A little dusty, as previously noted - but so is most of Texas in this drought. Decent sized sites. At $21.00 this place was a good deal at Canyon Lake. If you are towing & can't back up, you might want to park at the office and walk thru to check out the campground. We found a dead end street after we'd turn down it. Fair Verizon coverage, several channels of TV with the rooftop antennae. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent a week here. We picked this CG because there is a Dollar General store right next door. We did not bring a toad with us so it was very convenient. The workers were pleasant and courteous. Our only complaint was with the dirt roads in the CG. Winds were 15+ mph every day so there was a lot of dust everywhere. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here five nights. Nice parks with good hookups and friendly management. We had a pull through site with plenty of room for our 38' motorhome, tow dolly, and car. There was some road noise noticeable when both A/C's were off, however it seemed to die down later in the evening. We used this as a center point going to Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, and San Marcos. WiFi was good. I would return to this park at a later date. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have been here for 4 weeks. I am utterly miserable. The park has so much potential to be great, but it fails in every way. The residents are mostly very poor and trashy. Every day, I deal with neighbors screaming and yelling and fighting and cussing. There is large amounts of drug use and sales going on here. The cops come in frequently to deal with domestic violence with my neighbors. There is loud blaring redneck and ghetto gangster rap music playing constantly. There is also a lot of theft from items left outside in cars and around the rv's. This place has a lot of free roaming stray cats that just breed and breed and breed. There are several loose dogs that are very aggressive. The owner (although a very nice woman) is only on site on Sundays. The park has lots of trash around. I can't even bare to go into the nightmare of a laundry room that's in a metal airplane hanger. I leave to go to a nice laundromat. The "ponds" are nothing but disgusting muck waste water filled with trash and who knows what else. They're also horrid mosquito breeding pits. I really have nothing nice to say about this park. I really regret moving here. I'm leaving as soon as this month is up. What a complete nightmare. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I stayed at this RV park for a few weeks. The managers of the park are very nice. But the park needs work. The shower rooms are in desperate need of repairs, not to mention only 1 out of 10 washing machines work! The showers leak everywhere. The electrical is just exposed. And all ten dryers vent right into the hallway of a very unventilated, non-air conditioned building. My biggest problem with this park is the owner. He will rip off anyone he possibly can. Will make you sign a contract and fail to mention you will not get your deposit back unless you stay for at least 60 days and give 14 days prior notice. Come on, its an RV park: who even stays 60 days? And why a deposit for a lot? Does the owner think I am going to start digging for gold or what?! I would avoid this RV park!!!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Tough times here. The nice camp hosts tried very hard, but they don't have much to work with. There are little ponds and streams through out the park, but they are mostly empty because of the drought. Many permanent guests; few RVer's. Lots of roaming dogs and cats. Cable TV didn't work, but we had 12 channels using the batwing. Verizon coverage was fair. The laundry, toilets and showers were in a quonset type building, 4 unisex toilet/shower stalls had no sinks or toilet paper(?!) There was one sink near the end of the stalls, near the laundry. Unless you're pretty hardy, you might want a self-contained rig to stay here. The nightly rate is WAY too high. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very pretty little park, from entrance all the way to the back. Lot's of trees, decorative stone, plants, a little stream, even a pond. Site was hard pack, but level and clean. Hook ups were fine. Cable was ~ 200 channels. The park managers could not have been kinder to us, and their friendliness was what would certainly bring us back if we were ever through here again. Minor issues for our style of travel; no wireless internet, no on line registration, and and payment by cash or cheque only. Still, we're not so wired that we can't contend with doing business the old fashioned way, especially to enjoy the hospitality of this lovely park and the managers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was recently taken over by new management and is very clean, with 9 cabins available also. Park has 3 waterfalls as well as a pond with ducks and other wildlife. It welcomes Winter Texans as well as family reunions year round. Park is conveniently located between the Guadalupe River (for tubing) and Canyon Lake (for boating, etc.). We camped here in a camper.
Nice Corps park, RV sites totally new, level laterally but not necessarily level on the backin. Each site has a metal picnic table and metal roof. Lots of space between sites. Only some sites have shade. Look closely at Recreation.gov when selecting. Cranes Mill Park is primarily a meadow with a few forested pockets. There are several fishing points, and a boatramp, but it was closed due to the drought and low water levels. I am not so sure you could call the campsites "waterfront" because of the height of grass and cacti and distance from the weedy shoreline. Roadways in the park were great for short bicycle rides. Outside the park, the road was hilly, narrow. Neighborhood outside the gate appeared to be downscale, but guard gate apparently limits entry by those who might otherwise cruise through. Windy, and that made even summer evenings pleasant. The park has some not so stellar design problems. If the campground loop circulated counterclockwise, back in sites would have allowed the awning side of campers to face the water. The design on the ground causes service sides to face water. The dump station is on an elevated curb platform, so if the RV dump valves are low, you will need to make water run uphill and into a non standard hole. Frustrating. Finally, the exit out of the RV area has a turn with a culvert very close to the turning radius. Markers warn drivers, apparently a few drivers have cut their campers into the ditch. Nevertheless, we would definitely camp here again. Just bring your sunscreen! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice with some beautiful sunsets across the Lake. All office personnel nice. COE grounds contractors could do a better job. One shower non-op in the men's restroom. Men and women showers don't drain well due to construction of the facilities. Rates will increase Apr 1st. $12 with Golden Age Pass. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here almost 7 weeks as they do allow extended stay if the campground is not full. The $12 reflects the cost with the Senior Pass for National Parks. We loved it here and would have stayed longer, but it was an unusually cold this time of year so we chose to leave early and head farther south into Texas. We had site #30 and the deer walked through every morning and evening and never get tired of seeing them. Park is very quiet and has lovely views of the lake. Sites are large, paved, and nice metal picnic table with sun shelter. We were told this park was upgraded in 2010. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice Corps park. Rate is with "Geezer" card. Good hiking and biking. Verizon cell works good and satellite should be available in most sites. Some trees. Would rate higher if it had sewer. Good dump station. Sites paved and sort of level. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After reading reviews of this RV Park we decided to stay here and made a reservation for 3 nights. After arriving we soon learned that the website made this park appear nicer that what it really turned out to be. The management was very friendly and helpfull, but they seem to be lacking when it comes to enforcing the rules on those that are permanent residents. The area around the spaces of the permanent residents was messy and many of the rigs were in disrepair. We had are two young children with us and arrived around 6PM and by the time we were finished setting up around 7PM the kids wanted to play. Although this is described as a family park we felt as though the atmosphere dictated that at this early hour it was quiet time and the kids should be kept inside. Additionally, the park was small and difficult to manuever around. With or without children there are much better choices in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a small but very nice park, and the owner/managers were very friendly. We were the only one that pulled in or out in the 3 days we were there. Lots of shade, super quiet. We camped here in a camper.
