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24 RV Parks near Luling, Texas
May 2019 - $40.00
Our pull through spot was long and thin. Ground next to the gravel was muddy. View for satellites was good. This park has lots of on-site activities, including a stocked fishing pond, a short walk to the river, and next-door neighbors with friendly goats and other animals. For us, the best experience was eating at an in-town BBQ restaurant inside City Market, in business since 1954. For smoked products, customers enter the smoking room to order their food. The ribs were delicious. Another eatery, Luling BBQ, is said to be as good. It's a couple of blocks away on the same street, Main. - Mtmoi
Mar 2019 - $40.00
The people are nice and the campground is clean, price a little high for overnight stay. However this is not big rig friendly. Sites are long enough but very tight to get in and out of. - Esnewton
Nov 2018 - $30.00
Clean, quiet park. Friendly staff (if you need something, I'm "-" and this is my phone number). Park had a gated entrance. - Dave from Indy
Sep 2019 - $18.00
We spent 2 nights at Palmetto State Park in the RV Trailer camping area. The sites are spacious and easy to get into even with a large 40 foot trailer like mine. The park has many nice hiking trails that are almost all shady. The river area is kinda hard to get access to but pretty to look at.
The Park Road 11 from FM 2091 that goes into the trailer camping area is a very narrow road. Fortunately we didn't meet any traffic on the road but if we had met another RV things would have gotten interesting. Coming from US-183 to the Park, do not take Park Road 11 from US 183 if you have an RV. There are may low hanging branches and tree limbs and the road is very narrow. From US-183, us FM 1586 which will connect to Park Road 11 where it is wider and easier to navigate. - cgaskins
Jan 2019 - $18.00
Access to the park is easy and well marked. Check in was quick and informative. We stayed in the San Marcos River Loop. It is quieter with no playground or lake access near by. Parameter roads are paved and in good condition. Sites are paved and level. Our site, 3, came with power, water, concrete patio (but not attached to the pad), table, fire pit and a grill. All services worked as expected. Great hiking trails and if birding is your interest there are lots around here. We enjoyed our stay here and would return if in the area. There are no restaurants or services withing walking distance. The closest groceries are in Luling about 10 miles down the road. We paid $18.00 per night and feel we received excellent value for our dollar. - Rollin Ollens
Sep 2018 - $18.00
Heavily-shaded, beautiful trees. They make the camping bathrooms much better than the regular bathrooms. Amazing mountain biking trails. Lake is kind of a joke, don't take your kayaks there. For some reason this month all the mosquitos were gone? Not sure where they went (it did rain a lot). The sites are very well paved. - mrhines
Feb 2013 - $10.00
We stayed there a few months while we were on a job. Rate is based on monthly. This a small park that is great for workers or anyone that doesn't need all the extras that the resorts offer. It is a clean park and the owners are on site. We would stay again. - BJ&ME
Sep 2019 - $47.00
We stayed three nights in a travel trailer (site 91). We had good shade from an old pecan tree which was welcome in the afternoons since temps were in the low 90s with high humidity. The sites are all within walking distance of the San Marcos river, which is shallow enough to wade or bring a folding chair and enjoy the cool water. Amenities are great with a large outdoor pavilion, nice club house, restrooms, shower facilities, and laundry. The only downside for us was the lack of T-mobile service, but that isn’t the camp’s fault. It is a beautiful park, and yes, the sites are close together, but there is still plenty of room for outdoor life. - Jbkerr
May 2019 - $47.00
First of all the parks name is Leisure Resorts, the place is not a resort at all. I was a workamper from May 2019 until late July 2019. The park is nice yes as the main attraction is the San Marcos river. The park sold from private ownership in early June 2019 to some folks out of California, nuff said. The "transition" period was a horrible experience. Most of the real working staff was very friendly and did their jobs, but then there were the slackers. Would I go there as an RV'er no way. Pets are not allowed on the river at all. Pets are only welcome if you are in an RV. - JARanch226
Aug 2016 - $60.00
This park has the potential to be great. The problem is with their insistence to cram people, RVs, and vehicles on every inch of space they have and the never ending revolving door day use that the park allows. They allow way too many people and cars into the park on the weekends, I know this is a huge cash cow for them, but it is beyond too-crowded. People and cars everywhere. And they are obviously not re-investing the abundance of day fees on fixing up and taking care of the park. The roads in and about the property are in horrible shape. The bath houses are deplorable...of course they are used by a thousand day people on busy days. The RV pedestals are a joke, the picnic tables are dilapidated, and the sites are so close to each other in some cases it is difficult to get full size RVs in and out, or awnings deployed. It rained several days during our trip, so we had to deal with mud puddles, muddy ruts and huge pot holes filled with water that did not drain, the entire time we were there, and there was a definite stench about the entire RV area. The tent-only camping area apparently has no limits either. At the area below my RV site, what appeared to be 3 tent sites, I counted 45 people, 2 dogs that barked constantly, and 9 vehicles.
