This is a nice Corps of Engineers campground on the lake. The sites are spacious and well maintained. Restrooms have been updated and are kept clean. The grounds are patrolled frequently and rules enforced. It is a great family campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really enjoyed the park. The service was friendly and the park was clean. A very nice overnight stay to Colorado. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Spent two nights in site #50 (pull through site). Nice and clean. Very few campers this weekend. Good distance between most sites. Both 30 and 50 amp sites available. Sites are asphalt with concrete parking pads. Some are shady and some are open (near the water). Each site has an open sided shelter with picnic table, fire ring and raised BBQ grill but there is a "burn ban" in effect due to the drought. Typical COE park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed at this park many times over the years and the most recent time was at the group camping pavilion over the July 4th holiday. It's pretty bare bones but clean, well maintained and inexpensive. It's what we have come to expect when staying at a COE park. We already have the group camping pavilion reserved for next year's Labor Day weekend. The only word of caution I would have is to thoroughly read the rules and ask questions if you don't understand. The staff has no patience for any rules being broken and the grumpy sheriff lives nearby. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spent two nights in site #54. Very nice, clean and quiet campground. Good distance between most sites. Some sites are 30 amp only. On-line reservations are available. Sites are asphalt with concrete parking pads. For the most part, they are level. Some are in shade (oak trees) and some are open. Each site has an open sided shelter with picnic table, fire ring and raised BBQ grill. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a COE campground so it accepts Golden Age Passports. There are two campgrounds on the lake operated by COE. The west side was closed for the season when we were there. There were large level sites with nice views of the lake. The bathrooms were 1950 cinder block and nasty looking. Still we would go back to this park since we don't use the bathrooms anyway. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Someday this might be a good park, but I wouldn't count on it. There is no office to check in to on arrival and nowhere to find information about your campsite. The sites are so close together that 2 RVs with slides would not leave room to walk between them. The sewer connection of the next site is adjacent to your patio. There are zero activities on site and the owners are obviously new to running a campground. The Tuesday potluck dinners referred to in another post are no more since the new owners banned the surrounding properly owners from using the common area facilities. There are no rules posted or quiet times enforced. The roads are falling apart, and a feud between the new owners and the permanent residents will probably impede future improvements. I wouldn't stay here until those two groups have learned to work together. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The RV Sites of this community are located in the center of an extremely nice RV community where owners have erected full time RV based homes. The owners of these residence are very warm in welcoming of those who stay in the RV park sites. Now to be up front, the photos of the LLRV site show what looks to be a couple of beautiful sites overlooking the lake and the surrounding bluffs. These are concrete pads with tables at the end of a walking trail, not RV sites. The RV sites are all pull-through sites on the main road into the RV community. Most of the sites are level, some with a concrete pad, most are gravel. A few of the sites have a grass front yard area out your door, some are finished in mulch due to the Texas heat, but all are nicely maintained. No cable, but great local reception or satellite dish reception. The owners are over the top perfection. I have never received such a warm welcome and follow-up while staying at any RV park. They want to make sure your stay is a perfect as can be. The do have expansion plans and are currently working on these. If you are looking for swimming you have access to a state park within 1/2 mile for lake access. If you are in the area and looking for some peace and down time this is your place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is under new ownership and improvements are being made to make it a destination park on Lake Whitney. Trees are nicely trimmed and landscaping is being added. Eventually it will have shuffleboard and other community activities as well. There are walking trails to the lake with a beautiful view of the lake and the Katy Bridge. Bonanza market is within walking distance and they have a nice meat market, frozen foods and a post office. There is a boat ramp 1/2 mile away. The town of Whitney about 5 miles away and has fast food restaurants as well as some nice breakfast, lunch and dinner options. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a well maintained RV community with permanent homes as well as RV spots. Tuesday nights they have a pot luck dinner in the club house. Nice way to get to meet your neighbors. The management is very knowledgeable of the area, the people are very friendly. There is a picnic area that overlooks Lake Whitney although there is no lake access from the park it is just a short drive to picnic areas at the lake. Great fishing! Would definitely stop here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This RV PORT HOME community I'd rate a 10 because the lovely homes in the park are very nice, well kept and manicured. As we walked around in the home area everyone was very out going and friendly and seemed to be happy living there. What a wonderful place to live and be with other RV'ers and have your rig covered at all times. I would highly recommend building here. Then there's the RV park portion in the middle of the park which I give a 3 because the RV sites are very unkempt outside your door. There are some concrete pads but most of the spaces are unlevel. We had to move 2x then jack up the front of our 40' MH to get level. Not all of the sites are 50 amp and a lot of sites have old electric, H20 and sewer connections. The RV park portion of the community needs to be element ed or revamped because it's an eyesore to the rest of the beautiful community. We would not stay in the RV park again except to look at the nice lots and homes that are available for purchase. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We would rate this campground higher if cable was available. All sites have concrete pads, and some are slightly unlevel and somewhat close together. Park also has numerous permanent RV ports, and lots for sale for new buyers. The park backs to Lake Whitney but does not have direct access to the lake. There is a clean laundry that is outside but covered. There is a nice county park close by with boat ramps. Overall the park is quiet, well kept, and directed toward mature campers rather than family camping. At the back of the park is a nice picnic area, fire rings, and a short walk to an overlook to Lake Whitney. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The management and staff are extremely knowledgeable of all the interesting places to visit in the area. The rates are reasonable. This is an RV Park surrounded by homes of primarily retired RV'rs who for the most part are extremely friendly and helpful to everyone entering the park. The park is in a gated area and gates are always accessible to the RV'rs parked here. The park is in a short walking distance to a beautiful overview area of Lake Whitney on dedicated wooded well kept graveled trails. There is a large club building with three separate meeting areas with complete kitchen facilities in each and there are activities held in this facility weekly. There is a "movie night" each Thursday night showing recently released movies and free popcorn is available. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This RV park shows no pictures of the RV sites on their website and there is a reason for that. The park is very ran down. The sites are so unlevel that there is no way to get your rig level no matter what you do. The road (Juniper Rd) that you have to travel down to the RV park is so rough and narrow you have to wonder if you will have a RV left once you get there. The owners of the park are very unfriendly and not helpful at all. When we arrived we were the only customers in the park and it remained that way for our 4 day stay. The wireless Internet service was a joke, there was no service. And forget using your satellite dish, too many trees. The restrooms and showers I did not go into, because they looked so old and run down. Way over priced at $40.00 per night. My advise is to go stay at the COE Park or Whitney State Park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park that is a part of a full service marina. County road into park is a little rough but gravel interior roads are OK. Very large and wide gravel and grass sites, most with some shade. RV park has one section with some 50 amp service full hook up. The rest of the sites are all 30 amp. The other three sections are 30 amp water and electric only. Dump station on site. They also have air conditioned camping cabins for those who do not RV or tent camp. A great place to combine water sports and camping. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I will just bullet list the PROS and CONS.. PS (There were NO CONS except one) .. We camped here in a 5th wheeler for 5 nights on our way to San Antonio. BEST Check-in of any state park anywhere in my entire life. Seriously. They did a great job. Friendly beyond expectation. Bryan checked us in. Had pictures of what each of the sites looked like - provided us with his recommendation and turned out to be a GREAT site. We were right next to the water with probably the best view in the park. We camped in slot 130. One of the other Ranger girls showed my daughter while I was checking in where the best fishing was and which bait they recommended… Sites are long for pull thrus – short but wide for back-ins. No one should have any problem parking here. Pull thru Sites are somewhat level but long. I had to only put one set of blocks under my tires to get me level. Good water pressure. Electricity stayed right at 120 VAC the entire time. 30/50 amp. Half the sites have very good shade… the other half is directly exposed mostly to sun. The sites right next to the water does NOT have sewer hookups. They are elec and water only. For supplies there is small town of Whitney about 4 miles from the campsite and 2 miles from the State Park gate. There is also a Brookshire and a well stocked ACE Hardware. Tons of wildlife – turkeys, deer, armadillos, and at night lots of strange looking things in the woods. It is so quiet out here. Absolutely no noise at all but the wind going through the trees. Yes the lake level is down about 12 feet but this lake is huge and barely noticeable. My daughter was catching fish 5 minutes after she through in her first throw at our campsite. If you enjoy walking the entire “road” loop around the park is about 4 miles long. There is spotty wireless here… they have wireless at the group camping areas – but not hardly anywhere else. I have TMobile and was getting 5 bars and 4G the entire time. Kids went swimming in the lake daily. Water was warm of course but kids had great time. Clean water. OK – the CON –.. OMG we had zero night time activities outside … during the day not a single bug, fly, wasp, anything – the reason is that they are all sleeping getting ready for the night. I swear you cannot keep any outside lights on at all otherwise they are covered in a thick carpet of gnats. Not many mosquitoes but billions of gnats. If you start a fire they seem to stay away from that – just be warned. Bathrooms and showers were super clean. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. This was our first time. If you enjoy walking the paths are will maintained – in fact the entire park is well maintained – everything was mowed – no trash – no graffiti – just very clean. The Park Host cleanup guys did a phenomenal job also. I noticed that after each guest left they went by the site – cleaned up any residue – and in fact saw them actually take a water hose and a broom and clean up some fish residue that the previous camper had left. Our site when we pulled in looked as if it had just been cleaned also. There is no pool – there is no boat rental – there is nothing but a huge lake, majestic views, awesome quietness, long trials, and peace and quiet. If this is the type of place you are looking for – then this is it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent Texas State Park, we've stayed here many times and will return. We were in pull through site #31. It easily accommodated my 37' 5th wheel with multiple slides. Good shade in the full hook-up loop. Good water Pressure and quality. Stable 50A electric service. Sewer hook-ups at sites good location, but some sites have high sewer opening in relation to camper. Dining hall available for a fee is large with a full kitchen and nice restrooms. Nice easy nature trail with a geocache. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice State park! The ranger at check in was very helpful and friendly. The site was easy to back into, paved and fairly level. Just a slight down hill slope, spot on level side to side. At least this site was(site 91). The site was close to the water. It had a covered picnic table (always a plus). Ground fire ring that was directly behind the site. 30 and 50 amp electric, with the standard water hookup adjacent to the power post. The site had plenty of room for everything and good room between neighboring sites. The trails are well marked and a comfortable walk. The bathrooms are well maintained and clean. The only negative is there is not a bathroom shower in each camping loop. It didn't matter to me since we have a bathroom in the camper, but to some it might be a bit of a walk. There is only 1 dump station near the entrance which is OK. We had a good time and will try and go back soon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Most site are pull thru and are varying shapes & lengths. Some are pretty close together. Staff was very helpful in choosing our site due to length of our RV and the weather. The first time we stopped was on a Monday of Spring Break, and then we returned on Sat. eve. On Sat. the wind was really blowing and she chose a sight that would be best for the direction of the wind. Dump station has 2 dump connections. Only had a swing set for playground area. Nice park. I'm not sure if we'd make it a destination park, but was very nice for a stopover. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Suggest you call ahead as some weekends are busy. Nightly rate does not reflect day use fee of $3 per day per person (BUY A TX STATE PARKS ANNUAL PASS). Nightly rate posted here is the non-advertised "winter rate" which runs from 1 Nov thru 28 Feb - you must stay a week or more to get the lower rate otherwise, the nightly rate is $16. Friendly staff, clean, spacious older park. Excellent over the air TV (HDTV), cell and wireless. Be advised, most of the back-in sites are at an angle of 90 degrees from the road. Not all sites are the same length or width so tell the park personnel your rig's length when you check in. Sites are gravel/paved with W/E on side or near rear; the park no longer has W/E/S sites (except for the hosts). Good space between most sites, shade trees, lake views for some, all have covered picnic tables. Surprisingly, there is an airstrip within the park for small planes. Unless you like to fish/boat, there is not much to do. There are 2 miles of "official" trails but I walked along the shoreline and the park road for quite a distance. This is a nice place to kick back and watch the sunrise/sunset, listen to the birds and take pictures. I enjoyed my stay and will definitely return in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a good park if you have a boat. Tent sites with water only outnumber water/electric sites. There are lots of stickers if you have a long haired dog. There is a grocery store and plenty of eating places within 5 miles. They even have a landing strip if you have an airplane. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This Park is great. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This is a quaint little park. It does have full hookups, although sewer connections are on the wrong side and it does take a long hose to reach. The lake wasn't close to the site we stayed in, which was just fine with us. The people near us were very quiet, unlike the campers on the lake side. You could easily drive around to the other side of the park and visit the lake. The sites were nicely isolated from each other where we were. Sites on the lake side looked to be much closer together. There is a very nice hiking trail which took about an hour to traverse. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is a real gem. We arrived on a Monday & stayed for 2 nights. Just about had the whole park to ourselves. We were lonely. Big sites. Exceptionally clean. Well separated. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park needs lots of updating. The road in to the park is long and extremely rough. Not a nice drive. There is not much grass at the sites and we did not see any lake in site. We spent only one night here. This park is on our list as "do not stay again". We camped here in a Motorhome.
