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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

San Luis Pass County Park, Freeport, Texas

Date of Stay: December, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

If you like to camp under a street light - this is your campground! We stayed four nights at this County campground that is located on an island at the tip of a peninsular at San Luis Pass. Reservations made 248 days prior to arrival for waterfront site. Entry code is required for gate at bridge and foot bridge to island. We arrived on Christmas Day and was unaware that we needed a entry code (no information provided by the County with our confirmed reservations and park office was closed on Christmas), so we had to wave and yell from the peninsular to get someone's attention to allow us access. Luckily the assistant park host saw us frantically waving! He was extremely helpful in getting us settled in by bring us a metal fire ring. Campground and beach very clean. Restrooms/showers are waterside, which require an entry code. They are in an elevated wooden structure without any climate controls, so be prepared for to climb steps. Clean, but on the rustic side. This campground has streetlights and flood lights EVERYWHERE! Leave your flashlights, lanterns and Christmas light strings at home! Lit up extremely well, so dark sky lovers, be warned! Street lights are at the back of every other campsite. Fishing piers are lighted. Sites are very tightly spaced. Neighbors stinky slinky was under our picnic table! Tight spaces equal hearing what everyone next to you is doing...and I mean EVERYTHING, otherwise far enough off the road that there is no road noise. Longest sites are along the water edge. We had adequate space for 28 ft camper, but could not pull tow vehicle into site. Interior sites are even shorter in length. Every site has a picnic table, but not a campfire ring. $6 fee charged when we used our credit card to make payment. We camped at San Luis Pass County Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
73
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Short drive to Galveston (over toll bridge) and Lake Jackson where you find all the restaurants and stores. Few restaurants in Surfside, with most were closed over the Christmas/New Year week. Most local shops closed due to off-season.

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Huntsville State Park, Huntsville, Texas

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is an extremely heavily used State Park and it really shows it. With reservations made 109 days prior to arriving for our first visit to this park, we arrived just before 5pm on a November Friday. Check-in line was out the door at the Rangers' Headquarters and RVs backed up on the Park entrance road. At that point, we had our choice of 3 sites (selection made without any site pics or a chance to drive thru the campground) in Raven Hill campground (full hook-up). We selected site #9, one of the few back-in sites which is at the back of this loop next to a lift station (we weren't told of the station). Our 27ft TT fit, but had to park TV across site along road. We had a slight glimpse of the lake from this site. Unlevel (side-to-side) site requiring extensive leveling efforts. The concrete picnic table and fire ring was located on the opposite side of the camper door. The concrete picnic table bench was broken off and exposed sharp concrete edges. The public restrooms for this loop were next to the playground. Finish worn off toilet seats, no soap or any paper towels or automatic hand dryer. This campground loop was nearly filled to capacity this November weekend, but it was very quiet throughout the day and night. Firewood was for sale at the Rangers' Headquarters. We camped at Huntsville State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton, Arkansas

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Our first camping experience in Arkansas' first state park! Definitely, we are spoiled! We stayed here 3 nights in Loop A campground (full hook up), right next to the lake by making reservations 287 days in advance. Camper check-in must be accomplished at the Visitor's' Center prior to entering the campground. There is extremely limited parking for RV rigs at the Visitors' Center. We were forced to pull slightly off the narrow 2-lane road partially blocking traffic while I went inside to accomplish check-in (bad situation). Then we had to drive to the picnic area in order to turn around and then drive to our campground. Desperately in need of RV rig parking area. Spaciously spaced campsites in Loop A under tall pines trees with most sites pull-thrus. Campground restroom/shower very clean, excellent condition and heated. Fairly quiet campground except for aircraft approach/take-off from small airport across the lake. No road noise, but there were some RVs with exterior televisions that had them blasting up until the quiet hour. Park personnel were very friendly and helpful. Firewood ($5 bundle) available for purchase at the Visitors' Center. Lots to explore and see here. Fall foliage was just reaching peak at the end of October. Achieved 3 bars with AT&T cell phone service. We camped at Petit Jean State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
17
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Beware of Canadian Geese droppings EVERYWHERE in the campground!! Mather Lodge Dining Room is fair at best. Wouldn't recommend. Boardwalk to Cedar Falls overlook is very nice!