This rate reflects Coast to Coast rate. We really enjoyed our time here. The first thing we saw as we pulled up to register was a herd of deer, 24 to be exact. We found out that they are there most of the day but especially in the morning and evenings. They are friendly enough to feed from a distance. When checking in we were asked how long we wanted to stay and answered a few days. I suspect that is why we were told to select a spot in the C or D loops as this area does not have full hookups. No sewers. That was fine for us as the D loop is loosely based on a large circle with open space in the middle so we felt less crowded. We could not see the lake but there are very few spots that can. There are trails to the lake and it is a good place to unleash your dog. The interior roads are gravel and kind of rough but manageable. Satellite and antenna worked well but we could not use our Tmobile cell at all. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This rate reflects Coast-to-Coast and does not include electricity. You take your meter reading when you arrive and again when you leave and they figure out what you owe at checkout. Gravel sites. Close to Lake, some sites can see the lake. Some sites are full hookup, others are water and electric but they come around and pump out your black water. Some activities but guess they don;t get much participation so they don;t have too many. Friendly staff. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this place and stayed here for 16 days. The park is well kept and the people are the friendliest. Lots of activities. We stayed in the front and had view of the Lake and had the most beautiful sunsets. Lots of deer, which we were allowed to feed deer corn. This is a Coast to Coast (CC) park, but they allow Passport America, which we are. No pressure on purchasing into CC. This is very close to New Braunsfels, San Marcos, San Antonio and other locations. Great park and I highly recommend this park and the price. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. Very friendly, clean and located in a great part of Texas. Wi-Fi was excellent; TV was non existent (no cable and weak air signal). There was cable TV in the rec center, but not at RV sites. Rate shown is Pass Port America. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What a change over a five year period which was the last time we stayed here. It is now well-maintained, the WiFi is perfect, two pools, Norman Rockwell-like setting by the lake. Many sites in the trees, some in the open. Processing in was very easy, very friendly. Not all sites are FHU but all have at least water and electric. It's amazing what a change in management did for this place. It's also a membership type resort although we stayed here using PP. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I'm a member and stored my RV on site for several years in the storage lot and spent a lot of very pleasant time here in the summers. Membership cost is modest and includes over two months of camping in any available spot, some pull through, some full service, and some with w+e but honey wagon service. The two pools, one adults only, are great on those hot Texas summer days! The rec building has a pool table, TV room, one room library, more showers, and an exercise room available for all guests, as well as a good section of Canyon Lake shoreline for walking and fishing. Lots of friendly people here, and bring some feed for the deer: they love to wander the grounds looking for hand outs and many will eat out of your hand. Lake Point is a member owned, non-profit, and a real bargain. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We are members of Coast to Coast and this is an affiliate campground, hence the low nightly cost. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and we always stop here when in the area. Nice flat gravel sites. We enjoy this area for golfing access. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a member park and the rate I quote is Coast to Coast plus the power is metered at .10/kwh. The C2C and Passport America sites do not have sewer hookups but there is a honey wagon twice a week and Grey water can be released into the trees. The sites were a good size and if the lake was full we would have been quite close to the water. There are two pools and the clubhouse is nice with a large outside deck and there are activities during the season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This a private, gated park, but you can visit as a guest with Passport America for $11 per night, plus electric. Arrive during business hours, and use the PA system at the entry gate for them to open the gate for you. The sites for Passport America guests have water and electric hookup, no sewer drop. You choose your own spot from the available spaces. They allow using a garden hose drop from the grey tank to help water the oak trees, and there is a sewer dump station available. The campground is nice, quiet, and with friendly deer wandering around that some campground members hand feed. The lake itself was way down in water level in April 2009, and there were no boats nor people on the water. It is a nice place to stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice private, gated park with recreation hall, two swimming pools, laundry, WiFi, friendly staff (mostly volunteers) with a beautiful views of Canyon Lake. Sites are level and not too close together. This is a membership park, although you can camp there using Passport America or Coast to Coast. Deer are abundant and regularly fed by inhabitants. Quiet place to camp. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our site was very level. All sites seemed to be paved. Water and electricity was available but sewage was not available at the campsite. A dump station is located near the exit. The bathrooms were very clean with very large shower rooms. We did encounter one person at the gate who was fairly rude but every other person working there was wonderful. The lake is low so our lakefront #92 had a view of the lake but a nice walk to reach it! The sites along the lake seemed to be long enough for any size RV. We stayed over a weekend so there was some noise from others but nothing too loud or too late. Overall, I was very happy with our stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First time I stayed at a COE camp - very nice. I was backed up to a lake. Saw deer every day. Campsites are spacious. Neighbors are not too far away. There are shaded spots, but since I was near the lake, there weren't any trees. Although, the picnic benches all have roofs on them. One shower stall measured 6' x 10'! The other was smaller. Water/electric hookup only, but dump station available. 14 day stay only. I stayed a week because it was so nice. Boat ramp on site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great COE campground with good sites. The price is with a senior pass. About half of the sites have full sun, the others are surrounded by trees. A few sites are not accessible to rigs as tall as ours (13'6"). The restrooms are old but they were clean. There is lots of roads to walk or bike. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very relaxing at Canyon Lake. Sites are large and nicely spaced. The sites closer to the lake are in an open area with no trees available for shade. There are sites in the area that has some shade but most do not. Can't imagine camping in the summer heat. Canyon Lake located mid way between Austin and San Antonio. Would be a good base for visiting either area except for the traffic on highway. Visited Fredricksburg one day - a nice place to spend a few hours walking through town. Rate reflects Federal Senior Pass. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here, along with friends who stayed in a nearby spot. We found the gate attendants to be friendly and helpful in locating a grocery store. We enjoyed the quiet, peaceful atmosphere, and the location is pretty. We thought it was very family- and pet-friendly. I read reviews about the bathrooms not being clean, but we did not find that to be the case. We would definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful park with lots of lake views. The water and electric hook-ups are good. Stay Sunday through Thursday if you can as Friday and Saturday are absolutely packed with lots of "party" atmosphere, especially in the lower loop. Roads are paved and sites are stone/gravel with plenty of room. Each site has a covered picnic table, grill, & fireplace. If the sites had sewer, this park would be a 10. Our rate reflects the Federal Senior Pass discount. We loved it and would return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is our favorite place to stay when visiting the San Antonio area - about an hour to downtown San Antonio. We prefer the sites on the upper loop 67-84 as there is ample shade there and the trees are trimmed for big rig access. We had good Verizon access and was able to get the satellite from the roof antenna in site 67 - a tripod could get it in most other sites. Our rate reflects the "geezer" pass. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here two weeks and really enjoyed it. The place really "comes alive" during the weekends form locals, but quiets down during the weekdays. If it had sewer hookups and trees for shade, would be a definite 10 (can't have everything!). The sites are spaced out from each other and laid out nicely. Plenty of room for most any rig. Lots of spaces. 14 day limit strictly enforced so no long term visitors. We will be back, after going somewhere else for 14 days! Great views of the lake and awesome sunsets over the lakefront. Nice fire pits and BBQ smokers. Great picnic tables. Not too much for the kids to play on, but not applicable for us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My husband, my German Shepherd, and I loved this park! We would have stayed longer except we did not know spring break would overlap our vacation time. Before the spring breakers arrived, the park was quiet and uncrowded. We enjoyed long walks along the lakefront without meeting up with anyone else. Our site was huge and backed onto a wooded area. Deer came by around dawn behind our RV. The park was convenient for us to take day trips to Fredericksburg and the many wineries in the area. We definitely want to return, perhaps a week earlier next time. There is so much to do in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very well run COE park. Large sites with extra room for your car. Everything worked and was in good shape. Enjoyed the deer that came by the camp every morning and evening. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a real find! The price shown includes a 50% discount for our interagency pass but does not include the $10 booking fee. The hosts could not have been nicer, keeping us apprised of the closing (for wildlife control) of parts of the park and accommodating a requested change in dates with no difficulty. Our site (42) was right by the lake with a spectacular view of sunsets and waterfowl. We were there shortly after New Year's and the hosts had kept the festive decorations in the immaculate washrooms. It was so homey! One thing to keep in mind is that onsite servicing is discouraged but can be negotiated in an emergency (as we found). There are many longterm campers here and stays can be extended if you provide enough warning time. We found that the park entrance 'gatekeepers' varied in temperament tremendously, one couple clearly being very accommodating and another person quite rigid. Negotiating success might depend on who is on duty. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Corps of Engineers parks are almost all great and this is no exception. We spent two nice weeks here over the Christmas holiday. The hosts in our loop were really good, decorating even the washrooms for the holidays. Part of the park was closed for a special deer herd thinning hunt by special permit so we did not use the whole park. The only minor problem was with Mother Nature. They sure do get some strong and lasting winds coming off the lake when weather fronts come through. Sure would come back again but like the rest of Texas, probably not in hot months. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a wonderful COE campground. We stayed for a long weekend and very much enjoyed it. Sites are large, many with shade trees. Most sites have a view of the lake and have a covered picnic table. Restrooms and showers were large and very clean. Will definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A great place to spend a long weekend. I was in site 92, right on the water. However, it had no trees on the site. The sites are large, have covered picnic tables as well as fire ring and grill. The sites are asphalt with gravel aprons. The restrooms were large and kept reasonably clean for the amount of traffic through them. The only ding I had for the campground is they evidently had an issue with the non-potable water line at the dump station, since there was a hole dug down to the pipe. As a result, there was no way to rinse the sewer hose when finished dumping. This appeared to be a temporary issue. I would definitely return to this park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great Corp park. Roomy sites and they are all level. In the summer, get a shady spot as it gets warm here. Usually a good breeze blowing by the lake. Very nice place for the kids/grandkids to bike ride. If it had sewer would rate a 10. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is simply a beautiful park. The sites nearest the lake are treeless, but there are other sites with lots of trees and shade. Sites are paved and level, with an extra parking place for a vehicle. The grounds were very well-kept and the restrooms/showers were clean. The rate shown includes the senior park pass discount. This park does not have day-use facilities. The folks who camped there were versed in and demonstrated good campground etiquette, which always makes your stay that much more enjoyable. We'll be baaack! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects Senior Pass rate. It's hard to find fault with any part of this campground. It appears to be well managed and well taken care of. It's popular with the locals so may be hard to get in on a weekend. There are 2 sides: 1 reservable, 1 first come, first served. We couldn't make reservations because they were all booked, so we took a chance and came in on a Sunday afternoon after the weekenders had left. That strategy worked and we got a site right on the water. Very nice. There really are no poor sites in the entire campground. I think every site has a water view. Not many have shade however, so if that's important to you, you may want to look elsewhere. Our Verizon aircard and cell phone worked well here. OTA television also was good. We would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Although we LOVE this campground for winter camping there really isn't a lot for the children to do. There is no playground and the swimming from shore is very difficult and unsafe. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of our favorite campgrounds. It's always clean and the RV spots are spaced out so you don't have your neighbor looking in your windows. This is a great place to take the kids. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Potters creek is an excellent place to come and relax. Located by a lake you can bring a boat and fish or walk the dogs! Paved roads, sites are water and electric. The sites have small gravel, level and there is a covered table. Some sites have shade, but most do not. I like to camp next to the lake. The water level has gone down still a great place to come. The grounds and restrooms are well kept and staff is extremely friendly. Easy to get out with a satellite dish. COE campground are always reasonable and well kept, good idea to book a reservation well ahead of time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Typical COE park. Lots of space between camp sites. The deer were plenty and with a little corn you can get about 50 of them to show up. They are so used to getting fed they will come right up to you. If it had sewer I would have given it a 10 We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here with our grand-kids. They loved swimming in the crystal clear cool lake. Also plenty of areas to ride their bikes. The campgrounds are spacious. There is generally a breeze blowing all the time. Lots of deer feeding at morning and night. We have stayed here many times and at different times of the year. One of our favorite places to stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
WOW!!! Beautiful surroundings, fantastic sites, level concrete pads, good water, good electric, great views, nice covered picnic tables, easy check in. The only downer is no sewer hookup. This has to be one of the best campgrounds. The National Parks should lease theirs parks out to COE and let them fix and run them. I would go out of my way to stay here again. If you go to San Antonio stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful, well-kept campground. It is quiet and secure (gates close at 10:00.) The staff is extremely friendly and very willing to help you make the most of your stay. Potters Creek is close to good restaurants, wonderful little towns, and terrific shopping. We would stay here again. We were here for 16 days. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Pluses: Beautiful, well-maintained Corps of Engineers park on beautiful lake. 124 pretty level concrete, spacious sites. Half of the sites are treed, half are sunny. Plenty of space for satellite dish. Nice covered picnic pads and crushed rock patios. Lake view from most sites, and many are right on the lake. Clean restrooms with new fixtures. 50 amp electricity works well. Half of the sites are reservable online, but there has always been room available. Friendly staff with one notable exception: rude, with a huge, private rule book and no customer service ethic. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A great campground on Canyon Lake, north of San Antonio. We stayed Wed-Sat nights just before Labor Day. We had the place to ourselves until Friday afternoon, even then, lots of space for all. Beautiful views of lake, good swimming area, deer passed nearby (and accepted treats of peanuts) on way to lake. $18/night, water and elect, dump station nearby. A few over-the-air HD TV channels. Very well maintained, nearby bathhouse, large level sites, each with large, covered picnic table, grill and fire ring. Some sites by reservation, others first-come-first-serve. Park was full and we had reservations. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We loved this park. The lake is beautiful and the sites were clean and well maintained. If you love to sit and watch the deer then you will love this campground. The park hosts were very friendly and helpful. The only reason I gave it a 7 out of 10 is because they have a 10:00 pm curfew. If you are not in the park by curfew then there is no way to get your vehicle back in until 7:00 am the next morning. With Schlitterbahn, Austin, and San Antonio being so close there is a lot to do but you have to plan accordingly so you're back in time to get in. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent Corp of Engineers park. Well maintained, wonderful wildlife, right on the waters edge. We had a slight problem with our 50 amp service, but switched over to 30 amp and notified the staff. It was a weekend, so the fix didn't happen until Monday. If you're on a water front site, there is some foot traffic through your site to the water, mostly rude, weekend only type campers. Lots of tenters, too. Will stay here anytime, especially Monday through Friday. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Large, fairly level sites at this beautiful, quiet park with lots of open space. Restrooms and showers were very clean. We had marginal Sprint cell phone signal, but very good Verizon broadband. Staff was friendly and helpful. We would return to this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great park. Roads in park are asphalt and in good shape. Our site was long, wide, level, asphalt pad, with a table, fire ring, 50 amps and water. Lake is large and sites are close to water. You have four loops in park. Two dump stations in park that were no problem to get in and out of. Park has some shade trees but lots of sites are in sun. Deer eat and play in park day and night. Great view of the lake from our site. TV channels over the air work well. No lights in park at night. Noise free place. Staff was very nice at check in. Verizon cell and air card also work well here. Supplies are around 10 miles from here so stock up before you come in. If park had sewer we could stay here a long time and be happy. Rates were on the Golden Age card. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fabulous park! In site 57 we not only had a great view of the lake, but also of 2 dozen deer in the meadow next to us. Three came up to the edge of our site to feed. Restrooms were spotless. Very quiet at night, motorboat noise during the day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Another great COE park find, thanks to earlier reviewers. Waterfront on a big lake. Park was about 50 percent full on a weeknight. A tame herd of deer and jackrabbits to stimulate the dogs, and peace and quiet for us. About 10 miles west of San Marcos over rolling hills/country roads, but worth it if you're not staying in Fredericksburg or Kerrville and want the quiet. Recommended. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an excellent park to stay at. The problem is with their reservation system and lack of their knowledge on reservations. They have some sites that are available to reserve online and several that are available as a walk-up which must be reserved at that facility only. The sites that are walk-up only will always show as available when reality they aren't. They are (require) "back-up" sites. So that means you hop in your vehicle, RV and all expecting sites to be available because even as you pull into the campground, they still show available...you just wasted a trip. Now the only reason we found this out is because we demanded an answer. They will not provide you with a direct number to the campground but only the COE phone number. If you're lucky enough to get a spot, it's a nice place to stay but not worth "chancing" there to be a spot available. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
A great campground with sites that are big and spread out so you don't feel like you are right on top of your neighbors. We love Texas State Parks and this is our first time staying at Corp Of Engineer's Park. This campground is as good as any Texas State Park we have stayed at. The only negative is due to the drought the lake is very, very low so the sites are now a long ways to the water's edge. A great place; do not hesitate to stay there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park. The other reviews are correct. Good Verizon cell reception. Very windy, most days, during our 2 week stay. Sewer hookup would have been nice, but they have 2 good dump stations. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It's amazing how nice the COE parks can be. This one is very nice. The sites are well spaced and easy to get into. Everything is very manicured. Located within good distance from the amenities of New Braunfels and north San Antonio. Quiet beauty and a deer herd that visits the park. Highly recommend this park. The rate is for the senior discount. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice COE park on Canyon Lake. We stayed in a family site with 3 hook-ups, which had a large private pavilion. Drawback of a big pavilion was that there were no trees in our area. Other areas had nice trees and smaller sun-shades. Sites were all level. There was no playground, and the grounds could have been a little better kept. The swimming area was a short drive from our site, and with the lake level down, not as nice or clean as we expected. Park hosts were as friendly as could be, but the cleanup crews were rough. Dump station was clean. A strong storm came through on Saturday that wreaked havoc on the tenters in the campground and tore many awnings off, but weather before and after was exceptional. Nice looking boat ramps and dock facilities. Sites had an awesome BBQ pit and fire ring. We will return and weren't disappointed with the lack of activities, as we had driven through and knew what to expect. Everyone around us was friendly! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We love COE parks. This one was well maintained and very open with fewer trees and nice waterfront sites. As with most COE parks quiet and a bit remote. Herds of deer and an amazing lightning storm were seen. A day trip to Gruene was very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is by far my favorite park. We always enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Deer come right up in the campground. There are large trees for shade, the sites are all paved and level, with BBQ pits and fire rings. There is no day use of the park so the only people in the campground are the campers. The gates are locked nightly. Great place for a family outing. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Typical COE park, large sites, good views of the lake, good power and water. There is a large resident herd of small whitetail deer that roam the campground in the morning and evening and are quite used to people. The showers are huge and very clean. We paid $9 with our Golden Age pass. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice top notch Corp of Engineer park. Stayed early spring and brought our PWC and launched from the excellent facilities. Park staff friendly and accommodating. Even making reservations on line it is very difficult to get into the park due to high demand. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stay here several times per year. Very large sites, no sewer, but a dump station. Sites on the lake offer no shade, but inner sites offer great shade. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We stayed at sites 81 and 95. Site 95 was waterfront, no shade, and real close to a rocky beach swimming area. Around the corner was a sandy beach buoyed swimming area. There are a lot of good shady sites but none on the water. There are deer everywhere in the park and will almost eat from your hand. Nice level blacktop sites. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
After leaving another RV Park in the area that we were very unhappy with we found Potters Creek which is operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers. This park appears to have very new equipment and is the best groomed and maintained park we have ever stayed in. The sites are large and the pads are paved and very level. It is very family friendly and Canyon Lake is a beautiful lake. The deer are plentiful and seem very tame as they would wander close to human inhabited areas. I would have rated this park a 10, but two things kept me from doing that. First, they have no sites with sewer hookups and second, they do not take reservations at this time which can be difficult if you are travelling a long distance. We were told that reservations should soon be availble. Not all of the 124 sites are RV sites, some are tent sites. Potter Creek will be added to my alltime favorite list. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here to attend the Wimberley Flea Market. The park was clean and quiet. The staff is friendly and helpful. Pets are allowed during certain months. If traveling with friends, most sites face each other. Check the weather. In February it can get very cold, our water hose froze. We still had a great time and would camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great centralized park for the tourist area of New Braunfels, Gruene, and San Antonio visit. The park office is very friendly and helpful. They have organized activities all week in club house. Wildlife can been seen in the surrounding fields early mornings and at sunset. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What keeps me from rating this campground a 10 is the restrooms/showers, at least the ones closest to us near the front of the park. The restroom has two toilets, neither of which have doors. The door to ladies restroom doesn't latch, doesn't even have a doorknob, and thus blows wide open with the slightest breeze. The showers room has a toilet, with a shower curtain for privacy. The two shower stalls have a curtain, but you must disrobe and dress without privacy. We had a nice long pull-through site with two large shade trees. We had excellent WiFi, and had no problem finding the southern sky for our DirecTV dish. The roads and sites are gravel, and there are grass areas between pairs of sites. While the campground is "on the river," all the sites that used to be on the river are now cabins. But you can still walk to the river for fishing (which we did). We were here for a busy weekend and then for the next 5 days which were pleasantly quiet. If we come back to this area we will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate is Passport America. Site was FHU 30 amp and was a good size. The free wi-fi did not work at our site. Cable TV was available at an extra charge. There was a nice swimming pool. The campground is on a river, but only rental cottages have a river view. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate based on weekly rate and also winter rates. We stayed in 53 which is the river site. Beautiful view, staff was great, we had over paid and they brought it to our attention and reimbursed us right away. We rented the 2 sites that are their river sites; sister brought her class C in and camped with us. Fished the Guadalupe for trout. Had a great time and the service was wonderful. They have a new store and office and it is so much better than before. We will spend more time here next year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed in number 32. If you are considering the river site, it is not actually close to the river, and you will have very little room and no privacy. The sites are very close together. The park is clean, staff friendly. The only complaint is that it is 13 miles to I-35 from the camp site, so consider that if you plan to go into town very much. The price was a little elevated. Internet was not very good at site and on my Verizon iPhone. We would consider this place again, but I bet it's crowded after school is out. The cabins are yards away and teenagers a plenty, loud ones. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed here because flyfishing guide launched his raft from here. Plenty of fisherpeople staying here. Nice location to explore Canyon Lake area. Good Verizon signal. Check-in person not too friendly, but allowed me to drive around until I could find a site with no tree blockage for satellite signal. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean and quiet campground. Back road to historic Gruene is very scenic, however, would not recommend taking your motorhome down the back road, as it is very narrow. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed in an RV site at Rio Raft & Resort several times and have also rented a large cabin for a family reunion. The facilities and courtesy are wonderful! We also cannot say enough good things about the wonderful view and great "walk-about space" near the Guadalupe River. Of course, the fact that we are trout fishers in our family only adds to the allure for this favorite place (of ours) to stay in the winter months. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a really neat park with a lot of amenities including cable TV, Wi-Fi and lots of shade especially for central Texas. Our stay started off on a bad note because of despite having ressie's for over 4 months, we couldn't get the site amenities that we had requested: 50 amp, cable TV and full hookups. Oh well, what are you going to do? Turn around and drive back home or make the best of it. Anyway, this park has great access to the "party river" of Texas and it can get a little too crazy if you have kids during the weekend. In addition, it has a great pool that has a wheelchair entry with a covered area for picnics a couple of pool showers and restrooms. They also have a small store that offers things that campers will need, but it comes with a price. The hookups at this park are better than most. One power pole with water and cable TV shared between two RV spots, each with their own hookups and waste dump. This is a pretty slick way of doing this and also gives you more room between campers. The Wi-Fi worked good all weekend long except for the last night. Don't know what happened, but none of my party could get online. Give this park a look, they really do offer the best RV park in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The pool was very big and nice and the water was very clean. No bath houses, just a pot in a closet with an outdoor sink. Not even enough for the tent campers, so if you don't have your own bathroom, forget it. Last row didn't have cable tv, but they didn't tell us that, so we were all set-up before we realized there was no cable in that row. It is a nice park otherwise. Shade available. There is a Super S grocery nearby. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rio RV Park is located on a beautiful piece of land right on the Guadaloupe River. My wife and I stayed here for about 2 weeks to fly fish the river. Sites are level and easy to access. Staff is friendly and helpful. CATV is available, but extra. Wi-Fi is very good compared to most campgrounds (we could actually stream movies). The one downside of this campground are the bathrooms. No hot water at the sink in the men's room, and very little heat. Given morning temps in the 30's, a shower and shave was a chilly experience. All in all we enjoyed our stay here - and we will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for about 5 months. We loved the place and we have lived in the area for over 5 years. I guess the only problem would be the dog waste police. This guy spots your dog, and when you walk away, has to quickly check his business and report it. We had a nice and relaxing time. Great people and area. I'd come here, but only if I can bring my dog, which is the off season, but to me thats the best time! It was $480.00 a month including cable TV. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just off 306/Sattler-easy to get to and pull in with our 38' Motorhome. Two rows for pull through, with back row plenty of room. I stayed in #73, nice pecan tree for shade. Outdoor table was heavy duty and big for family meals. Pool nice, bathroom clean the few times we used them. Check was a breeze and store stays open past posted times. Raft company on the grounds made it easy. Buddies stayed in tents up front near river and said it was loud into the wee hours. Said resort officials had to go out there several times to lower the loud talking. Pedestals were wired correctly and up to par. We camped here in a Motorhome.
They are the rudest park owners that we've ever met. They have very strict rules and that is fine but it's the way in which they bark these rules out to folks - feels like a kindergarten class with the Wicked Witches from the east! When we checked out, they tried to accuse me of having visitors (which must pay $8 a head if you do) and we had no visitors. When I said that we had no visitors of any kind, the head witch smeared back "Are you sure?" My answer back to her was a very loud: "Are YOU sure??!" Ticked me off royally. They also have a huge bee/hornet problem, which when I informed them they acknowledged that they knew they had a problem for weeks! Bad business to not tell folks up front what to expect to find at their site! 5 of our 6 camping folks got stung twice! We will not be going back there again. They royally suck in customer service. Stay far away from them. There are other local camp grounds that treat their customers way nicer! Skip this place unless you want to visit the camp from Hell! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 5 / 10 ]
I was excited by how well our late (after dark)arrival was handled and how nice the folks were. This soon faded the next day when it came time to pay up and the day crew took over. I was quoted a rate on the phone, but lots of extra fees / taxes plus charges for kids and then when our friends came by to pick us up for dinner, they wouldn't let them in without charging them as well. Lots of wrist bands to wear and parking passes to display and it was just not that great a place. Very dry weather had the river down a bunch and our stuff was coated with dust, inside and out. We checked out a few other parks in the area and unless you want one "close" to the water, there are others that look better. It looks like they built cabins where the good sites were at one time. Bonus - Stop at Ninfa's Taco stand up at the "Y" when headed toward Canyon Lake. Best breakfast tacos ever, but not much to look at. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly staff. Quiet park, but probably busy during the summer months when rafting and tubing begins on the river. This is the Guadalupe River just below the dam on Canyon Lake. Easy to find and easy to navigate. Roads and sites were gravel but level. River is beautiful and we were there in late December when the water was high. I can only imagine what its like when the trees are full and the river goes down a bit. Will definitely make this place a stop when visiting the hill country. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here for a few months, rate reflects monthly rate. It does include electric. Staff is great, but campground needs help. Cabins are drab brown, roads need to be better maintained as there are big holes that can require you to have a front end alignment done, Roads are dusty and a lot of shuttles coming through at high rates of speed, Monday through Friday and a few Saturdays there is a motorcycle that leaves around 5:50am that wakes you up. No security to speak of when special events are going on in the town. There are port a potty's in the tent area and the person that cleans them and pumps them out flies through the campground stirring up dust. Because of the dust the AC units pull this into the rigs leaving a film over everything. All traffic causes dust. We will not return. Again the staff was great and did everything that they could do to help. The campground needs to be upgraded badly and it would be a super place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects Passport America. This is our third time staying at Riverside, and we have enjoyed it each time. This time we had a back-in site that was shaded by one of the large live oaks. We did some laundry, and machine prices we very reasonable. Bathrooms are not great but adequate and could use some updating. One potential problem we see is that there is a building just outside of the park that is being renovated, and it will be a "biker" bar. We don't have any problem with bikers, but the noise from the bar might become a problem. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My family stayed here over the Easter weekend and we had such a wonderful time. We will be back this summer when the kids are on vacation. They have a pool, sand volley ball court and clean bath houses. Shuttle services available to the Guadalupe river and surrounding music venues. Thank you Riverside Resort!!! We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