This park is also nit-picky with their pricing. They charge for everything, extra kids, extra cars, showers, $14 per day per person to get shuttled one mile to the bridge, etc.
All that being said, the facility is filled with beautiful scenery and incredible access to the San Marcos River. The staff is very helpful, and friendly, and the full hookup sites in the premium area have level concrete RV pads. There is a nice pool that the kids enjoy, and they have a small store with some essentials and ice.
Although we still enjoy coming to this park and the river environment, the perfect time to use this facility would be Sunday night through Thursday night, and be on your way Friday AM before the weekend madness. - Tcamper
Apr 2016 - $28.00
Hillshade RV park is just off Highway 90 Alt, or a straight-shot from just about anywhere and it seems to be a secret Texas has kept well-hidden.
The Park itself is privately nestled in its own cove of trees and grasslands.
A simple roadway runs through the grounds. "Back-in" lots are regularly used by long-term campers while "pull-through" lots are kept ready for shorter stays.
To its east, and out my front bedroom window, the morning sun emerges from a grand hillside crowded with timber and natural life. Dazzling and vibrant greens dance across the ground, coming brilliantly to life in the morning rays.
After falling in love with the area, it was easy to pay the modest monthly rate $350 for such an incredible find. Weekly and daily rates are available and just as affordable.
It's easy to see why the locals love this spot, and traveling workforces flock to it.
The campground hosts and owners keeps the place very clean, well-mowed, and personally welcomes each guest. He also keeps the campground equipped with a strong wi-fi signal that grants campers with a reliable high speed connection and measures to throttle abusers.
I highly recommend this R.V. Park to anyone. - Robert Strasser
Jan 2016 - $12.00
We were flooded out of another campground and ended up at this one. Owners very nice and responded to problems quickly. Very old park that has never been updated. Half permanent residents and half electrical workers. Bathrooms and laundry and landscaping needed cleaning. Many many loose dogs roaming around area. We were unable to walk our dog without a can of pepper spray and walking stick. Our rate reflected monthly rate. The residents were very friendly though and it was cheap. WiFi was good. We probably wouldn't return. - wendie T
Aug 2015 - $37.00
Hill shade Rv park is subpar to say the least. They are located in a sketchy neighborhood- in which their facilities are open to the public. You have strangers driving through the park and around your campsite. The bathrooms are nasty- dead cockroaches and bugs on the floor, dirty toilets, and I never saw anyone go in there to clean them. They have a dumpster that overflows which causes anyone who is parked down wind of the dumpster to have a unpleasant smell. The owners to don't have a lawn service to upkeep the property and they do not stay on top of it either. Campsites get overgrown and there is a HUGE chigger problem. When it rains too much campsites have 1-2 inches of standing water. The majority of the campsites need more gravel where the Rv's are parked and leveled. - unsaticfied camper
Mar 2019 - $24.00
We camped here with reservations made 187 days prior to arriving. Our site in the FHU loop, fairway View, had a very nice view of the State Park 9-hole golf course, which was barely used. Quick check-in by Park Rangers upon arrival at 3pm Friday. Very quiet campground during Texas Spring Break with a bit of highway noise and occasional train whistle. The metal pergola over the site picnic table was a nice feature. Each site had a BBQ smoker. Saw wild turkeys and deer. Sites in this loop require side-to-side leveling. Sites are close together in this FHU loop with no vegetation (only grass) to provide privacy. Restroom/shower clean, but only one shower stall (one for men and one for women). Numerous attempts to connect to Park's complimentary WiFi was unsuccessful. No firewood for sale in the Park. Unless you are a golfer, this is a good Park to kick-back and relax, read a book. Trails are very short. Check with Park HQs to get latest on Ranger-led activities. Star gazing was scheduled for Saturday eve, but cloudy conditions caused it to cancel. - napunani
Apr 2018 - $22.00
This park is just outside of town, close to eating and shopping. Only problem I had was with no Verizon service at site 15 which was down near the creek. This site required two inches of levelling. The wagon wheel sites might have been a better option. Has a 9 hole golf course and a swimming pool. - Texas Jim
May 2017 - $20.00
Small park. Best sites are 1-10 as they have full hook-ups and are level, but they are in a close circle. Sites 11-20 have water and electric and are now paved, but they all slant toward the parallel creek. Many of the 11-20 sites are pull through - meaning the RV leans from one side to the other downhill toward the creek. Verizon yielded only 1 bar. Free wifi only so-so. - SunStar203
May 2018 - $40.00
Nice park with a great manager. Sites are concrete with built-in tables and BBQ stand. No fire pits!! Very nice pool. View of the lake. Only negatives are very little shade and power went out for 3-4 minutes several times while we were there. - number one
Apr 2018 - $48.00
Park is actively managed, owner is hands-on in taking care of guests. Rules are reasonable but strictly enforced (one guest was ejected after a few hours for being rude and non-compliant). Amenities are extensive, regular social gatherings are common and there is a calming view of Lake Tinney. Water pressure & electricity were both good. Did not use park WiFi, no cable TV. Laundry facility small, but modern and clean (could use more parking space). Roads are well-developed and heavily graveled. Guests are mainly extended stay and snowbirds, all very friendly and helpful. This is off the beaten path, yet close to banks, groceries, Wal-Mart, etc. We stayed in a pull through space (concrete & level) in a fifth wheel. We stayed 10 days. As full-timers, we will most likely return next year for a longer stay. - TMN-15
Jan 2016 - $33.00
Super clean sites, excellent laundry, clear satellite view, extremely helpful owner, many friendly winter Texans, great lake view, security gate, nice pool, hot tub, top-notch power/water/sewer, many group events, etc. Rate is Good Sam 10% off.
