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11 RV Parks near Rising Star, Texas
Apr 2016 - $15.00
Very nice city park in a relatively quiet residential neighborhood. The park itself is well maintained, but the RV utilities are in various states of repair. There is no host, just a self pay box. I enjoyed the stay here, and would have stayed longer, except there is no cell signal, even with an antenna, and no public wifi in town. I even had some trouble with my onstar phone, which usually works in no cell areas. The sites have sewer hookups, but they are not conveniently placed, so you may not be able to hookup while you are there, but you can use it as you leave. - KAP99
Mar 2006 - $10.00
Very nice city run RV park in a city park just at the edge of town. Very convenient if you are traveling toward south TX on TX-183. Nice walking trail around the park. There's a covered pavilion with picnic tables, rest rooms and an outstanding veterans memorial listing all the soldiers in the county that gave their lives for their country from the Civil War to the present. Highly recommend. - trlrboy
Jun 2018 - $25.00
Overall if you've been RVing or camping a while you know what to expect from Texas State Parks. If you don't like the outdoors don't come and complain, it's pretty simple. Some things will be a little rougher than those "resort" RV parks...prepare yourself. Weekends in the summer and holidays will be crowded with kids and adults being kids. We stayed in our Motorhome at site 70 in Council Bluff. It was next to the bathrooms. The sites are long enough, but width is tight. Not tight, as in next to people, the electric pedestal on one side, and picnic table bolted to the slab on the other make you place your RV just "so" to put out your slides without bumping one side. We drove through the park, this was the norm. But there's plenty of space between campers. Lots of trees and shade around our site, and the sun set on the other side of the RV making evenings awesome. I'm pretty sure all the RV sites were reserved. Lot's of hiking and just getting away from it all out here. There's not a lot of access to the water/lake directly from out site, but that was okay. The restrooms were clean, I peaked in the showers, they were clean but I didn't use them. There are some really neat CCC built structures in the park to explore include the Grand Staircase, lookouts, rec. halls and cabins. There are really no stores close to the park. Stores are not hard to get to, 15-20 miles away. Wifi was free and worked well most of the time. Ranger station has a small store with Ice. Our site had a patio, aluminum picnic table - in really good condition, park grill and fire ring with a grill as well. GET HERE EARLY. If you have a reservation, it only holds you a spot not a specific site. If you get here early you get to pick your spot. Site 70, lots of trees, easy to navigate and close but not too close to the restrooms. There are lots of other sites in the wide open if that's what you want. - mikel
Jun 2018 - $25.00
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. - napunani
Apr 2018 - $27.00
We stayed in site 70 on the Council Bluff Loop. Outside the loop sites generally have more room between sites and more shade than the inside ones. There was plenty of privacy and an expansive open area behind us. This loop is full hookup and up to 50 amp. The site was long but a bit narrow, so we couldn't extend the awning. That was no problem since it was too windy to use it anyway. Some leveling was required, but this is common at many State Parks. Great trails. Raccoons, coyotes, foxes and deer are in the park. Various birds were in the area. This was our first encounter with stinging caterpillars (they look like many others that crawl on the ground, kind of grayish with lighter stripes and black fuzz). They crawled up lawn chairs, fell out of trees and stung three out of four of us. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets and stars at night. Very slow WiFi. Very strong AT&T. The couple that met us set up a tent behind our 5th wheel and had plenty of room. They were VERY pleased with the site and with the cleanliness of the facilities next to our site. We all had plenty of room for bikes and kayaks and other gear. It was quiet and sparsely populated since we camped during the week. No kids, some pets. If you plan to stay here during the weekends or summer, you should make reservations. If you want sewer, reservations are also recommended every time. This is true at many other State Parks. - Scott & Nancy
Jul 2016 - $20.00
Clean and quiet place to stay a night or two. Full hookups. Must pay at City Hall 2 blocks SW. Used laundry on Main St. $1.25/wash .25/dryer (8 minutes each). Library WiFi is password protected and has really short hours. No shade and no Verizon coverage! - Sunneee
Sep 2015 - $35.00
We are staying long-term in this park, so the nightly rate is misleading. we pay $400 a month, includes electricity.
Recently purchased, new owners are making improvements, including a newer section behind the office building. Easy on/off from I-20, big-rig friendly. Well-spaced sites. Some pull-throughs. Well-lit at night. Some road noise from the highway. Free wifi. Open all year. Cisco is a great little community! Come and visit. - TravelTiger
Sep 2018 - $25.00
Basic paved lot with FHU. Water pressure was good. I was able to do some lite maintenance that I had put off due to weather. Close to I-20 easy on/off. Back row is in trees and front 2 are open with full sun. Sites are set up facing every other way to get utilities on the proper side. - Edd505
Aug 2018 - $25.00
Bare bones, like a parking lot with full hookups. We stayed here in our 44' motorhome. Easy on/off of I20. - Ken H
Sep 2013 - $20.00
It is a place with full hook ups right off I-20. Bare bones but everything worked. We are in a 42' motorhome with car trailer so I could not make the turn to the pull through site, but I did back into it. There are hotel/RV parks 20 miles on either direction on I-20 but I was running out of day light and stopped here. I would probably try and make it the next stop if back this way. On a side note, the Chicken Diner next door was good. - retiremsgarmy
Jan 2016 - $25.00
This park is just off of I-20 for easy on/off, sits on a hill, and road noise is low. There are no amenities as mentioned in other reviews and no manned office. However, the sites have some great views, many are shaded, gravel and fairly level. The power poles and water supplies are in good condition. They also have fast, free open wifi.
