The restrooms were OK, but but the standards of the other State Parks we have stayed in, they could use some updating (and cleaning). We are currently exploring the Texas State Parks, and this one had an opening so that's where we went. We'll probably stay closer to home while we are weekending. Sorry to sound so negative about this particular park, but it's not the nicest State Park we've stayed in.
We stayed here for a "shakedown" night since it was close to where we purchased our trailer. Our site was about halfway back in the park and didn't seen overly noisy to me. If you want a perfectly serene camping spot, don't pick a park on a major Interstate. That seems pretty simple to me. It's like buying a retirement condo next to the pool and then complaining about the noise. There were back-in and pull-through sites. My trailer is 10' longer than my old one and even with not being used to it, I would have had plenty of room to back it in. I don't know what a lot of the comments here on small spaces are about. How much room do you need to park a rig? There seemed to be a mix of RVs in the park, with many looking a little dilapidated, so there must have been some full-time residents there, although I wouldn't pick it for a permanent residence. The staff was very pleasant and helpful, but then, I'm not a very needy person. The park is located near shopping and eateries, i you need that. All in all, it was a pleasant stay
This is a very pleasant park and is extremely well maintained with clean rest rooms and properly maintained grounds. The sites are pull-through, roomy, and easy to get out of. Most have picnic tables, though mine was too far from my site to be of any use. The facility, although excellent, rates a 7 for two reasons. First, the local TV coverage lists 5 or 6 local stations; however, the only one available was one that showed old episodes of Knight Rider and The A Team. I knew up front that the park did not have wi-fi, and I thought that would be OK. It wasn't. So for future stays, that's a deal breaker for me. In this day and age, even a lot of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Parks have or are getting wi-fi. I think Kerrville could keep up with the changing times, so for that reason, I would not stay there again, even though, once again, the facilities were very nice.
I've stayed at this park several times, but only this last time in a TT, always a van before. It seems to have a lot of long-term occupants, so it's really a very quiet, peaceful park. We arrived late in the afternoon after making a last minute reservation on the road. We got one night with the possibility of more if there was a cancellation. The next day, we were told we could stay bit would have to move to accommodate a reservation. We were moved to a site in a back corner that was a little tight to get into because of the curves in the "street", but it was my choice to stay and they were trying to be very accommodating. This is a family owned park, run by a little grandmotherly type lady who is a real sweetheart. It's away from town and off the highway. Shower and laundry facilities have been very clean on every visit. I don't remember what we paid, but it was in the $20s and cheaper than the tourist places in town and really a good value. It would have been less with Good Sam or Passport. This park is my choice foe every trip I make to Moab, and I make it at least every couple of years.
This park is immaculate, not so much as a scrap of paper on the ground. The grounds are manicured and the showers and restrooms are spotless. This is my first State Park visit, but if they are all as nice as this one, I'll be back many times. An annual pass for $60 gets you and all in your vehicles in, free plus coupons good for 4 nights of free camping.
Very well maintained park with a very helpful staff. This was just a shakedown trip for a new trailer so it's unlikely we will be here again. I had some Wi-Fi issues, but it worked fine for my wife. Has lots of shade trees. I would highly recommend this park.
The park looked a little ragged but overall, it was OK and the staff was very nice. RRs & Showers could have used some upgrades, but they were clean. it was the end of the park season and I'm guessing the people in the CG were local workers. I would stay here again, as it was much more economical than anything in Jackson Hole and the park CGs were all closed.