This place has it all and deserves a 10! We would definitely stay again. - wandrr
Sep 2012 - $38.00
Clean park but watch out for the extra charges, I did not know there was a deposit expected until I was already unpacked, and I did not know there was a 3% charge passed onto me for using a debit card; he prefers cash. The Wi-Fi only worked sometimes when I was there, but never fear, there is a McDonald's nearby. You could not walk 2 feet without getting stickers on your shoes, pants, or if you had flip flops that was dangerous walking across the grass. I didn't like the "find out as you go" rules, I never saw that rule about the 3% fee to use a debit card until I used one. I think this owner is new at the park thing and is not user friendly. So read all the rules before you check out, Oh and I never saw any creek water etc. while I was camped there. - tizwhizkid
Dec 2018 - $19.00
We stayed first the end of December for several weeks and then came back again the middle of January and paid for a month which lowered the nightly rate down to $14 for a 30 amp full hookup site. The park is run by GBRA (Guadalupe/Blanco River Authority) which is a non-profit government system. We made our reservation less than a week ahead of our arrival and thus did not have to place a deposit. I communicated via email with the office attendant who was prompt in replying and accurate in his information. The reservation process was pretty painless. They don't however accept credit cards at the campground office, it's cash or check only. They even insured the same site on our return visit which was very nice. The roads are gravel/dirt and the site pads are gravel and level. Most of the RV sites are along the north edge of a Pecan grove with a few along the west end and a few also up near the office when you drive in. Utilities are all in good proximity to the sites, with water and electrical at the rear along a fence row which requires a 50 foot water hose minimum. The Guadalupe Rivers runs along the south border of the campground with access for paddling sports. The lake is dry as stated due to dam failure and our understanding is that there is no plans for repair in the near future. The restroom/shower house was adequately kept, but was a dark green which made it like a dungeon. We did use it. During our stays, the park was never full, with weekends being a bit more busy. We prefer public campgrounds for the quiet and natural settings and this park is one of our favorites. We never had issues with rowdy campers during our stays. The birds and deer were abundant. We didn't really fish the river so I cant comment on that. The current was quite swift as we had plenty of rain. - Uncledon
Oct 2016 - $32.00
The staff is friendly and the park is clean/quiet. The internal roads are tight and very little artificial lights in the area. So if you arrive at night keep a sharp eye out for the big trees next to the roadways. If your looking for a nice place to lay low for a few days, you might want to check this park out. - Pigcrib
Apr 2016 - $14.00
Stayed three nights in early April with friends camping adjacent. Park was not full for a weekend, so was very quiet. This is a very nice park in the Guadalupe River bottom shaded with beautiful enormous Pecan trees. Access to the Guadalupe River for fishing. The Lake was drained for repairs to the dam to be completed later this year, but we were not planning to use the lake. Lots of birds in the trees. Very well maintained grassy areas. One spot on the loop road through the park was too narrow for our small RV, but no problem getting out the other direction. A small camp store with basic supplies and friendly staff during check-in. - Texas E-S
Nov 2017 - $25.00
Didn't stay here, but it is closed this date due to Hurricane Harvey damage. Desk said there are a lot of uprooted trees along the river and road damage, but the city is working on it to clean up the mess.
Admin note: Following from the City of Gonzales as of November 15, 2017.
"DUE TO THE DAMAGE SUSTAINED FROM HURRICANE HARVEY, THE RV PARK AT THE INDEPENDENCE GOLF COURSE WILL NOT BE OPEN FOR OCCUPANTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE CALL JB WELLS FROM 7AM TO 4PM AT (830)672-6558 TO CHECK RV SPACE AVAILABILITY." - NiceHandTick
Nov 2016 - $25.00
Nice city park on the banks of the Guadalupe river, close to downtown Gonzalez. We stayed in one of the pull-through sites which was fairly level. Several of the back-in sites looked very small and not very level. Sites are mostly shaded and interior roads are gravel. The city park also has a golf course, and you make reservations there. We would definitely stay here again. - barrettjl