Can't believe this Gem was hiding from us and so many others. We drove the 17 miles from Study Butte into Lajitas and was surprised to find this Hidden Gem of an RV Park. Stopped at the office and met the Manager, looked around and informed him we would be back the next day and we were. The park is very well kept, grass is mowed, grounds are immaculate, the club house/community center is clean, as well as the bath/restrooms. I'll be sharing this RV Park with all our friends. We are already planning a return trip in January. This is the best park, bar none, in the whole Big Bend area.
This Park was the worse that we have ever stayed at during any of our stays in Big Bend. The workers were friendly but the park was unkept, the restrooms were beyond filthy (stunk to high heaven and looked like they haven't been cleaned for two weeks) and the pads were unlevel. It rained when we were there and the caliche turned to mud and those that know caliche, it sticks and stays with you. Never again. We stayed here in a travel trailer.
Great place to visit. The trailer area was way out of the way where the actual views were. You have to drive to soak in all the beauty. If you are a tent camper, you can sleep where all the beauty is, without water or electric hook-ups.
We could not believe the state of this park. We have stayed here many times and it seems like it is just going downhill. The personnel at the office are friendly and helpful. Our site was level. The restrooms I will give a 1, they looked like they had not been cleaned in months. The ladies room was terrible; the sink had trash in it and dirt was all over the sink area. The men's room was dirty with a chicken bone on the floor that the ants had stripped long ago. It appears that there are people actually living in the park. I know an oil boom has hit the area, but one can tell by the items laying around the sites that people are using the park as a living area.
Family friendly park. Host was very pleasant, friendly and helpful. Gave information about places to visit in area. Clean restrooms and property well maintained. Sign outside the park is rather hard to see, must be going slow. There is a County park down the road to the South that has a walking path and to get to the park you do not need to drive, there is a walking path on the opposite side of the road so you can actually walk to the park. Traffic noise was a loud during the day but quiet at night. We would stay here again.
In the off season it is quiet, a little breezy and cold but we enjoyed the hikes and solitude. Only had one family at a shelter a short distance from us that had there music too loud. If you can be at Garner in the off season, give it a try, much more peaceful and quiet. The strange thing was we saw no wildlife until we were driving towards the entrance.
Parking Lot atmosphere. The smell of sewage permeated the RV area. The sewer hook-up we could not use because it was fully concreted in around the drain, the drain was opened but we could not drain our tank due to the closed sides.
Park restroom facilities were down the day we arrived and were not working until 5 p.m. The restrooms were poorly maintained, showers are semi-private. We will stay at a private RV Park when next visiting Mineral Wells. We stayed in the Plateau Camping Area.