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20 RV Parks near Vanderpool, Texas
Oct 2017 - $10.00
First I will say: This is a beautiful setting and a really nice RV park with good facilities. Our rate was based on a month. It is located about 18 miles south of Kerrville and 8 miles north of Medina.
However, we would suggest not coming in from the north. Pulling your RV down highway 16 rom Kerrville would be a challenge, especially for a big rig. It is one curvy, hilly road! We intentionally went out of our way to come in from the south, and were glad we did. Would go so far as to say, driving thru the Rockies wasn't any worse.
A negative to some/positive for others: no cell service and no Verizon mifi service. The park does have free wifi and it is about the best I have ever found in any rv park. My phone and Consumer Cellular service does not have wifi calling capabilities, which is what is needed for most visitors. We were here a month and found not having cell phone service a little inconvenient. Cable tv was fine.
Another thing that is a neg/pos: those same curvy/hilly roads are loved by motorcyclists. Many stay in the very nice cabins that the park has to rent. Nothing against cyclists, but be ready to hear them coming and going at all hours. They don't think about the "quiet" time of 10pm to 8am.
If not for these 2 things, I would give this park a resounding 10. The staff are super nice. They have a restaurant, the Koyote Grill, which has great burgers and pizza, and on Fridays a fish/chic tender buffet that was excellent. The camp store sells basics.
Roadways in the park are very adequate. The sites are level, long and wide with packed gravel, concrete patios, picnic table, fire-ring. There is parking space for an extra car. Good utility hookups. Great dog area. Beautiful walking/hiking trails and one of the prettiest pool and patio areas I have seen. So, even with the little inconvenience and bike noise, we like this park and would go back. - JudynJoe
Sep 2017 - $59.00
We had a great time here Medina Highpoint. My wife and our 8 year old son spent Labor Day Weekend as guests this year. The staff is fantastic along with a good rotation of live music and food options at the restaurant. Outdoor music stage with tables and a view that is intoxicating. Spacious park and the RV portion was nice. Stayed in pull through with all the necessary hookups. Could use some more shade trees, but view all around is the trade-off. We spent a lot of time at the pool and hiked to the two observation decks. Killer views! We'll be back & the only reason for the 9 and not 10 stars, is to leave room to keep getting better:).Wi-Fi is weak out here, which if you plan to be outdoors the whole time is great, but i needed to do some work while there and had a hard time getting a very strong Wi-Fi signal and there is zero phone service out where so know that ahead of time, so you are not surprised. Manager and the staff are all awesome! Thanks for a great long weekend!We'll be back! - cbpierce69
Jul 2016 - $13.00
Stayed for the first time last week in site for back-in against the hill.
The views are tremendous and wildlife galore. In the morning, watching the herds of deer walking through the park was fantastic. Beautiful area to take lots of dog walks. The Friday night catfish dinner good, but the cook got sick and apparently not much of a back up system in place for this. So we made the 60 minute round-trip drive to Bandera and bought our barbeque provisions for Saturday night dinner. At outdoor music area/stage, in the heat of dusk, employee poured a lot of gas on the open fire-pit (by the stage) and lit it----needless to say it was smoky, nauseating and we had to move. Infinity pool was packed with big family groups and pretty dirty, but refreshing. Would like to try this place in cooler weather, because very little shade where most RVs park.
There is minimal cell coverage at this park, but staff will get a message to you from their toll-free #, if necessary. Manager and office staff great! - ALively
Mar 2019 - $20.00
This is a nice smaller Texas state park with beautiful scenery and hiking trails. The RV spaces are nicely spaced but with very little shade over the parking spot. Some of the spaces like ours needed a fair amount of leveling so make sure you take enough blocks. Each space has a covered picnic table and fire ring. Most had lots of extra room for tents. The sites are adequate size unless you have a really big coach or 5th wheel. The restrooms were clean and the staff was friendly. This park sits in a valley so we got no service on AT&T or Verzion, even with our booster. Free wifi is available at the park office. - RobGn
May 2018 - $20.00
This is a beautiful area with great hiking. The campground itself isn't much with little privacy in between sites, but everyone was nice, everything was clean, and the the hiking was fabulous. As with all Texas State Parks, if you don't have a State Parks Pass, there is an additional entrance fee per person in addition to the camping fee. There is no Verizon service (phone or data). There is wifi at the visitor's center, but we couldn't get our Galaxy S7 or S8 to connect. Site 2 was pretty sloped, but it looked like other sites are more level. They have nice shelters over the picnic tables. - wulfleton
Nov 2016 - $20.00
We visited in what was described as an "off year" for vibrant colors from the maples, but we were still very pleased!
This is mainly a hiking park: there are just a couple of roads leading from the entrance to the camping loop to the day use area and trail heads. All the trails were worth the effort, but Maple Trail offered the best views.
This is a very busy park this time of year. They had to turn people away at the gate because it had reached capacity in the early afternoon.
We stayed 4 nights in site #29, a back in with water and electricity. There is no cell service in the park, although the park HQ had iffy wi-fi. We drove a few miles up the road to the country store and had full LTE. No OTA TV channels but we were able to get a good satellite signal. The bathhouse was clean some days and not so clean on others.
