This is a nice older park with a lot of permanent rigs. There is a tricky turn around at the office that is not big rig friendly. We had to disconnect the car to get around. Our site (97) was all cement with a shade tree. There is always a breeze and the fishing pier is inviting. The leash rules are not tightly enforced with some dogs off leash most of the time. There is no traffic noise and is close to stores and the Kemah boardwalk. We went with two other couples and would come back again. We enjoyed our stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with the last reviewer. We had a site that the sewer pipe was elevated about 18" above ground - made it impossible to drain tanks. New sites going in but they need a lot of work. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I stayed here for 1 night in a pull through site. Campground elevation is 9 feet. Maneuvering my 40 footer towing a dinghy was somewhat tight. Roads are asphalt, my site & patio are concrete. Site spacing is close. WIFI is included in daily rate. Cable is not available. I was able to receive AT&T Wireless G3/4 Internet & Cellular service. I received Dish Network 110/119 Satellite TV from dish on roof of motorhome. Campground is pet friendly. Walmart and Kroger are 3 mile away. I am unable to comment on other amenities due to not using them. Most of their guests are monthly’s. There are only a hand full of pull throughs and most of them have monthly’s on them. Only 1 Long Enough for Motorhome & Car w/o Unhook. It appears that roughly 90% of the residents here are construction workers in fifth wheels and travel trailers. This is quite different from most KOA’s. It looks like spaces for one and two nights was an afterthought and they squeezed them in. While the sites are concrete they are very close together. There is some standing water 2-3 days after a rain. It is a little noisy from 6 to 7 in the morning and in the late afternoon with all the diesel pickup trucks going and coming. At $43 per night they are way overpriced and will not see me again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We looked for a campground to stay for the winter. This was ideal, or so we thought. We were here for 3 weeks and could not stand it anymore. The bugs were horrendous. The sewer smell was awful in the high humidity. There was a mold smell from the AC in the laundry that I am sure was the reason I was ill the next day. We also had to pay extra for our electricity. They had a broken pipe and water flooded the whole of the street. We moved to another campground in the same area for $100.00 less and much better Wi-Fi. The owners did seem to be nice at first, but they became arrogant and it seemed anything we asked them, we were being a nuisance. I would never stay here again. Not even if you paid me! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
When we arrived the site they gave us was in the front of the park which was very crowded and full of permanent residents. We chose another site that was near the water and the front desk seemed very annoyed by this and told me they didn't know if we could stay there or not as we had paid for a month and they didn't allow long term stays on the waterfront. I explained that we would only be here for a month and that my dogs would not do well being cramped up in the front around all the noise. They agreed finally and let me pay. They have a clean laundry facility, the grass is cut almost daily, and the grass is watered daily as well. Thanks to "Willy the Groundskeeper", as I named him. The park is clean, the majority of the tenants are friendly and keep to themselves, and there is security on site Friday through Sunday. The 500 ft. fishing pier they advertise is nice but full of bird droppings and needs desperately to be washed. The night fishing is excellent but the other fishermen on the pier are the permanents and can be very rude or pushy if you get in "their spot". We would camp here again if given the opportunity. We would just remember to reserve a "waterfront site" so the front desk would not get so annoyed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This RV park has recently become a KOA and as the previous reviewer stated, there are things they are still working out. Park has a nice pool, exercise room, level sites and a very friendly staff. There are some full timers towards the front of the park (away from the water), but everyone we met was friendly and helpful. They have a fairly new 500 foot pier that is well-lit at night and includes a cleaning station. Our family LOVED this. We are now saltwater fishing addicts! We stayed in Site B1, which had a nice shade tree and view. Yes, it is windy, but with the Texas heat, the winds serves to cool you off. In the evenings, it was almost cool (and we're Texans). We camped here with kids and will definitely be returning! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just became a KOA, so there’s some bugs to work out. Nothing in the store, no planned activities, no cable. Incredibly friendly staff, good water pressure and Wi-Fi, concrete pads that were very level. Stayed out on the point in an “upgraded” site -- beautiful view, but might be the windiest place on earth. Not for Winter Texans, but a good stop for a week or less. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our site was right on the bay with a nice view. The site was level enough that we didn't need to use our leveling blocks. The sites are all cement pads. The campground was extremely crowded, and the RV's are pretty close together, so if you want to spend time outside at the picnic table, this isn't the best place for that. There are a lot of oil workers who stay here long-term. Also, if you're arriving after the office closes, you might want to call ahead. We never would have found our campsite if we hadn't called the manager. She was extremely friendly and helpful, though. It is new to KOA, and they are making improvements. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice managers. They're updating this campground and the pool is lovely. Exercise room to be done in two weeks. Our site faced the bay and pier. Beautiful view. Satellite worked well. Verizon card worked but dropped a lot. Pad was cement with patio. Old tennis courts being turned into pull throughs. City golf course just down the road. Very relaxing here. We stayed 3 nights and would definitely come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A lot of work is being done to upgrade this facility. New, heavy-duty level concrete pads, updated power supplies, new sod, fishing pier, etc. Wonderful view directly over the bay. We were on the move, so only stayed one night, but would like to have stayed longer. Owners were super friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
$300 a month plus electricity. Wi-Fi is limited depending on how many users there are. Close to major highways. Very quiet away from town. Park is on a bayou near Galveston Bay. They have a tendency to wait a bit too long before mowing the lawn and the mosquitos are a big problem. (I think they are getting a grip on that now.) Managers always helpful. Manager and assistant manager on site. As always remember spring in this part of the country comes with pretty big T-storms and rain. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Near the 146 & a Chevron Station, so noise level is high. No restrooms or showers. Lots of permanents who don't seem to think they have neighbors, and can be as loud as they want. Laundry room floor was littered with dryer sheets and a couple of cigarette butts. However, WiFi was great, cable was great, and the owner is one of the nicest people you'd ever want to meet. Lots of grass for walking the dogs on. Park is about 20 miles from the Space Center and some great restaurants (Tommy's Restaurant and Oyster Bar had a dozen yummy oysters for $5!) Next time, we'd probably stay outside of Baytown. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Clean, quiet park. We have stayed here more than once and would stay again. No cable but the WiFi is great. No showers or bathrooms. Does have a clean laundry facility and a convenience store at the front of the park. We paid a weekly rate of $125. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We moved to this park after being disillusioned with another in town. This campground is awesome for monthly sites. Only $400 per month and that includes everything including super fast Wi-Fi and electric. The cheapest in the area. It is close to the ocean for awesome fishing and there is a golf course just minutes away. The concrete pads are level, with room to park a vehicle as well as our large rig. Our dog loves the large grass area to run around in. The owner was very amenable and willing to answer any questions we had. It is close to all the stores and yet still quiet. We have decided to stay here for the rest of the winter. We love it here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is based on $199 per week, stay 6 get one free. If you only stay a night or two here, you won’t be disappointed. Resort is a bit of a stretch, but it's fine for a stopover. We had high hopes when first arriving. Staff is friendly and present; park was clean. There are many longer term workers here, but most keep their areas fairly clean. Electric worked fine; water pressure is very low; we used our house pump for showers. There are a few older units in need of some TLC but nothing that causes you to cringe. There is a laundry, bath house, pool, propane, and nice little store. There is significant traffic noise from Interstate 10, nothing to be done for that, but while in our unit, it wasn’t that bad. Wifi is OK, worked well enough to check headlines and email. A major drawback, we felt, was the 2 large, skittish, almost feral dogs that roam around the park all day from a neighboring property. The staff claims there is no leash law in this county, and they can’t do anything about it. It makes trying to walk for exercise or enjoyment here rather difficult. We took to carrying mace with us when we did try. Although the park staff claims “they don’t bite”, there’s always a first time. Of course, as a result of these dogs, some people in the park assume its OK to let their dogs run without a leash as well…so the problem is compounded. Workers do not pay any attention to the speed limit at all; most had big diesel trucks and loud music playing as they enter and exit. This park has potential to be a great place to stay while visiting and touring in the Houston area; however, we probably wouldn’t stay again because of the dog issue. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would not suggest this park for rigs over 38 feet towing cars. Turns are very tight due to cars and trucks parked on edges of streets. Sites are narrow and barely 60 feet long. Many trees and few satellite friendly spaces. Many sites occupied by long-term residents (based on the amount of personal stuff piled all around). Park was clean and recently mowed. Would probably stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good overnight stop. Easy check-in. No escort to site. Did not see specific area to walk the dog, but had no trouble finding a place to take him. There were many long-term rigs for workers in the area. Quiet at night; no issues. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I don't understand the 5 star rating that Woodall's gives this property as it is not a resort. It is a very nice place to stay for any length of time. Very well kept sites with fresh green grass and well located shade trees. Paved, level, parking pads with picnic tables and full hook-ups. Mostly permanent residents, but well kept sites and quiet friendly people. The I-10 noise could really be a problem for lots of people. I used a big fan to drown it out so I could sleep. Bathrooms and showers were spotless and the pool would be nice in warmer weather. We had no complaints about our stay except the highway noise, and might stay here again if needing an overnight site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground is right off Interstate 10, which makes it very convenient for an overnight stay, particularly for those of us who are not bothered by highway noise. The office staff is very friendly. The bathrooms and showers were clean and the showers had great water pressure and nice hot water - very welcome after a long day of traveling. The sites are level concrete pads with grass and we had a small shade tree at our site. Very nice sites. There is a large field next to the campground for dogs to run off-leash. It isn't a fenced doggie park, so it would be off-leash only for dogs who enjoy other dogs and people. The literature from the campground states that it is an "adult park" and no children are allowed over the age of 5 for monthly customers. There is no playground equipment or recreation available other than the pool which is a non-heated outdoor pool. I wouldn't come here with children even though the campground states that overnight and weekly guests can have children. There is absolutely nothing for children to do and nowhere they could safely play. I would have rated it a 10 if they had facilities for and welcomed children. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is not a resort. It is only an RV park. It is just about full with oil field and pipeline workers who leave very early in the morning. Site was level. Wi-Fi was acceptable. Check in was slow and frustrating as the worker had difficulty hearing. If the wind was out of the north the truck noise from the interstate was almost intolerable. It's not really close to any nice restaurants. And there's nothing to do here, so a two night stay is about as long as we could handle. We would have only stayed one night but it was raining cats and dogs, so we stayed an extra night. It is doubtful we would ever stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites were level and all concrete. Cable TV worked well. Wi-Fi worked well. The fans in the some of the showers were noisy. The laundry area looked clean. I would stay at this park again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed at this park, off and on, for over a year, while my husband receives treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center. It's an easy drive to the hospital, shopping and downtown. The staff has taken care of our dog when we had long days at the hospital. When my husband went through chemo last winter, they came and got our propane tanks and filled then, then hooked them back up. I've never seen a staff so friendly and willing to help you in any way. The park is clean. The sites are well maintained. As for being big rig friendly, I don't know what the previous camper's problem was. We have been in 4 different sites and never had a problem with space for the rig, the truck and our car. The sites in the back have space for two vehicles to be parked side by side. Yes there are a lot of trucks here. You need a truck to pull a 5th wheel. Duh! If you're looking for a park with a clubhouse, golf course, spa, etc., then no this isn't the park for you. If you want a quiet, friendly place to camp while staying in Houston, come here. I've recommended this park to people I've met at the hospital. If you don't have an RV, there are cabins and apartments here that are cheaper than staying in a motel and you'll have a kitchen. Which you won't have in a motel. (To the reviewer who said he'd never come back here. That's fine. You're not the kind of neighbor we want.) We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Big mistake. This is not a big rig friendly park. There are only a couple of sites able to accommodate a 45' Quad-Slide coach and toad. We were squeezed into E1 (J1 is big enough) and our front mirror stuck out into the cross lane in front and our toad stuck out into the cross lane in the rear. Just a foot or so, but enough to be worrisome. This is an old KOA that's been taken over by someone else and not improved