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Tyler State Park, Tyler, Texas

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

We camped in the Big Pine campground for two nights with advanced reservations made 257 days prior to arrival. Check-in at Visitors' Center was quick. Firewood for sale (honor system $5 for 8 pieces) near Big Pine restroom/shower house. Big Pine women's restroom was in deplorable condition! Toilets clogged and overflowing. Definitely a health and safety issue and was shocked that Park rangers didn't lock out the public! One of the three stalls was without a door. Was forced to drive to the day use area to use restroom. Non-gender showers were on the opposite side of the restrooms. Lockable, individual shower rooms. Clean. Big Pine drive-thru campsites are very close to campground road. We were warned that park raccoons were aggressively friendly, which was an understatement. When hubby pulled a storage bin from our truck, two raccoons appeared in the middle of the afternoon next to the bin. We can surmise they thought the storage bin was a cooler and they were about to get some grub. We had to shoo them away over and over again. Quiet park - no road noise. It was the weekend prior to Halloween, so each campsite had an option to participate in the campground trick or treat activity. Heavily wooded park. Very nicely stocked Park store where canoes, paddle boats and kayaks can be rented (life jackets provided at no cost). Achieved 2 bars with AT&T cell service. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Tyler Rose Garden admission is free! Very walkable garden that is extremely peaceful.

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

South Shore Park on Lake Bastrop, Bastrop, Texas

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We camped here on a Friday and Saturday night in our travel trailer by making reservations 131 days prior to arriving. Our FHU site was nice and very private as it was surrounded by heavy brush. We were delighted to see that our campsite BBQ grill and fire pit was completely cleared of any ash or debris. Frequently barking dogs kept this from being a quiet campground. Basically the reason for this *POOR* rating is the shower/toilet situation. This campground has a total of 6 shower/toilet units where there is a sink, shower and toilet behind a locked door. Units were occupied by users for over an hour showering, creating a looooong wait for others who simply wanted to use a toilet. Great design of units, but 6 is totally inadequate for this size campground, especially when it is filled to capacity. I've seen cleaner restroom/shower facilities. Three camp hosts on site here! LCRA staff will deliver to your campsite $4 bundle of firewood. There is a $6 on-line reservation fee + day user fees of $5/pp for each day in campsite + the nightly $30 campsite fee. There are various discounts offered for the day user fees. We camped at South Shore Park on Lake Bastrop in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Camping Loop
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

Nearby Historical Bastrop Main Street is fun to explore. This park has a Texas theme putt-putt golf course that is open during daylight hours.

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Lake Whitney State Park, Whitney, Texas

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

We camped in the Horseshoe Loop with full hook up for the Columbus Day weekend, arriving Friday around 5pm with reservations made 183 days prior. Park Ranger assigned us to site #31 upon my request for a shady site. Site #31 is a asphalt pull-thru with a slight lake view, not lake front. About 1/4 mile from site to the lake. Fairly level site with a concrete picnic table and metal fire ring with a cooking grate. Generous space between our site #31 and the neighboring sites. Site #31 has next to no shade over the RV parking area. There are trees further away from the RV and picnic table. The restrooms/showers for Horseshoe Loop are away from all campsites. They are old and NOT ADA compliant, in fact, there is a small step into the facility. No ADA compliant shower or toilet stall. Cleaned daily, except for Sunday. AT&T coverage = 1 bar Camp host is in Horseshoe Loop, but never encountered them over the 3 days. Very quiet campground - no highway noise. Very happy to see campers without a million strings of lights throughout their sites. Facilitates very good night sky viewing. Saw a couple of deer only once, probably due to dogs at neighboring sites. We camped at Lake Whitney State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Horseshoe Loop 31
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Lake Brownwood State Park, Brownwood, Texas