We really enjoyed our stay here and look forward to making it a part of our fall tradition. - texasAUtiger
Sep 2018 - $45.00
We stayed at the Utopia River Retreat during a month of record rains. The retreat is on a beautiful stretch of the Sabinal River which definitely is in flood stage although it didn't affect the camp grounds. Our spot was level and it was easy to hook up. If you have 30A in your trailer, bring an adapter cord but the manager said they have them available. We use AT&T and had a couple bars of 4G LTE. Wifi is pretty decent. The Retreat is geared to folks staying in cabins and we were the only RV on site. It is quiet and very peaceful place to stay. OTA TV is limited to basically two channels; each with a couple subchannels with o major networks so a satellite dish is a plus. The town of Utopia is where this Retreat is located; about 25 miles from D'Hanis or Bandera and is not listed in the choices for entering a new camp ground. Utopia itself has some antique stores and the Los Maples restaurant which is a great place to eat Texas food! The camp ground is dog friendly. - wiredgeorge
Jul 2008 - $25.00
The RV area was shady, grassy, and relatively level. The outhouse was clean. This campground is alongside the small Real County Airport, as well as very near the Frio River. We enjoyed the hang gliding competition that was occurring, and had fun with our dog in the Frio river. The owners have a few houses to rent as well, and are very helpful. The Frio River and Canyon are lovely, quiet and unspoiled. - bekka
Jun 2012 - $42.00
This campground did have hookups and was near the river. These were the only good things about the campground. Sites were very dirty with sticker weeds all over the campground. We will never stay there again. - User2731
May 2011 - $38.00
We repeated a trip to Nana's this past May. The owners continue to provide updates to the park, and have become friends during our stays. We had a group of friends join us this year (four other units), and all had a great time at the river and going to the Garner Dance at night. Everyone with us booked another trip before departure. Repeat business is the best compliment. The bathrooms remain very clean, as do the grounds. - BryanBoerne
Sep 2010 - $38.00
This was our fourth trip to Nana's, twice in the summer of '09 and twice in the summer of '10. It's a new park (2009), and the owners continue to make noticeable improvements each time we visit. The sites are all fairly level, and when not, we have always been able to level with one board. The restrooms are impeccably clean and the owners remain on-site and make a visible presence. It's a hike down to the river, (all of 2 to 4 minutes), but the trail is asphalted with handrails, and the owner has a 'mule' and will haul your stuff down when he's available. Per our kids..."Who needs a pool when you have the Frio River!!!" They easily entertain themselves for hours on end with the rope swings, minnow catching, critter finding, etc. And sitting in the Frio for us older 'kids' is enjoyment enough. Garner State Park is a short five minute drive away (or the kids walk across the dam), and the nightly dances during the summer are a must for any age. When pulling out, we always book our next stay, as the park is becoming ever more full during each of our visits. It's rapidly being discovered by others. - BryanBoerne
May 2019 - $45.00
18 year old park right on the Frio River. The sites are crumbling asphalt and the grass in them is all weeds. Needs a fave lift in this area. Due to location only ATT is available for cell service BUT great free internet and cable/Satellite TV system installed by park. So you can't call but can do Skype, etc. Great people to work with with full service store on site. Sell propane as well. Great value just needs some TLC. - Lonewolftx
May 2019 - $21.00
It was 5 years ago we where in the park and it is still a pretty as we remembered. Rate is PPA however they told us they will no longer do that from 2020. We understand during peak/high season, but off-season would be great because it will attract people. During our stay there where only 10 sites occupied. AT&T works great, WiFi works great and the (free) cable is a little blurry. Very quiet during weekdays. - Traveller Excel
Jan 2019 - $13.00
The rate reflects a winter monthly rate of $380.00 plus power (this month is 10.8 cents a kwh). Very nice park with a lot of mature live oak trees. Satellite can be a bit of a problem for some but we have a dish on a tripod so can set it up for a clear view. Utillities are in the right spotbut our site wasn't overly level but the auto level on the trailer worked. Fires are allowed and wood is $12 a bag so we found a local guy that sold us a truck load way cheaper. Office staff are very nice and they have quite a bit of stock. Easy walk down to the river (ramp and stairs) for some trout fishing! Nearest Walmart is about 30 minutes away in Uvalde Tx and San Antonio is 1: 20 away. The roads could use upgrading as they are getting pretty rough with some potholes. We would stay here again as it's pretty hard to beat the price. - Hihocarp
Sep 2019 - $26.00
Shady, large, well spaced campsites. Good drainage, no swamp or leftover puddles after rain. Campsite backed up to the river, there are paths that lead down to the water (not from our site). Very dog friendly (lots of dogs). Stayed for five days the week after Labor Day weekend - Very quiet. Bathrooms and showers were clean, not air conditioned. No WiFi, except at the ranger station. No Verizon cell service in the park or in the towns of Concan or Leakey - lost signal on the way in (about 20 miles south of the park). Our neighbor had ATT and said he got 01-02 bars outside of his trailer. We did have cell service on top of Old Baldy. No WiFi in the campground - BB13
Apr 2019 - $20.00
Another great Texas State Park. Great spacious campsite; jackrabbits everywhere, deer wandering through campground, access to Frio River, lots of CCC buildings, quiet neighbors, beautiful weather. - North Texas DJC
Apr 2019 - $25.00
Garner is the most visited state park in Texas. The clear, cool waters of the Frio along with many trails provide a lot to do. We arrived on the Monday after Easter which was a busy three day weekend for the park. It showed. The disappointing thing was lack of park host and or workers to tidy things up. We never saw a park employee even drive thru our area till Thursday. Sites are decently spaced for the most part with some exceptions. Staff at check in were nice. Expect LONG lines if arriving on Friday. Beautiful part of the Texas Hill country. - rockhill
Jun 2019 - $55.00
The camp ground is very nice and has an excellent river front area. I highly recommend this camp ground for families. There are no day passes, so the park does not seem overly crowded, even when it is full. Most people leave for the day to go float the river with other shuttle services, so it is pretty quiet during the day. Our campsite had plenty of shade, but you will have to be careful with some sites when it comes to fully extending awnings and slides due to tree positions and hookups. Not all sites have full hookups, but there is a dump station on site. There is WiFi, but it is only free for one 24 hour period. There is a small shop with most essentials and ice if needed. - chandler583