The owner does visit the property daily and does care.
They do not take credit cards, so have cash/envelope to drop in the slot.
It is very dark at night, so be prepared if arriving after sunset. - TravelTiger
Jul 2014 - $25.00
At the park entrance you are greeted by a 20 year old trailer with the roof covered with a tarp,..... and that's the "office". No one present at "office", only a box of envelopes to deposit cash into. In July the water connection was still wrapped in insulation tape. We unwound the tape and almost threw up. We did not hook up to water. The ONLY saving grace to this park was the 50 amp service that worked well. Gravel roads and gravel sites. No showers or toilets. Park appeared to have wifi, but no password was provided anywhere. If a tornado ripped through this park, it would likely cause several thousand dollars worth of improvements. This park is truly one of the 5 worst we have ever visited, and most certainly an overnight park of last resort. - OpenRanger345RLS
Feb 2013 - $25.00
The term "resort" is used a bit loosely. Mostly frequented by long term workers in the area. Had a problem with loud noise next to our site. The manager responded but pulled right up to our campsite and then went to the problem site. So there was no doubt who complained. Not a good technique. We stayed here one night a few years ago. The rates have since gone up and the upkeep has gone down. - bryan p
Nov 2018 - $36.00
After stopping at two questionable RV parks, we finally found this nice RV park. A bit off the main roads but located in a nice country setting by a lake. The owners took over this park 15 months ago so don’t have the usual camper discounts yet but do offer 10% off for seniors, military, law enforcement. They are very friendly folks. The sites are all pull-through, gravel and grass with nice hookups that worked well. No picnic table or fire pit. We did not use the free WiFi or laundry which is $1 per wash/dry on the honor system. Many of the RVs are permanent but kept their sites neat. There is a small pier on the lake, didn’t see a boat ramp. It was nice and quiet. A nice place to stay. - mohocamper
May 2018 - $32.00
Rate shown reflects 10% senior discount. Park also offers 10% off for military. Nice older park about 4 miles south of Interstate 20 at exit 349 over paved rural roads to flashing red light, then one more mile to park on the right. There are 56 pull through sites, packed gravel, that were reasonably level but somewhat narrow. About half the residents appear to be long term but their sites were tidy for the most part. Internal roads are packed gravel with numerous speed bumps. No OTA TV or Verizon. Campground host said AT&T was okay. Lots of open sky for satellite TV reception. Free WiFi worked okay. Cable hookup on post, but no cable available. Small playground for kids. Fenced dog run but there is plenty of room to walk dogs too. Most sites have view of Lake Leon. Brochures states laundry room available. Definitely quiet at night. - Bobco
Apr 2018 - $40.00
We stayed in one of their premium sites right on the water. There are 4 of them (56 total). About half the sites appear to be taken by long term residents.The wifi reached to our campsite and was good enough for internet access, but not for streaming. The roads were all gravel, but in good shape, with speed bumps. The nearest convenience store is about a mile away and the Wal-mart is in Eastland (about 12 miles). The county is working on the dam right now, so the road from the south is blocked. Everyone we met was very friendly. The sign says satellite TV is available, but we didn't see anything on the pedestal. We will be going back. - Bill_n_Gina
Oct 2011 - $20.00
Older campground with a number of old trailers & RVs with permanent residents. You will be under large old oaks. Campground is quiet & good for a one night stay. Manager is pleasant and very helpful. - Peter K
Apr 2017 - $165.00
We have had 3 family reunions at the park. The grounds are very well kept, beautiful place. But, this time the cabins were the worst we've ever stayed in. We were told they supplied linens, but to them linens means only sheets, no towels or blankets. When we walked into the cabin the floor is so uneven that it's hard for old folks like us to keep our balance. The septic must be right outside our cabin, the odor was awful. The frig was so nasty we keep our food in our ice chest. The faucet in the kitchen had been replaced, but the scum wasn't cleaned from where the old one had been. The faucet in the restroom had scum all around it, and oh my goodness the worst was the toliet. When you raised the seat there was mold and who knows what else, you could tell that it has been there a long time. Our granddaughter has an Autistic child and he found a blood stained sheet in the closet of their cabin. Our family rented the clubhouse for 1 night and it was filthy, we had to do a lot of cleaning before we could use it. The tables and chairs were covered with a orange dust. The public restroom was dirty, the trash was flowing over and there was no toilet paper. We will not be having our next reunion there. I have pictures to back up what I am reporting. - Geemaw
May 2006 - $20.00
This is a very family oriented privately owned campground on Lake Leon. Lake Leon is located between Eastland,Texas and Ranger Texas. The RV sites are not paved, but very large and have huge oak trees for shade. No campfires are allowed,no tables at RV sites. This is a large campground with cabins available to rent. The cabins are 2, 3, or four bedrooms and are on the lake front. There are three lighted piers/docks to fish from. Other activities include volleyball and tennis. The management is very cooperative and friendly. Even though this is family oriented, it is a very quiet campground. - Bethro