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

We camped here over Memorial Day weekend in a travel trailer with reservations made 6 months prior. We arrived Friday just before 1pm and there were 5 campsites available in Council Bluff with full hook-up. Ranger at Park Headquarters assigned us a site upon check-in, but told us that we could change to another once if we saw another site we liked better and that is exactly what we did. Sites along the lake (outside of loop) slope towards the lake, so leveling side-to-side was necessary. Semi shade sites with live oaks. Sites are very close, with about 10 feet of grass/weeds between each site. Metal picnic table was permanently located on site that we could step from RV steps onto table! One toilet/shower house for the 20 Council Bluff campsites and it has seen its better days and desperately needs renovating. Clean, but just worn out and NO ventilation so it was so stifling hot inside. Upon arrival, we found lots of trash on our campsite, on the ground and in the BBQ grill. The fire ring was nearly full of ash. Campsite #88 was next to the CCC built stone pavilion that had one picnic table and a fireplace. It was a kid hangout most of the weekend and they threw their trash everywhere! We could also hear the non-stop noise of the septic lift station that was nearby. No dark sky view during our stay due to surrounding campsites with spot lights and strings of lights everywhere! The only "wildlife" we saw were feral cats. We camped at Lake Brownwood State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
88
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We attended Saturday morning COFFEE WITH THE RANGER session held at the Park Headquarters where we had two rangers all to ourselves for one hour who gave us lots of information about the park, the Texas Park system and daily operations, Park Ranger responsibilities and answered our dozen or so questions. Two greatly dedicated individuals with a love of Lake Brownwood.

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Blanco State Park, Blanco, Texas

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

With reservations made five months prior, we arrived on a Friday afternoon is a heavy rain storm for a two night stay in the full hook up campground. Check-in ranger gave us a choice of sites to choose from (unseen) and advised that they were HOLDING one for certain site for a 41 ft fifth wheel reservation. Ranger told us Site #9 was the best of the remaining available sites, but we could select any open site, except the one on HOLD for the fifth wheel, and then call back to the Headquarters. We opted to stay in Site #9 as it was the site with the least amount of standing rain water. Here's our Blanco State Park PROS and CONS: Pros - Beautiful site along the Blanco River River, swimming, Campground has large mature trees providing 75-80% shade cover, very level campsites, easy to walk to downtown Blanco and Catholic Church Campsite firewood for a donation of $5, wooden shelter over full hook up, campsite picnic table & close to camper full hook up outlets in good condition. Cons: Heavily used park and it shows it, Campground restrooms also used by day users, One shower for male and one for female for entire campground, Restrooms needs deep cleaning, full hook up sites lack privacy, sites close together, No night gate closure, Highway 281 traffic noise noticeable when outside only, Heavy rain caused standing water in many full hook up sites, Gravel/dirt/grass full hook up sites (very muddy after heavy rain), No boat/canoe/kayak rentals available (at least not in early May). Very popular State Park. Reservations for weekend stay is wise. We camped at Blanco State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

San Antonio about an hour drive away from State Park. Wimberley Market Days (first Saturday) is only 25 miles away from State Park. Limited retailers in Blanco; small grocery store in Blanco; prepare accordingly.

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Kickapoo Cavern State Park, Brackettville, Texas

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We made reservations 90 days in advance for one of the five full hook-up campsites. Once you pass through the village of Brackettville, it's 25 miles until the Park turnoff and then another 3.5 miles to the Park Headquarters. Roads are narrow but in good condition and we saw 5 vehicles over those 25 miles. We arrived 3pm Friday and were able to select from four campsites. Gravel roads throughout campground and gravel campsites. Good spacing between sites provides privacy. Very quiet! Toilet/shower house in good condition with each having one shower stall and two sinks. Very clean. This same facility is used by day users/picnickers. This State Park was a working ranch until the owner donated the land in 1986. Nothing fancy here - quiet and very remote! Park headquarters building had wifi. Otherwise we had to drive 15 miles for AT&T cell signal. No garbage/trash containers in Park and campers are warned in advance that they must pack out all trash. Ticks are VERY BAD here! We made advance reservations (30 days prior) to do the State Park cave tour on Saturday afternoon for $10/each. Two State Park rangers provided an excellent tour of the Kickapoo Cavern. This is NOT a tour of the Stuart Bat Cave. Kickapoo Cavern is untouched - no steps or pathways, but a 1/2 mile of fairly strenuous climbing and crawling over large boulders that were once the cave's ceiling and walls. The best part of this State Park was the bat emergence from Stuart Cave. Friday evening we watched with six other people and two rangers who were very informative about the cave, bats and the overall Kickapoo Cavern State Park habitat. It was breathtakingly awesome. BEST emergence I have ever seen! We were able to get very close to the cave entrance to experience nearly one million bats taking flight for the night! We camped at Kickapoo Cavern State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This State Park is listed as a #2 on the Bortle Scale, which ranks dark skies. Fort Clark Springs in Brackettville is on the National Register of Historic Places. Extremely interesting historical placards throughout the old Fort. Brackettville has a tiny grocery store and a Valero refueling station. Closest WALMART is in Del Rio.