The front gate attendants were rude. The electricity box was supplying dirty power, and the park was running out of water from their well. Lot's of weeds and trash around the sites. We came in Friday evening and left early the next morning. We were supposed to be there for the week. This was obviously for tents and pop-ups, not recommended for Class A's. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed this campground. They had 50ft campsites (pull-through), with water, electricity and sewer. There are also trailer dump stations for the non sewer sites. It has a group recreation hall for rent for family reunions.; a fish-cleaning facility; a launching ramp; a playground; and 2 trails. Our kids loved the boating we did with some friends of ours. The lake is about 1000 acres. No limits on boat speeds. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were in the "older" part pull-through campground. Good shade, but difficult to get into and pads are short, at a bad angle and not level. Very pretty area. We would camp there again, just be more selective of our site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is a nice, COE campground. My only complaint was the lack of effort to keep the bathrooms clean. We were in a rig with our own shower or I would have complained. Beyond that, this park is top notch. Shaded sites are available. Some are heavily shaded. Waterfront sites are also available. We were in a 38' 5th wheel behind a LBCC (?) so we have a pretty long rig. The following sites should be avoided if you have a long rig: 4, 7-11, 13, 30, 32, 35, 41 & 42. Sites 16-28 have heavy shade. Sites 0-15 are partially shaded 32-54 have little to no shade. A boat ramp is available inside the same park and equestrian sites are available in a special area. We will camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There are several loops in this COE campground park with two being dedicated to equestrian, one to tenters, one containing covered shelters, and the others are for the usual RV. All campground sites have fire pits, grills, and covered picnic tables. There is one playground for the entire park. One bathhouse per loop, but no laundry facilities. Water pressure and voltage was good. The 30A only loops are heavily treed making satellite reception difficult. Access roads in the majority of the loops are narrow with tight turns that require caution for longer rigs. Definitely, not big rig friendly. The loop containing 50A service was the least desirable. Those pads were gravel and mostly unleveled. All sites in this campground are much less spacious than that of a typical Corps park. The dump station wasn’t level, which would prohibit a complete emptying of all tanks. The trees over the roads and pads are in desperate need of trimming. All but the smallest of rigs will get a good scraping either on the access roads or the sites themselves. This COE park would be at the bottom of my list for a return visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Dry, very very dry, will be your first impression of this park after you get through the bumpy ride to the office. It is very obvious this park needs TLC right from the start. Roads are very rough. No Wifi or internet access, cell phone service good, shared “yards” (units face one another) and power poles are shared. Electric is site assigned, although I am sure if a 30 & 50 amp were on the same pole regardless of site assignment a “user” would use their preference if they arrived first. Laundry Facilities were clean; $1 to wash or dry. Restrooms, showers were clean and appeared to be recently remodeled with water saver shower heads. Fishing on Lake Whitney is fee based. $10 per vehicle and $6 per person, $3 per person at Lake Whitney State Park, and / or a 5 mile drive from the RV Park. There is no fishing or lake access on the park property. Although we do not play golf, we took a drive through and the golf course appeared bristly and dry. Looking like it hadn’t been watered all summer just like the rest of the park. There are an abundance of rude “permanent” residence, in RV’s, travel trailers, and mobile homes. Most are parked under “Texas Canopies” as they call them. The managers say they have new owners. They need “new” something, ie owners, managers, “attitudes” of what an RV Resort should be. We do not recommend this park, other nice parks in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This camp has seen better days. There are no trees for shade. Camp in the open. Very windy site. No frills, just simple camping. We stayed one night and moved the next day to the state park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here on a membership.We were very dissappointed in this park.The manager was nice and told us this was their off season.The road in was full of potholes.The sites were over grown with grass and the hookups were hidden in the grass.They only had a few working sites.The laundry had only 1 working washing machine.The womens' restroom was clean,the mens' was dirty. Could be nice with lots of work.Could use laptop in office but low signal won't reach to sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Older membership campground. Needs to be updated. Golf Course needs some work. The road going in and out was full of ruts. Campground was quiet, easy to get around in. Sites were layed out with utilities back-to-back. With a little work, this could be a really nice place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are Thousand Trails Zone Members and price reflects the membership. Great park even though we were not able to take advantage. There was an ice storm in the Dallas area and we hunkered down for 4 days waiting for it to pass. Staff was helpful and provided everything we asked. Not many people there and no activities during this time since it was not crowded. We use laundry facilities and showers were clean. Electric was excellent. We were at a 30 amp site. No sewer where we were located, but I do not know about the rest of the park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We enjoyed our visit here. Activities for adults and kids. Enjoyed the Adult pool and Adult activity center. This is a large campground and with the heat you couldn't walk from area to area very well. We were in the "A" campground which is closer to the Adult area. Rate reflects Thousand Trails Membership and 50A rate. Personnel very friendly. Saw some roadrunners and a bobcat. They only have 13 pull-through spots. 