To find a park of this high quality in any part of the SW is amazing. It has all the normal amenities plus the priceless attribute of being able to live under clear, beautiful skies with the mountains not far away. I stayed in one of the premium sites across from the swimming pool and was happy to pay the extra $7 because there was actually a great little plot of grass at the level site. In actuality, all the sites, not just the premium ones appeared to have grass.
Front office was excellent with much info passed out. All the amenities of this once KOA are here and seem to work well. What is UNFORGIVABLE is the condition of the "dog run". It is a fenced in area infested with ants and more grass burrs than can be found in the next 10 counties. I would've rated this park a little higher otherwise. If you have dogs and stay here, DO NOT use the dog run!
We've stayed here a number of times and have always enjoyed it. We surprised friends who were not expecting us which made it even better. Staff are wonderfully helpful and all the amenities are available. We did a lot of rockhounding while there and were ideally located for that.
$40 for all sand/gravel, uneven, unlevel sites, PLUS Mr. Personality in the office? How can you go wrong? This is a way point from somewhere to somewhere else, a place to stay one night. It has everything required and all mine worked. I thought it strange that no one was in the office (it was closed until 2pm) at 1:30, but perhaps there is only Mr. Personality to run the place. I've stayed at worse places so no MAJOR complaints.
It's a little too hard to rate this park without being too critical, so I won't. It has everything needed for an overnight (or two) and the swimming pool is particularly nice. The front office staff is excellent. The pull through sites are a little tight but manageable and level. Considering the location, this is an excellent park.
This campground is just minutes from downtown Austin and all the typical places tourist like to visit. The park is located in the woods and most sites are wooded. This are two three mile hiking/biking trails located within the park, as well as Onion Creek runs through the park and has two smallish waterfalls. Fishing is allowed as fishing within all Texas state parks is free. The Smith Visitor Center is open on weekends except during the winter. It costs $4 per person to camp or use the many day use areas.
There are only two non-host sites that have water or electric. This is a primitive campground in the foothills of the mountains around West Asheville, about a mile from the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway. All sites are in the forest, very natural setting. If you are looking for a luxurious place to set up you satellite TV/internet, this is not for you. If you are looking for a campground where you can take your family and enjoy fishing at the lake, this is it. Asheville places to visit are just a short distance from the campground.