much or updated. There is a newer section toward the rear that appears to cater to long-term fivers. The park is full of workers and live-ins and every conceivable version of pickup truck. The trucks are parked at various angles up and down the cross roads in the park and that makes getting out of your site extremely difficult without an RV shoehorn. We had to un-hook our toad and back out of our site in the morning and then re-hookup. Not exactly what we had in mind when we reserved a pull-through. It was raining. Yes, rain in Texas. That was the good news. It kept the giant ant beds inactive - including the one right in front of our door. Dog walking is decent here. But we will never stay at this park again and would advise Big Rig people to seek another waypoint. There are several in the Houston area. We made the wrong choice. Getting off I-10 and into this park and especially back onto I-10 is confusing and a little tricky. I had to ask the dumpster truck driver how to get back onto the freeway heading west. Most friendly guy I met in Houston. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Decent park but needs numerous upgrades and updates. The water most of the time is orange from the old rusty tank. You complain and they say just to run the water for a while instead of fixing the problems. Laundry room, and bathrooms with showers are nice but hot since the AC doesn't work and they don't want to fix it apparently. Ant beds are terrible and they do not treat them. Also the pool is dirty a lot from not being cleaned out. People in the office are friendly but the owner doesn't want to fix things up right. There are no kids allowed over the age of 5. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is an old KOA, but has been kept very clean. The facilities need to be updated some, but like I said, they were clean. The owner is there most days, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We visited for a month, and it was a safe quiet place. The spots are roomy and grassy. We checked out all the other RV parks in the area, and this was the best place by far to stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were passing through and stopped for one night. The park was 90% full of workers. Nice long concrete pad. Streets within the park were very narrow and lots of broken up concrete and potholes. Most vehicles were parked in the roadways as the pads weren't long enough for both the RV and truck. Office personnel were extremely helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent one night here because it was on our route to our next location. We were looking for a comfortable place to spend the night (meaning get some sleep). Between the drag races nearby (with live band and fireworks), the people riding motorcycles in the park, the screaming kids, and all the other activity that happens on a Saturday night, this was not the best place to try and get an early night's sleep. The sites were very close together (not much room between each RV) and so many people were parked on the road instead of on their site it was VERY tight trying to get in and leave. It seemed like a decent park and might be quieter during the week. Most likely would not stay here again. The employees were friendly and helpful. The wi-fi worked very well and was free. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Handy for the I10, 20 miles east of Houston, friendly, helpful staff. The rest was awful. The noisiest site we have ever stayed on - the I10 rumbled the whole night. The sites are close together and soul-less. The toilets were filthy and the showers weren't much better. Also, they are no longer a KOA site; KOA sites are usually excellent. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Friendly staff, concrete roads and pads, shade trees at most sites. Fine campground, everything neat, clean and orderly. I-10 close but not a factor . This campground a nugget. Thinking about coming back next year and staying much longer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The new big rig sites were full and the pull-thru we were assigned was just marginal. We had to be very, very careful to avoid another coach getting into the site, and then we had to stop in the middle and trim a tree. We had to look out for trees as we exited the site in the morning. We were over 60' feet long and when we made the reservation, we told the friendly gal at the desk we did not want to take off the tow vehicle. Just another reminder that we should ALWAYS investigate the site before forking over our money. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate was with Gold Card discount. The only bit I would add is that the road to the park (Frontage Road) was under severe construction as of early March; down to one lane, perilously uneven (tilted) and with unthinkable drop offs on each side. We enjoyed the park and the staff, and the road was no problem for our Class B, but large Class As, particularly with toads, should call first to get a status report. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Decent enough park but not a good value for the money. We were there one night. On arrival we found we'd been bumped from a pull through to a back-in site without notice and moved from the newer part of the park to the older gravel section. Turned out to be a good thing and after the initial surprise we were pleased with our site. Being in with the older, smaller permanents made it much easier for us to navigate the roads, which although adequate are a little tight for a very large rig. Just mention the switch to make readers aware it could also happen to you as this is a problem for some who find it difficult to back in. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A nice park at a stiff KOA price. All pull-throughs. Good utilities, good placement. A small but nice pool that "technically" closes but in actuality stays open all night. Reasonably quiet. Free WiFi was nice, and the park was clean, but you can find plenty of non-KOA parks with equivalent features for $10/night less. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed there during the Katrina evacuation and the owner was very helpful in finding space for as many as he could. The park was very nice with pull through sites, grass areas and a pond. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This KOA which accepted Good Sam in 2004 no longer offers those discounts. This is an average campground that works very well for an overnight stay between where you've been and where you're going. Staff is friendly. Interior roads and sites are paved. Our site was fairly level although we could not fit our combined 55' of truck and RV without unhitching and parking the truck at an angle and partly on the grass. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is not our first stay in this park, since January of this year the RV park has changed ownership. The new owner opened up several over night spots throughout the park that are only feet from the other resident's front doors making it quite cramped and uncomfortable at times. This RV park stayed full to capacity with every spot filled, however the dumpsters were not emptied more than once a week leaving trash on the ground surrounding them. The smell from the dumpster nearby was horrible and it was brought to my attention that the owner of the taxidermy next door had placed several bags inside! Parking was also an issue due to very limited space. We did not enjoy our stay to say the least. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good place to stop. Easy access, plenty of room to maneuver, concrete pads, real nice people. Verizon broadband and cell service was fine. Everything is new and it all works. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not a bad park. We stopped here on a whim, needing a stop-over. The park is fairly new (less than 2 years old). A retired husband/wife own the park and are still developing it. The front is finished with gravel drives and concrete pads. They are adding new sites to the rear of the property. Everything worked well for us, and it was very easy access (just seconds off I-10 and plenty of turning room). The negatives are that the park is just seconds off of I-10, so there is a bit of road noise. The owner was very friendly, but I did have to call him on his cell to get him to come to the office, because he was back working on the property. Not really a big deal though. There are no children's facilities (at least not yet), but the owners didn't seem to be against children. This park has plenty of potential and should definitely be considered for a brief stop-over. Their address and contact information is given below, since they do not have a website: Lost River RV Park 8407 N. FM 565 Rd. (I-10 Exit 803) Baytown, TX 77520 281-576-2617. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beware! This park is running a "non-refundable deposit" scam. The reservation section of their website says $25/day with no deposit required. When we called ahead to check on availability for two nites they indicated that they had one site left. They then indicated that if we wanted to reserve the site for two nites that it required a charge to our credit card of a "$50 deposit that is non-refundable." We had no problems with a deposit to hold the site. We understand parks need to protect themselves from holding sites for people who wind up being no shows. Besides, the deposit was essentially our two night camping fee simply paid in advance. Upon arrival they informed us that the rate was $30/day as opposed to the $25/day they post on their website. We were okay with that, it's only $5 difference per day. However, we were not okay with what they told us next. The $50 deposit was NOT going to be applied towards our camping fee of $60. The $50 deposit was being charged IN ADDITION to our $60 camping fee. This brought our total for 2 days to $110, or $55/day. When you challenge them their response is "We made it clear that the deposit was non-refundable." Sure, they tell you it's a non-refundable deposit. Any campground that requires a deposit to hold a site for you makes it clear that if you don't show they keep the deposit. We're cool with that. What this campground DOESN'T tell you is that the $50 non-refundable deposit is NOT applied towards your camping fee. You don't find that out until you've driven all day to get to your "reserved" campsite and you are handing over your charge card to pay for the site. This campground should be avoided at all costs. They are running a "play on words" scam and picking up an extra $50 with every camper who calls ahead for reservations. We camped here in a Motorhome.