We love GRSP. This was our 3rd trip there in the last 5 years. Since we have had a little rain this spring in Texas, everything was green with lots of wildflowers and the river was flowing well. We stayed in site 69 which was a little tight for our 40 foot 5th wheel (with 4 slides). We didn't have enough room to let out our awning. Lots of birds. My wife kept track and we saw about 39 different types of birds. We took a hike with the Park Interpretive Ranger on Sunday morning and it was awesome. Will definitely return.
We spent one night at Buck Creek RV Park on our way from Austin, Texas to Wyoming & Montana. We arrived after 6:00pm and left by 7:00am the next morning so we were not there very long. It is a very good choice for a quick overnight stay but definitely a destination. The location is good right off of the interstate with easy in and out. The roads and sites were all gravel and very dusty due to the lack of rain. The sites were spaced OK - typical. The power and water worked fine. The cable TV didn't work and the Wi-Fi was spotty at best. My Verizon 4G MiFi device worked fine. We would stay there again for an overnight.
I love the name of this park: Overnite. It is perfect if you are passing through Amarillo, Texas. It is easy to find: easy to get in and out of. The owners are also the managers: nice people. It has all of the necessities. I think there a few permanent residents here. The sites were easy to find and get in an out of. It was well groomed and clean. My only complaint was the toilets in the bathroom. Both of the ones that I used were so wobbly, I felt like I was going to make it fall over. Definitely an easy fix if someone would just take the time to do it. Great place for one night stop. We would not hesitate to stay here again.
This was our second stay at Elk Meadow in Estes Park. We just love Estes Park and RMNP. Elk Meadow has a great location. However, I do believe the condition of the park has deteriorated since our stay in 2011. The grounds, roads and sites were in horrible shape. The roads and sites were full of holes and wash outs. The grass needed mowing around the sites. The bathrooms were not dirty but they were not overly clean either. The hot water in the bathrooms was non-existent. I try not to be too negative but for the price you pay at this place it should kept up much better. If were $25 a night I would be much less critical. All of this is really ashamed as the location is perfect for exploring Estes Park and RMNP. A few simple actions by the owners would make this such a nice place: - grade the roads and bring in more gravel - grade the sites and mow the grass - do some renovation on the bathrooms (update the facets and shower heads, bigger hot water heater, replace the floor in the bathroom) - a big time cleaning with a pressure washer of the entire bathroom. We will hesitate to stay there again unless improvements are made.
We only stayed one night at Ponderosa as we were traveling back from Yellowstone towards Colorado. The main reason for stopping in Cody was to visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. (That by the way is a awesome place. Don't miss the opportunity if you are in Cody.) The Ponderosa Campground was clean and right in the center of town. It has two entrances so we got a little mixed up coming in, but no big deal. They do not accept credit cards so have your cash ready. The sites were a little tight especially those close to the office. We stayed in the back in some pull through sites that were longer and a little wider but I still felt like we were staring into the neighbor's camper. It is the perfect place for a one or two night stay in Cody. We would stay here again.
Definitely the nicest RV Resort / Park we have ever stayed in. Lots of RV campgrounds use the word "resort" very liberally. Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park is an RV Resort. Nice people, beautifully landscaped, large sites - upscale everything. We wanted a nice place to stay while we explored Yellowstone and we could not have asked for a nicer place. My only compliant is if are trying to explore the east side of Yellowstone - the drive gets a little long all the way back over to west Yellowstone. West Yellowstone, MT is a neat little town with a fair number of shops and restaurants. We HIGHLY recommend Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park.
Wow! Grand Teton National Park is stunning. Being able to stay right in the park and right near Lake Jackson makes Colter Bay Village RV Park the best choice for exploring GTNP. Our site was about 150 feet from the shore of Lake Jackson. The park itself is a little tight. The sites are narrow and the trees hang very low. We have a 38 foot Montana 5th wheel so there were some "pucker" moments getting into and out of our site. We have 4 slides on our camper and it took some maneuvering to be able to open all 4 of them and not hit a tree. Water pressure and electricity were fine and it was great having a sewer hookup as well. There is Wi-Fi but only at the entrance to the campground and next door at the shopping / wash house. The people were extremely nice and helpful. We stayed 4 nights there and would not hesitate to stay again. Great place - great location - great experience.