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Lake Livingston State Park, Livingston, Texas

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

With advanced full hook up reservations made 90 days prior to arrival for a 2-night stay, we arrived on a week day. We stayed in a back-in camp site along the lake in the Piney Shores Loop. This State Park is the beta test for Texas State Park site specific reservations and it all worked out wonderfully. Concrete slab for travel trailer was very level, but sewer hookup was more so closer to road than to the back of the site, so due to that, we were not able to place trailer totally to the very back of the concrete slab, which made for a very tight situation with parking our tow vehicle on the concrete slab in the front of our travel trailer. Large site with picnic table, fire ring and lantern pole. Lots of vegetation between us and the neighboring sites. Extremely quiet as mostly older adults camping. The toilet/shower house was a bit far, about a 12 minute walk. Unlike other parks, this park did not have an entrance gate that closed during the overnight hours. No firewood available for purchase in Park, so closest we found was a refueling station 3 miles outside the park for a buck a piece. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
Piney Shores 61
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss the sunsets over the lake! Woodville Pickett House was worth the drive! AYCE served family style.

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Daingerfield State Park, Daingerfield, Texas

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

With advanced FHU reservations made 90 days prior to arrival for a 2-night stay, we arrived on a week day while rangers were out to lunch, so we proceeded to Big Pine Camping Area, selected site #10 along the lake and close to toilet/shower house. dumpster, and camp hosts. Narrow asphalt pull-thru site slopped towards lake making leveling with drive-on blocks necessary. Huge site under tall pines with pines needles underfoot and one fantastic view of the lake with lots of vegetation between us and the next site. Fairly quiet as mostly older adults and few children filling campsites. Significant drop-off from the asphalt surface down onto the pine needles. Park entrance gate closed at 10pm requiring access code to enter throughout night. Firewood for a donation available at park entrance office. Big negative on site #10 was that the camp host directly across the road had a spot flood light illuminating their CAMP HOST sign which burned all night long! We camped at Daingerfield State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
Big Pine 10
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Daingerfield is very close by this State Park.

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Schulenburg RV Park, Schulenburg, Texas

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Quiet park with easy access to Interstate 10. We stayed here two nights in a travel trailer with advance reservations taken over the phone due to website not capable. Upon arrival, we were given a very nice friendly welcome and were quickly checked-in and then escorted to our pull-thru camp site. Nice level site with adequate space between other campers' sites. Unfortunately, no outside table on site. Upon notifying management that our cable was providing horrible output, maintenance was quick to stop by, troubleshoot and replace the bad splitter. They were very apologetic and had us connected with a perfect cable signal in less than 30 minutes! 12 cable channels. WIFI was very good. All other utility hook-ups were in good condition. Individual toilet/shower rooms so when you close the entrance door, its all yours. It is not a large bath house with shower stalls. Very clean! This is a very nice campground...nothing fancy...very clean and quiet! There is a small catch and release fishing pond, but no pool. We noticed about half the park is occupied with full-timers. We camped at Schulenburg RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Good location to commute to Round Top antiques. This campground is easy of/on Interstate 10. Walking distance to Dairy Queen and Lucy's Mexican Restaurant.