1 with 50 amp and 6 with 30 full hookup and the other 5 with 30 water/electric. In the entire complex there are only 14 sites with 50 amp hook ups. Some sites had more shade than others. Most sites were gravel. We would definitely return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The roads are really bad. Speed limit is 15 mph but you cant travel much faster than that. We stayed in loop B so we could have WiFi but we had to call office several times to get them to reset their modem. The sites are ok but there are a lot of cedar sharp branches about head high so be very careful. The picnic tables are in really bad shape. The boards have decayed and have big holes in them. The filling station (dinning hall) is fine but to get in you have to pass by equipment stacked with dust. It seems that the workers are so use to it that it doesn't bother them. When we arrived we were greeted by folks that had just eaten sour pickles and it showed. They need a good course of smiles and welcoming people in to park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It's a nice clean park with a lot to offer. Roads are showing some long term wear, and need to be repaired. We were unable to get a 50 amp site, but the 30 amp site had clean electric. In Loop B, we were able to get a solid Wi-Fi signal, which worked flawlessly during our stay. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Membership park that is now available to public for a fee. We are members so rate shown is for public stay. Adult pool was fantastic and recently redone. Activities are generally only on the weekend but water aerobics were M-W-F at adult pool. Family pool is also open and miniature golf course was fun. Roads need work. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have used this park since 2004. This is our last visit though. The park continues to deteriorate. The roads are rough and when we stayed part of the road was one lane due to a washed out culvert area. We had to call the ranger to have somebody use a weed eater on the area around the power pedestal and sewer. Much of the infrastructure needs attention. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Friendly staff, cheerful and helpful. Pretty wooded area, but sites are very unlevel and no amount of leveling in the coach helped. Was able to get good satellite reception but no Wi-Fi. Park is fairly small, but quite comfortable. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lake Whitney is in great condition over all, needs some road work soon, or the roads will go from needing maintenance to needing replaced. We did not photograph the mini golf as it is buried in the snow right now. Loop D has great FREE internet reception in the sites closest to the main road. Rumor has it, internet is good in the B loop as well. All the sites are in great condition, though some of the electrical boxes are suspect. As far as electrical is concerned, we took a 30A site, and it was more than adequate for our needs.The laundry is 1 mile from loop D; today we drove 8 miles just going to the laundry and back. :) Everything in this park is so far apart, one can really get his cardio in if he chooses to walk from point to point. Most of the buildings were closed for the winter, but the members are doing some activities on their own in the family center. This park is excellent for a Thousand Trails preserve; the staff is hard working and very friendly. Scale of 1 to 10, we give this park a high 9. The park would get a 10 if the lake was more accessible and visible. Visit Fort Worth stock yards from here. Don't forget to stop in Austin on the way or on the way out to see the presidential library and the new Texas History Museum. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park, spaces are great, people are very friendly, park very clean. The only complain I have is with the Adult swimming pool. This pool is for ADULTS ONLY, over 18 years old. We stayed at the park for 6 days - I swam every day and every day adults would come to this pool with kids. CAN'T PEOPLE READ. There are big signs posted everyone. We would have to call the ranger and he would come and ask them to leave. There is a very nice family pool for kids. Please people read and obey the signs, they are there so we can have fun and be safe. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We think this is a great place to stay. Most sites are level and have a lot of shade in the summer. The roads inside of park have chuck holes but are not to bad. The people that work here are great and will help you. Not much to do outside of park about a hour from Waco and hour and half from Ft. Worth. Member of Thousand Trails so it does not cost me anything to stay here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The Lake Whitney Preserve is one of the larger preserves in the TTN system and for all it’s size is quite well maintained. The roads and sites are asphalt paved and while generally good there are a few areas that are deteriorating. Sites are generally spacious and well separated with cedar trees providing some privacy without feeling that you are in a green tunnel. Most sites have water, sewer and 30-amp electric service with a few providing 50-amp service for an additional $3 per day surcharge. Verizon cell phone and air card service is marginal and while slow, it does work. Free Wi-Fi is available at most D and B-loop campsites and at the Family Center. Many sites will provide access to the southern skies for rooftop satellite dishes but you will have to look for them. The Family Center has a nice pool, “Fillin’ Station” restaurant for weekend and occasional meals, a store and a relaxing lounge. There is a separate Adult Center with a very nice pool and spa as well as a lounge with TV and games. Surprisingly, however, there are no sites in view of the large Corps of Engineers Lake Whitney and access to the lake is only by a hiking trail through COE property. While checking in at the Gate be sure to ask for their 10-page writeup called “My Texas and the Thousand Trails Network” by Ranger Warren Wynne. It provides a brief history of Texas and the area as well as road trips of discovery. One trip stopped at the Coffee Station in Crawford, TX where Pres. Bush has occasionally eaten. A full-sized cardboard cutout of the President is in the corner if you want a picture with him. We enjoyed our stay at this park and this part of Texas and will certainly stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.