Very nice people and a very crowded park - due to the fact that this is the best RV resort in the Cheyenne area. The only problem we encountered was no cable TV. The entire park was without cable as there was some type of issue. Since we were there on a Saturday and Sunday nothing was getting fixed. No problem for us but a group of people were very grouchy about it. The sites in the front were a little tight. We stayed in the back and the sites seemed a little larger. Getting in and out was a little tight but we had no problems with our 38 foot 5er. The location was great for exploring Cheyenne and the place was very quiet. We would stay there again.
We stayed at Country Acres RV Park & Motel on our trip from Austin, Texas to Wyoming and Montana. It was just a single overnight stay. The people were very friendly but the place is a little eclectic and odd. All of the hookup infrastructure worked fine. Definitely not a destination but a convenient overnight location. Easy in and out.
Rate includes the KOA membership discount. If you don't read much of this review read this. The facility is right beside I-25 and it is EXTREMELY noisy. I could not believe how load it was. We were 3 rows from back and the noise of the cars and trucks could be heard of the running A/C. This facility is basically a giant dust bowl as well. There is very little vegetation growing. The site was level but very short. Entry and exit was very easy and the roads were in good condition. The Wi-Fi was horrible. It was so SLOW that it was unusable. Luckily we had a good Verizon signal. We were supposed to stay 3 nights here exploring Colorado Springs but we left after 2 nights. Honestly, I was surprised at the lack of good RV parks in the Colorado Springs area. There really are no good choices.
The rate includes the 10% KOA membership discount. This park was very well kept and well run. My only complaint was the fact that the site was very short and there was no cable TV. For almost 40 bucks cable should be included but the manager said cable didn't reach their facility yet. (Hmmm, I highly doubted that answer.) Anyway, the bathroom and showers were spotless. The Wi-Fi worked just fine. They have a very nice covered / indoor pool facility but it closed at 8:00pm so we didn't get a chance to try it out. The park is located on the north side about 2 miles north of the 289 loop so there are no restaurants near it. It was convenient to Texas Tech. We would stay here again if we were passing through Lubbock.
I would have rated this a 8 if it were not for the smell of cow manure. This was an overnight stay for us on the way back from Colorado. We left Estes Park about 7:30am and arrived in Dalhart about 5:30pm. The park is run by a very nice family and the facility is very well kept. They have it organized so that there is a row of about 15 spots (pull through) for overnighters. The sites were very level and easy to access. The roads are in great condition. The water and power worked fine. The cable TV and Wi-Fi worked great as well. The only problem was the horrible smell of cows from the feedlot just down the road. OMG it was bad, really bad. The entire camper smelled like manure. I guess the wind changed directions during the night so that the next morning it was undetectable. The showers and bathrooms were in great shape as well with plenty of hot water. We would stay here again just due to convenience.
I really struggled with rating this park an 8. However its location and proximity to RMNP and views are the main reason I did so. We stayed in spot G-9 which are the premium sites and have an unobstructed view of the mountains. The entire facility is on a hill. The sites are cut sideways and an attempt was made to make them somewhat level. The keyword is somewhat. The sites are fairly large especially on the G row. The roads in the park are horrible. I can't state how bad they are. They really need to pave them again instead of just piling on more lose rock and gravel. The word washboard to describe them is a compliment!! The shower and bathhouse facilities are in much need of an upgrade and update. The facilities were clean but just had the old / well used dingy look. Hot water in the bathhouse is non-existant. It ran luke warm for about 5 minutes then went cold. The entire facility is overrun with prairie dogs. There are prairie dog holes everywhere so watch your step. The putt-putt facility is a joke. It was covered in prairie dog waste and all of the holes are unlevel so the ball just goes to the corner every time. You can not have a campfire at the RV sites. The Wi-Fi is a joke as it is so slow it is unusable. Thank goodness we had Verizon signal here. The positives are the fact that the facility is run by very nice people. It is very close to RMNP and the the views are outstanding. We would stay here again but we really hope that they pave the roads and make some improvements.