Walnut Canyon RV park is not the worst park we've been to. The electrical, water, and sewer connections are new, the Wi-Fi is good, and the park is shaded. A few negatives stood out, though: The newly built showers are "pull-chain", and only supply cold water. The roads throughout the park are bumpy, uneven, gravel, and some turns are tight. Most of the residents here are "long-term", and have junk accumulating around their rigs. Some sites are not level. The photos on the web site to not accurately represent the park, and the "hiking trail" is littered with scrap iron, refuse, old toilets, and a lot of PVC pipe. The fishing pond is now a deep, dry, hole. The price is good for the area, but we wouldn't stay again. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We have been to this Jellystone several times. All our experiences have been very good! They have good activities for kids of all ages. Love the pancake breakfast they host often. It’s nice to give me a break cooking! This last Thanksgiving we also were at Jellystone. It was great fun at the group dinner!! The only thing that would improve this campground is some updates in the restrooms. They are very clean, but a little on the dated side. Very friendly helpful staff! We are not Winter Texans, but they had a very fun group staying there the last time we went. We will return again!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Had a great time here this weekend. Park was clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. Plenty of activities for kids, great scenery in the hill country. Many Yogi parks are expensive to begin with and then nickle and dime you for everything, but I think this place was fairly priced and you get a lot of bang for your buck. Restrooms were clean and well taken care of. RV Parking spots were a little to cozy. Our RV neighbor's fire pit smoke kind of bombarded our RV but all was well. Sites were pretty level, hookups clean, and easy to use. Wi-Fi was pretty well useless. Got a signal but could not load any webpages. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here 3 nights, because third night was free. Park staff friendly and helpful with area attractions. If you are going to float down the river, they will call a tube company to pick you up at the park and drop you back off. You don't have to worry about where to park. The park has a lot of trees, so good shade. The sites we stayed at was gravel, but we were able to level up our 40 footer without any problems. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflected a club discount and a "buy 4 stay 5 nights" rate. The Good: Only about a mile to the nearest food store and ACE Hardware which is good. About 2 miles to Canyon Lake. Thirteen miles to New Braunsfel. Eight hundred feet from the Guadalupe River - excellent tubing and kayaking. Our site had lots of shade. The staff was great. Check in fast and easy. Good gift store, if you need any supplies. Basketball court, volleyball court, laser tag and frisbee golf - if you are interested. Cable TV worked fine. Propane refill on location. The Bad: The sites are just tired and old – some had fire rings – some didn’t – some were on a semi flat – some were rough. Our site was OK - but most of the sites seemed pretty small and cramp. I was sort of on a turn, so had plenty of space to my left and right, but the other five trailers after me was literally close enough to touch each other. None of the sites are paved - all are gravel. Most sites are not level, so bring plenty of leveling blocks. The pool is small - both the indoor and outdoor pool are small. I believe that its closer to the size of a residential pool then a location that draws hundreds of kids in. The sites are old - tired. The structures seem to be in neglect - until something actually breaks and then they fix it. Water pressure was low. Useable - but low. Wireless was hit and miss - sometimes you had good speeds - but mostly it was slow and difficult to connect to. Probably won’t come back here. Once again – great staff – just cramped, tired spaces. We also stayed at the Jellystone in Fredericksburg, which we gave a 10. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Had high expectations for this place. Our kids did enjoy the indoor pool and pedal cars. The jump pad was always over full with kids pushing and throwing sand on each other. The site was unlevel on chalice with no trees. There were many kids running unsupervised all over the campground at all hours. People kept walking through our site. One tried to open the door, and another ran by, knocked and ran off. We were in a 35 ft RV and in the big rig area. Our experience might have been better in another area of he campground. The sites are very close together. Camp is in a central location to visit sites in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campsite is just down the street from our house. This was our second trip to Yogi Bear and they have made wonderful improvements to the outdoor pool area since our last trip. The pool is very nice and the children the zero entry and 3 foot pool area. The kids had a great time playing in the game room, jumpy pillow and playground. The park has two hay-rides which everyone enjoyed. The RV sites where very nice and shaded. We will be coming back to camp again soon! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This place is fantastic. The amenities are off the chart, the campground is beautiful and tranquil, and the staff is the friendliest we have encountered anywhere. First, the setting. It is in the hill country of Texas, away from any hustle and bustle, in a very wooded setting with a couple of mid-sized creeks winding their way through everything. Plenty of great space to ride bikes, walk, and relax. Nice metal fire rings available for each site. The amenities: heated pool open year-round, another beautiful outdoor pool open in the warmer seasons, a video game room, a big mess hall for watching movies and having potlucks, a gem mining machine for the kids, a fully stocked camp store on site, a large jumping pillow for the kids (and adults too), 4 different laundry facilities, and free Wi-Fi that *actually works*. Nearby, there are nice hiking trails and some beautiful sites, such as Canyon Lake Dam. When we arrived late at night, one of the workers who was off his shift asked us if we knew where to go based on the late check in info I had received over the phone. When I hesitated, he said, "I'll be glad to lead you there. Just follow me." he turned out to be the owner. The whole staff is just that pleasant and friendly. In the winter, there is a group of "winter Texans" who stay there. These folks were also very friendly and helpful. In the warmer months, the park is near and part of all the river tubing that goes on in the area. Our rate reflects a monthly rate of $435 for 29 days in February. We will be going back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here several times and have always had fun. The grand kids join us and have a ball. Sites are of a nice size and reasonably level. Staff are very friendly and helpful. We gave it an 8 because it is sometimes difficult to get the site we request, though they try hard to accommodate us. They are pet friendly. This is a great place for kids to learn about the fun of camping. They sometimes have weekend pancake breakfasts, weekend hayrides which the kids and adults all enjoy. They also have arts and crafts. Their website lists most of the available activities. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Rafting/tubing and Canyon Lake are a short ride away for lots of summer fun. Much quieter off season. Indoor and outdoor pools and big outdoor jumping/trampoline at no extra charge. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Had a blast there. Tons of fun stuff to do for/with the kids. Campsite was decent give the lack of rain. Mostly shaded sites. Pool was awesome as well. Nice thing was the pancake breakfast they host on Sunday mornings. Only $3; I would definitely recommend it for families with kids. Helpful staff!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Nice!...Great staff on site from phone reservation to escort to site to ladies behind the store counter. Clean sparkling pools for kids, hay ride, movie night. Movie night is geared for adults and children, not just a plain rated G movie. So its nice to sit there in the theater with your kids. My back in site had plenty of shade, with picnic table..just an excellent time for us and the kids. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We loved this campground! The staff was friendly and helpful! Moreover, the activity personnel took the time to get to know each young camper's name. This really personalized the events and helped the children to get to know each other. My 11 y.o. participated in most activities and had a blast. My 13 y.o. was not as interested in some of the activities, but managed to find plenty of other fun things to do. The campsites were nice and well kept. It didn't really matter, however, as we spent so little time there! This is not a 'singles' campground, but I highly recommend it for families! We will be back next year for another week! We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the best parks in Texas. Excellent sites that had plenty of room and trees. Friendly and accommodating workers ("Rangers"). Quiet hours were observed by all. Family, kid and even pet friendly. Two nice pools. Bathrooms were large, with AC and clean. Staff worked hard to find availability on a very busy weekend. The jumping pillow is unique and a big hit with the kids. The pedal cars was a big hit also. If you want to play games (horseshoes, basketball or volleyball), bring your own equipment. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