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Lake Tawakoni State Park, Wills Point, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

With advanced FHU reservations made 90 days prior to arrival, our 3-night stay started right before 5pm on Good Friday. We were checked-in by a volunteer Ranger, who was extremely friendly and helpful. At the check-in desk they had photographs of each camping site and required us to select a site, that remained available, from photographs (no by number site reservation for this State Park). Even though photographs were helpful, eyeballing it would of been much better, but the Ranger would not permit us to drive thru campground to make a selection. Spring Point Camping Loop FHU site #48 (back-in) had a narrow concrete pad that was fairly level, but there was a slight slope once off the concrete, so it was tricky stepping down the trailer steps and onto the edge of the concrete pad carefully as to not step down off and onto the slopped gravel. Picnic table, lantern hook, grill and fire ring were down the slope and away from the concrete pad. There was poison oak and ivy all around our campsite. Our campsite was an excellent site for dark sky views, but unfortunately neighboring campers had lights strung all around their site, lighting up the area like a runway and had them lit all night long. Come Easter Sunday afternoon, we nearly had this camping area to ourselves and was so disappointed to see the litter left behind by campers. The one trash dumpster for this camping loop was overflowing with trash on the ground. We never saw or had any interactions with the camp host, but the Park Ranger drove thru the campground about every couple of hours. We camped at Lake Tawakoni State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Spring Point 48
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Canton First Monday Trade Days were less than 30 minutes from this State Park. Four Winds Steak House is off the beaten path, but worth the beautiful drive. We made reservations thru Open Table and was glad we did.

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Bastrop State Park, Bastrop, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

With reservations made in early December 2017, we camped under the tall pines in the COPPERAS CREEK campground of Bastrop State Park on a mid-March Friday and Saturday night in a full hook up site. Most of the full hook up sites were utilized by tents. Most trees between the Park and Texas Highway 71 were destroyed by the 2011 fire, so the highway noise and street light pollution from Texas Highway 71 was HORRIBLE! As we sat around our campfire, we could hardly conduct a normal level conversation! Definitely NO peace and quiet here, so light sleepers be warned! Restroom/bath house are fairly new construction with air conditioning. Check-in ranger was very friendly and helpful. We saw regular patrols of the ranger every hour or two throughout Copperas Creek campground. Great Saturday morning hike a volunteer naturalist, which took us thru the fire raged area of the park. Very informative and interesting info was provided on the fire and the rebirth and restoration, which will take a life time. This park has a swimming pool (which was closed during our visit) with no lake or lake access. I'm rating this TERRIBLE as I don't enjoy camping where I can see street lights and hear highway traffic at all hours of the day and night.

My recommendation is camper awareness...just know that there is no peace and quiet due to traffic noise. It will take the trees about 50 years or so to grow and form a noise barrier. We camped at Bastrop State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Copperas Creek 76
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Historical downtown Bastrop is just a 10 minute drive from the State Park.

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Lake Corpus Christi State Park, Mathis, Texas

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

This park has been heavily used and it shows it! Having made reservations 11 weeks prior, arrived at 315pm on a February Friday to find only 3 FHU sites available in Javelina Loop where it is pull-thru and the only FHU sites in the park. Most sites occupied by out-of-staters. Ranger had us select site upon arriving at entrance gate, sight unseen, but did give us flexibility to alter our selection upon viewing the available sites and calling back to the ranger station with the new site number and then returning to update registration documents prior to 8pm and we did just that! Pull-thru site with limited space from concrete pad to edge of woods, which barely allowed space to deploy our awning. Rigs with slide outs would definitely be cramped in this site. Concrete pad provided level parking spot for TT without any leveling assistance required, but erosion and wear exposed the concrete edge as a trip hazard. Aluminum picnic table was on its own concrete pad and in the open. Metal fire ring nearly full of ash and cigarette butts. No lantern hook. Woods behind site heavily littered with plastic beverage containers and boxes. Site utilities pole was in good condition. Sewer connection was a bit "uphill". Park entrance gate closed 10pm to 7am, but a access code was provided at check-in. VERY QUIET campsite, except for the occasional coyotes howling. Unfortunately, many campers displayed large flood lights from dusk to dawn, destroying the dark sky experience of the campground. Restroom/showers were clean but just worn out and desperately needing renovation. Nice bird observation area. About a 1 mile hiking trail from Javelina Loop to the Old Park Pavilion built by the CCC in the 1930s. Very nice floating aluminum dock within walking distance from Javelina Loop along with a fish cleaning pavilion. Was able to get 2 bars of AT&T cell service and successfully live streamed DIRECT TV. We camped at Lake Corpus Christi State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Javelina 33
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt, Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Corpus Christi 30 minute drive and Port Aransas just about an hour drive. Buy the Texas State Park Pass and save the Day User Fee! HEB and CVS in the town of Mathis. No Walmart.

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