The nightly rate includes the 10% KOA discount for being a KOA rewards member. This was our first trip to the Royal Gorge area which is absolutely spectacular. I rated this park a 7, but if the park has been fully occupied I would have rated it about a 5. There were only about 8 of us in the park. The sites are extremely close together but it didn't bother us as there were so few RV's there. The roads in to the park were rough and the site was extremely unlevel. The people working at this KOA seemed totally clueless. The bathrooms and showers were very clean. The Wi-Fi had a strong signal but the speed was horrible. I can't imagine how bad it would be if the park was even 50% occupied. We will not stay here again.
Palo Duro is a GREAT place. Note that it is a very steep descent into the canyon on a switchback road. We have a 38 foot 5th wheel so it was a little un-nerving. Just go SLOW. We stayed in the Sagebrush camping area. The site was a back-in site but our back window had a great view of the canyon wall in the distance. The site was level left to right but not front to back. It was also fairly short but it worked just fine. The views in the canyon were beautiful. The park employees and rangers were very nice and helpful. We spent most of the day just driving around looking and taking photos. There are some spectacular views especially at the visitor's center / store. We also attended the "Texas" musical show and it was very good. We would definitely go back and stay again.
As with other Texas State Parks, this is a great place. We loved the views and scenery. The campsites were level and well spaced. All of the facilities worked just fine. The bathhouse needs a little updating but it worked just fine. The new registration center / visitor's center is a great place. Our only disappointment was the claim of the buffalo being near the park. They were so far as way that all you could see were little black specs. We attended the interpretive Ranger's program. It was well done and very interesting about the primitive people that used to live in the park area. She had a spear and an atlatl that we got to throw. Neat!! We would definitely stay here again.
We stayed at Buck Creek for one night as we were traveling through the Abilene area. The people running the place were very nice and helpful. The park is easy to access (right off of I-20). The sites were clean and level. It is a no frills kind of place and definitely not a destination, but if you just need one night or two as you are passing through, it will work out just fine.
I rated this park a 7 due to the huge amount of road noise in the river side area of park. We stayed in the Sycamore circle area and the road noise was very loud. If you stay across the highway (not near the river), the sites are further from the road and this is probably not a problem. The sites near the river side are fairly tight as well. They were much more spread out on the opposite side of the highway. The area was nice and the river access was great. The park personnel were easy to deal with and very helpful.
This is a great State Park. This was a second visit to Blanco SP. All of the sites here are nice and well spaced. The sewer hook is extra nice. It had just rained so the river was really flowing. The park rangers had also just completed a very nice bird blind for all of you birding fans to enjoy.
Canyon of the Eagles is a very nicely maintained park and we definitely enjoyed our stay. The sites are well maintained, fairly large, and easy to get into and out of. Since it is an LCRA park, it is a little expensive. The sites are $20 a night plus a $4 day use fee for each adult so for us that was $28 per day. We enjoyed the hiking trails but the lake level was so low, we didn't do any water activities.
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.
Lake Bastrop was a fairly nice place. This is the first LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority) park we have stayed at. Each site had a concrete pad, a fire ring, picnic table, and a grill. We stayed at site 17 which is level side to side but needed a little adjustment front to rear. Site 17 also backs right up to the lake. The staff was friendly and helpful. The reason I didn’t rate the experience higher than a 7 was two things. 1) The lake is way too warm to be swimming in July. It was like bath water. I had heard Lake Bastrop was warm, but I didn’t expect this temperature. 2) We went on a few of the hiking trails, and the horseflies just about carried us off. Unless you want to fish in the warm lake, stay at Bastrop State Park right door.
