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06/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a fractional ownership park. It is associated with Thousand Trails. I made the reservation through ReserveAmerica and thought it was a state park, my mistake. There are lots of people, kids, dogs etc. They have lots of organized activities too. So if this is your thing, this might be your park. For what we got (full hookups) I felt the nightly rate was really high. We camped in the quiet section and it was, although a long way from the pool or other facilities, even the trash container. There are lots of park models here too. The reason we came here is because we wanted to be close to Williamsburg so we could spend the day there, as it turned out Williamsburg is about 15 miles away. I would not camp here again.
06/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
Really, really nice RV park, good distance between sites, which are mostly situated around a 5 acre lake. We asked and the personnel allowed our dog to swim in the swimming area which he enjoyed. I used the laundry which was inexpensive ($1.25 wash and $1.00 dry). We also had a pizza here which was good. We would have stayed longer but had reservations and had to move on. There are some permanent RVs but they seem to be located in a different area. The only negative is that the approach road is somewhat narrow. On the positive, fishermen seemed to like the area, we saw several launching their boats as we departed in the morning.
06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
We loved this place. Nice and clean. Big sites. Nice people. We rode our bikes outside the park and by the UMC church to wonderful bike paths by the Villages. The only reason I gave it a 9 is because after 30 minutes of trying to get TV via the cable I called the front office and found out that only units 2 and part of 1 were able to get it. Tip - eat at Pearls (great food).
05/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
We arrived here just before 4pm. The gate was closed and there was a sign that said "Only Primitive Campsites Available". We turned to leave and a nice lady came out with a campground map and asked us how many nights we wanted to stay. We told her only 1. With this she let us in and there were plenty of sites available. Evidently, the staff is gearing up for the Memorial Day weekend. If you come in after the office is closed, drive around (to the left) of the office building. Don't camp in the sites that they state that are paid for. Our dog enjoyed a nice swim in the lake. Our pad was concrete and level (somewhat). We would definitely come here again - quite and beautiful.
05/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This campground is really nice, it is under the trees and close to the train depot. We arrived here on a Sunday afternoon in time to see the diesel train depart for Palestine and the steam train arrive back. On a weekday there isn't many campers. Our dog enjoyed a swim in the lake.
04/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
Real nice RV park. We camped in the RV patio area. There were trees, cement pads, table and benches made of tile and cement, and a parking area for truck on gravel. We used the dog run for our Lab; it was fenced and located behind the maintenance area. Laundry room was clean, and there were a great many machines ($1.50 wash/$.75 dry). There are rooms for sewing, billiards, and general meetings/potlucks/get togethers. There are shuffle board courts, pickle board area, bocce ball, golf driving area (net), library, and pool/hot tub. Real nice park all around - quiet and clean.
04/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park is clean and the spaces are well apart. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is because it didn't have sewer at the site, although it had a dump station. The really nice thing is that the walk to the Discovery Area where the tours of the caves start is not far and there is a nice path. Nice place.
04/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is probably the best park in the area. It was quiet and clean. The sites are well spaced and marked. This park is a "Loners on Wheels" park and we were hesitant at first to come here (as we are married) but the other reviews were favorable so we chanced it. Nothing was said about not being single and we were welcomed. The man in the office was slow but nice. There is a small 'bark park' but I was given permission to play ball with my dog in the area adjacent to it. The wind blows and blows here. The nightly rate is very high in my opinion although it reflects a Good Sam 10% discount. We just overnighted here.
04/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here 4 nights and received 1/2 off the second night and free entrance fees for all days. We loved seeing the javalinas which were out in the early morning and evening. The park is clean and well maintained. While we were here we attended a 'Star Party' and a daytime tour at McDonald Observatory (a must do). We also walked the Fort Davis Historical Park and watched their movie, which was very educational. Additionally we drove to Big Bend National Park - so lots to do in the vicinity. We had space 20 which was a pull-through on a hill. We had the back of the trailer down near the ground and the front up as far as we could put it. No shade but a veranda over the picnic table. We would definitely come here again. Please note: If you need to wash your clothes or vehicle you can go to Alpine TX. It is 30 miles but a real nice ride.
04/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park is really nice. The sites are spaced well apart and are clean. We stayed in site 289 which was right on the lake. We just left our kayaks at the shore and went paddling many times. Our Labrador Retriever loved playing in the water although he was supposed to be on a 6' leash. Because we were here during the week no one came around to make us leash him and he played freely in the water. We were also on a "no wake" zone so kayaking was very enjoyable. We paddled down to Devils Watering Hole and saw many turtles resting on rocks and one mother goose sitting on her eggs. We were here for 5 nights. The Texas Parks Pass paid for itself with this stay. Nice place.
03/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed down by the creek. Nice woods behind our trailer. The road noise was quite apparent. Our dog had a good time swimming in the creek. We toured Johnson Ranch while here. No Walmart or other big grocery store, although there was a Lowes in Johnson City. Would stay here again.
03/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We used the bus stop across the street to go and come from downtown. The fare was $1.10. We loved the Riverwalk bike path just outside the park. This park is real nice with the spaces on gravel and no too close to each other. Semi-quiet for a big city with a busy road (Roosevelt Ave) in front of the park. The laundry has 8 machines so you can do the whole weeks worth of dirty clothes at once. There is a golf course at the rear of the park, makes me wish I had brought my clubs.
03/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Really noisy as it is on Highway 45. I had to wear ear plugs to get to sleep. We camped here because we wanted to visit Johnson Space Center and leave the dog in an air conditioned rig.
03/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Too bad about the September 2011 fire. Many of the mature trees are burned. Some of the restrooms and showers were too. They seems to be doing a great job getting the park back to its former glory. The park is clean and quiet, surrounded by a golf course (wish I had brought my clubs). We stayed here overnight and had full hookups for $20. We have a Texas State Park pass so we didn't pay the $4 daily entrance fee.
03/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here overnight and bought a Texas State Park pass in the morning which took care of the $4 a day entrance fee. We were serenaded the next morning by turkeys, about four Toms looking after a large flock of Hens. The place was clean and quite. It was a Thursday night and beside one other person in a trailer we were to only ones there. I would come here again, especially in the off season.
03/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is just bare bones, it has gravel roads and a small concrete pad at most pull thru sites. I went to wash this morning and all three washing machines were working but of the 4 dryers only one is in operation. Now I have to go down the road with wet laundry. The park is probably the best one in the town, but that doesn't say much. The owner was friendly. The WIFI was slow. Verizon doesn't work in this town.
03/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a wonderful park. The utilities are underground and the streets and pads are all concrete. Everything is really clean. The staff is very friendly. We asked if we could let our dog go swimming in the lake and the answer was 'yes'. The only thing that is negative is our GPS took us down a residential street and we had difficulty turning around. Just beware, don't go down 22nd Ave., set your GPS to 1500 Fools Hollow Road.
03/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed here for two nights. This is an old park with mature trees. There are part full time, older trailers; part snowbirds with mostly motor homes and a few overnight accommodations. The office is messy with lots of stuff here and there. The park is the same with lots of stuff here and there but not much trash. The family that runs the place are very nice. Due to the high season we were happy to find a place that would take us at six o'clock at night. That and the price of other RV Parks in the area with all their amenities that we didn't need was the main reason we stayed here.
03/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
The park was clean and well maintained. It had some noise as highway 40 was not far away. There was very little signage to guide you to the park, but if you take the eastern most exit of Newberry Springs and go south and then west you will come to the park within a block.
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