My kids thoroughly enjoyed the pools, movie nights, hay rides, balloon bounce. Rock pad sites are not level and may need some repacking soon. It is most noticeable if you are pulling in with a 30ft and above trailer. Staff is a little rough around the edges, but all in all we enjoyed our weekend. County was under a fire ban and we showed up without a bbq pit with lid. Office was kind enough to loan us one for the weekend. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We live 5 hours away and this is our most visited RV Park. Very family friendly and has lots of activities for the kids. The owners are great people and we enjoy seeing them every year. Plenty of shade for those hot Texas summers. For families with big rigs, there are plenty of oversized sites available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our new favorite campground! Cannot say enough good things about this place! Super clean, the owners and staff were extremely nice, helpful and went out of their way to always wave, smile and talk to us. We enjoy their fall fest weekend, with loads of planned activities for the kiddos. We plan to go back next month too! Our girls are 4 and 6 years old. Bring your kids bikes, plenty of places to ride. If your kids are 10+, they might be too old for it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We stayed here for the 4th of July weekend. Reserved four nights, received 5th free. We were in the "B" section, but still had a good site. The numbering was a little confusing. Even though the weather was not very good for camping, the park had excellent activities planned. The facilities were clean and good shape. Two pools, one indoors. Our entire family (16) was in attendance for several hours one day and we had 4 grandsons under 7 who had good a time. This park would be considered a "resort." We would stay here again, especially with children. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great family-oriented park. The owners work the grounds, and go above and beyond to make camping experiences here enjoyable. They continue to improve the park, and added a huge jumping "pillow" since our last visit. To ensure that no-one gets left out, we observed them doing 3 nighttime hayrides to give all who were interested a chance to ride. The owners and "rangers" (work campers) enforce the posted rules to ensure safety (i.e. parents must be with kids under 13 at the pools), and that everyone has a great time. And, the rules are quite reasonable. We overheard some unhappy campers complaining about their stay, but brushed off their comments when we realized their own actions were to blame. We are never less than perfectly satisfied with this park. And, I guess others agree since they were sold out again this weekend. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is great. Everyone was very friendly. Pool is a little small for all the people in the park and was a salt water but the kids were happy. My children decided we will go back to stay longer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Very nice family friendly park. Had a deluxe pull through towards the back of the camp. Sites back there were not close together but ones toward the front looked fairly close. Park had lots of fun family activities. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have say that My family and I were very disappointed with the park. We took our 4 kids(ages 12, 11, 3, & 1) to this park for Spring/Easter break. This park was advertised as a "FAMILY" campground, it was anything but family friendly. We were told that we could not even sit outside our camper after 10pm (since this is when quiet hours start), we were not making any noise, just sitting out enjoying the night air. The website is very misleading, it states this park has a hot tub and heated pool. You would think the pool will be heated during all pool hours, this is NOT the case. The hot tub has an overflow that heats the pool (which is fine and works, when it is on). The hot tub (no jets) it not turned on until 5:30pm-take about 1 hour to get hot-and then the pool/hot tub closes at 9pm. We were always being harassed by the employees of this park. There was even a guy we met there that was told that he could not ride his motorcycle (a Goldwing trike) around the park, because he was letting our older kids ride with him. There were many other problems that we encountered, and hate that we had this horrible experience with this park. We have camped at other Yogi Bear Jellystone parks and know that all parks are not like this one, so please do not judge all Jellystone Parks by this one. But I will say that this Jellystone will not be visited by us ever again. We give it a Big Thumbs DOWN. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were not impressed with this park. The office staff was very nice, but the outside Rangers were totally rude! Rude to our kids & rude to adults. The park is way overpriced, as are all the activities within the park. The "heated" pool was not warm & the hot tub didn't even have the heater turned on until 5:30pm. We paid $7 per person for a game of laser tag (2 didn't get to play because the guns didn't work; they had to sit & watch the others have fun). One particular ranger must have had nothing better to do than sit around and try to find something to bother us about, all of which was very small minor nit-picky stuff. He didn't even have the decency to drive up in his cart & say, "Hi, y'all doing good? Having a good time?" Nope, just came over jumping on someone about something the whole entire stay. We and the other two campers with us will not return to this park. If it were our first time at a Yogi Bear park, we'd never go to another one. Thank goodness we know most are not like this one. We've camped at many, many parks and never had any problems like this one and have never been to any park this rude before!! Plus the price per night is ridiculous! (especially charging $10 extra per night for the two other kids we had camping in our camper) Next time we're in the area we will definitely go stay at Potter's Creek Campground right down the road & will pay $126 for 7 nights for 6 people & not $357. All 3 of our campers can stay at Potter's Creek for $20.00 more than it cost only one camper to stay at your park. And I can guarantee the staff at Potter's Creek is way more friendlier by far!! This is the first bad review I've ever had to write on a campground & I didn't even begin to list all the problems we had; this may have accounted for about 1/8 of the complaints we had with this place. Please send these guys to school to learn their manners if they're going to be hosting a park in the south because they are going to run all your customers off! Enough said! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My family stayed at this park arriving on Good Friday and staying for a full week. We also had 2 other families in our group. When we arrived the staff was nice and we got checked in quickly. We paid upfront for five nights. The web site states if you stay for five nights get a weeknight for free. When questioned about this they stated that it was Four night the Fifth one was free. My fault I didn't get a receipt until we left. It is very expensive park. We also had to pay extra ten dollars a night because we have 4 kids. They issued us armbands which we wore all week but there were many many other people staying there that didn't. The sites were very close together and we were supposed to be in the prime spots. Very glad we had very nice neighbors. We were not at site on Sat. Went to six flags. On Sun. the kids went to the pool with 2 adults only 3 were under 13. Those three did not get in the hot tub and were not unattended. There older ones that were of age were constantly harass about being in hot tub or pool. The indoor pool was cold and the hot tub was also. They didn't turn the heat on until 5:30 in the evening we were told. We complained many times and on Wed. they could swim in decently warm water. The kids got fussed at for walking their bikes back to site when the pool closed instead of riding them which was against the rules. All families were told that we could not be outside of our camper after ten Pm. for quiet hours. No loud noises or music being played. We were finishing eating. Couldn't even hear us talking at camper next door. Paid 35 dollars for kids to play laser tag. Two of the kids guns wouldn't work so they had to sit out and watch the others. Went to office to get refund I paid cash and friend paid with debit card. They returned 14 dollars. Went back up to office to check on rewards points and was told I would not get 35 reward points because the went to friends account and they couldn't fix it. The office girls were nice but the rangers were very nasty. This was not a very kid friendly environment. Our kids followed the rules and were still harassed. We were very disappointed with the service and the attitude of the staff of a "kid friendly park". We will never go back to this one. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Extremely disappointed. Advertisement made no mention of the limited pool hours or the VERY limited hours of the hot tub. The hot tub was just a tub with hot water in it; no bubbles! Internet service tended to be VERY SLOW at times. If you are used to the slowness of dial-up, then it is awesome. Make sure you only pay one night at a time! They have a NO REFUND POLICY. They offered to give us a certificate for a free night, but after the poor customer service I have no intention of returning. I guess they won that argument. All of the “fun stuff” costs extra; too much, in my opinion. The owner told me they “value all customers”. It is a shame, they just lost one. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
The kids thoroughly enjoyed this park and so did the adults. We stayed in site 148 and it was shady and spacious. It is not on a river or a lake, but there are lots of outdoor recreations available to keep the kids busy all day. During the evening on Friday and Saturdays The English Brothers have a Canyon Trail Chuck Wagon show at an indoor facility and the music is wonderful. The dinner was delicious! This was the highlight of our stay and we will return to visit again next year. We stayed here in a travel trailer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed for 4 days (3 nights) over Labor Day weekend. Although this is an older park, it is being maintained in excellent fashion. The bathrooms and showers were clean each morning, but with use during the day deteriorated. Our site was great, but I saw others around us that had some sewer connections that extended out of the ground and made dumping difficult. This is our 3rd or 4th visit to this park, and we will definitely return. The park owners are extremely friendly and active around the park on a continual basis, and even helped us navigate our new larger RV into our site. There were a lot of kids activities to participate in throughout the weekend, and Yogi Bear is always a hit. Our group ended up totaling 25 people in 4 RV's and 2 tents, and we all committed to return Labor Day next year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The Park was not the same as the pictures shown on the Web. The workers were wonderful, There was all types of activities . The campsites for Big Rigs was not paved , so it was very dusty , you had to have carpet to put down are you tracked white dust everywhere . We camped here in a Motorhome.
No complaints at all! We stayed here not long ago, it continues to be a family based park. Pools clean, sites well maintained, friendly staff, etc. We did some things in the park but basically used it as a base for trips to Schlitterbahn water park and to tube the Guadalupe River. If you haven't tubed the Guadalupe you don't know what you're missing. In the heat of the summer the water is icy cold from the springs, not really rough at all, there were all ages on the river. The best part: we called the park office, a shuttle from a local tubing company, RST, came directly to our site, got us set up, dropped us off, picked us up at the end and brought us back to our individual site: No Worries. We then went to Gruene and had supper at the Gristmill. That tiny town is a really "happening" place on the weekends. We will be back. I saw something I have not seen at a RV park before, a rowdy group of 20 somethings got kicked out around midnight one of the nights we were here. I thought it was pretty darn cool. We saw the bunch at the restrooms earlier in the day, with one of those trucks with a stereo more expensive than their houses, pumping out some racist, biggotted rap music. The management appologized to the park users and removed the whole group from the park for inappropriate language, behavior and having "too much to drink". I wittnessed the event. The beligerent group kept saying "we're going, we're leaving," but management stayed with them and insisted on ESCORTING them out. Way to Go Yogi!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really enjoyed this park. I see a lot of negative reviews which I don't completely understand. The name of the park implies, "there will be lots of children around" and there are. My wife and I are teachers and we have a 14 and 11 year old, so being around kiddos was not a problem. WiFi is good and FREE! I'm using it right now. It looks like the showers and restrooms in our area have been nicely renovated, not just a fresh coat of paint but re-tiled, new doors, new paint, etc. basically gutted then rebuilt. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. If you don't find this staff friendly...you're probably not a person the plays well with others. They delivered and unloaded firewood. We did a crawfish boil last night. We ordered crawfish from a Louisiana based company on the web with FedEx delivery, the staff delivered them to our site when they arrived. Some have complained about sites being close together, but if you've been RVing for a while this is nothing new to family parks. Basically this is a family park, all activity are children based. A list of activities is available everyday, again all child based. There is a game room, bike and cart rentals, two pools - indoor and out - both were very clean. Everything has a "Yogi" theme. So if you're the type of person that enjoys coming to websites like this and complaining about kids in the pool, kids in the game room, too many kids in the park this place is for you, you'll have a lot to complain about, so be forewarned this is a FAMILY based park, and they work hard to keep it that way. We loved it. Did I mention is about 13 miles from New Braunfels, 3 miles form Canyon Lake, 1 mile from the Guadalupe River and a few miles from San Antonio and the River Walk. We are going to the Witte Museum in San Antonio to see the Body's Exhibit, it is not the same Exhibit that was in New York, but similar. So all you complainers out there...get out of your RV and do something for a change. SEE YA!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park over priced. Better suited for kids than Seniors. We enjoyed the dinner show. English Bears are great entertainers. Branson quality show without traveling there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
An older park but well maintained. It was our first visit after the park became a Jellystone Park. Owner was on site and interacted with the guests at the pancake breakfast and the English Brothers Chuck wagon Dinner show. The English Brothers were absolutely great - first rate show on the level of a Branson quality show. I will definitely be back. Plan on bringing an RV group back in early 2008. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was our second time to this park this year. Went over Labor Day weekend, and it was packed. The owners / staff did an excellent job of keeping activities going on to occupy the full campground. The restrooms were not as clean as before, but over a holiday weekend with that many campers, it was to be expected - especially with the number of tent campers that were on site utilizing the facilities. Nothing against tents, but with no alternative, they must all use the restroom and shower facilities. We love the park; the owners are great; we will definitely return as this is our kids' favorite place to camp. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My family and I stayed here for one week in June. This is supposed to be a family friendly campground where Yogi Bear meets and greets the kids and overall this was the case. However, we did have some problems... We made reservations a month in advance and arrived on a Saturday afternoon. They gave us a spot in Area D where the sites are way too close together. That night our neighbors two trailers down decided to have a big party. They were drinking, yelling, swearing and blaring the car radios until 3:00 in the morning! (not very kid friendly!). This camp is supposed to have a quiet time from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.. We tried calling the number on the brochure they gave us and only got a recording. I got in my car to look for the security guard that was supposed to be on duty and didn't find anybody. The next morning we brought this to the attention of the lady at the office and she seemed very uninterested. Her only response was that she must have slept through the calls we made and that we should have contacted the security guard. Which we tried to and couldn't find! There are many other RV parks in this area, some right on the Guadalupe River, so we won't be going back to this one. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here on our first outing with a new fifth wheel. The owners were on-site, and extremely helpful - not only in locating an easy site for "first-timers", but in helping with hook-ups, etc. The weather was cold so we didn't get to take part in too many outdoor activities, but the kids really enjoyed the indoor heated swimming pool. Not only was the pool heated, but the room was temperature controlled as well. Although Yogi doesn't regularly appear in cold weather, he did come out for a special hay-ride. The owners went above and beyond in helping make the first trip with our kids a fun and memorable experience that would encourage excitement for future outings. There was also an indoor gathering place with a fireplace, tv, games, kitchen, etc. where guests congregated at night for popcorn, roasted marshmallow's and story time. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Upon arrival we were greeted promptly and were taken to the various sites. We chose a site in the A area and it was great. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We would stay here again any time! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped at Jellystone RV Park (formerly Maricopa) for Thanksgiving long weekend. A couple with four well-mannered children purchased this park earlier this year and have converted it to a Jellystone RV park. As you would suspect the park is exceptionally kid friendly. The staff/owners went far above their duties to ensure that everything was perfect. They also had a hiking trail, indoor pool (the outdoor pool was closed for the season), pedal carts ($5.00), pancake full breakfast ($4.00), playground, half-court basketball, sand volleyball court, game-room, hay rides. Yogi Bear made several appearances over the week-end. While Wi-Fi was not available, they do have plans to add it “soon”. Each site had full hook-ups, a picnic table, and grill, while the sites were not paved (they were close to level); the picnic table was on a level concrete slab, but best of all plenty of shade trees (at least in the C and D areas). Outstanding campground for those of us with children. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
As of this week, Maricopa is now a Jellystone Park RV Park complete with a large Yogi Bear that visits you on a golf cart. The staff is friendly and they have a nice store. It is an older park; we were not impressed with the RV sites. For $34/night, we were surprised that they did not have cable TV. When I inquired about this, I was informed that you can have the cable company come in and hook you up!? They did say that they were going to get cable and WiFi in the future. Since you are away from the river, plan on spending money driving around and enjoying what other RV parks on River Road have to offer for the same price or less!? It appears to be a good place for families with children. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very Very clean kid friendly campground. Close to Schlitterbahn and Guadauluipe State Park. They do not like speeders or people that are too noisy after 10. Great workers and Management. Will go back as soon as we can. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites in Area A are very tight. Had Area A basically to myself and had to move 3 times just to have room for my slide out and able to hook it. You need extra long hook up lines. Park has a playground and 2 pools...one indoors - nice. Very close to Guadalupe River attractions. Park advertises as family friendly but at every turn you are confronted with notices of the things children cannot do. They have a nice rec room but everything comes with a price and don't let your children anywhere near the pool table or you'll be advised children are prohibited from playing pool. If I go back I definitely will not stay in area A again and I will plan activities for the children outside the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.