We had a great experience at Blanco State Park which is located in Blanco, Texas about 60 miles west of Austin. The park is probably the smallest state park (about 100 acres) we have visited in Texas. All of the sites appeared to be shaded and level. There are two camp site loops. Sites 1-10 are all full hookups. Sites 11 - 31 have some full hookup and some water and electricity only. On the 11-31 loop, the sites on the inside (11, 12, 14, 16, 21, 23, 25, 27 and 31) are full hookup. We camped on site 27 which was level and shady. All of the sites are spread out so you have a fair bit of distance between you and your neighbors. All of the facilities at the park were very well maintained and very clean. I spoke with the park host, Alton Bell, and he said he had been the park host each year for about 3 to 6 months for the past 9 years. That says a lot about the park and its employees. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back again. Since the park is small and close to Austin and San Antonio it is usually booked so make your reservations well in advance of your stay.
Inks Lake is a great campground. We had a blast and this is probably our favorite Texas campground so far. There is tons to do from and the area is just beautiful. We enjoyed kayaking, swimming and fishing in the lake. The only reason I didn't rate it a 10 was that 3 of the bathhouses were under renovation and were unusable making the one in our area of the park extremely busy and crowded on a memorial day weekend. We will definitely stay at Inks Lake again!
This is a great park. It is located close to town on Highway 16 to the south. I would say that about 70% of the sites were occupied. The sites were spaced very nicely with plenty of room so we didn't not feel crowed at all. Bob the park host was very nice and helped us get settled in. He came by twice during our stay to check in on us. A very nice fellow. The park is well kept and we enjoyed walking down by the creek and the nature trail. Our daughter enjoyed the play ground equipment near the golf course. All of the basics worked well (power, water, sewer). We took our kayak and enjoyed a short run down the creek from one dam to the next damn. The park is next to the city airport and we did hear planes coming and going. We probably heard about 4 or 5 a day (we stayed for 2 nights). If you are going to Fredericksburg, this is the place to stay.
Davis Mountains State Park is a wonderful place. We stayed in site 10, and it is a great site. It is not completely level, but we easily compensated for a slight decline (front to rear). Our site had full hookups including cable TV and a nice picnic table underneath a grand old oak tree. We enjoyed the hiking and mountain bike trails. The deer were extremely friendly and came by our site each morning and evening looking for food. (Please don't feed them.) We attended an hour long session on owls at the interpretive center. The elder gentleman that gave the presentation was outstanding. We laughed quite a bit and learned quite a bit as well. We also drove over the the McDonald Observatory on Friday night for the Star Party. We highly recommend this if you have children as they will really enjoy it.
Note: The name of the RV Park is "Maverick Ranch" and it is part of the Lajitas Resort. We stayed at Maverick Ranch for 3 nights on our trip to Big Bend National Park. We found the RV park to be nice, but in need of a little maintenance. Please don't take this the wrong way, the site is not run down, but some of the hook up stations needed a little work. We stayed in site 82 and had no problems with water, power and cable TV. One of the other people we met there said they had to move to a different site due to a power issue at their first site. The common building with the showers and bathrooms was immaculate. The pool area and porch around it was gorgeous. There were about 15 other RVs there in addition to us. All of the sites are level, the majority of them are pull through. The views of the surrounding mountains are great. It is a great place to watch the sun go down in the evening. We also found the location to be excellent. It is about a 30 minute drive into Big Bend National Park. The Lajitas resort changed ownership recently and they opened up the RV area to any RV. The previous management team had restricted access to Class A rigs only. As for RV parks near Big Bend I believe this is the best. We looked at the other parks in Study Butte and Terlingua and they looked pitiful compared to Lajitas. Our stay here was problem free and we will definitely stay here again on our next trip to Big Bend.
This is a great KOA campground. It is easily accessed from Interstate 10. Most of the sites are pull through, and quite a few are on the river front. Almost all of them have a view of the river. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. We only stayed one night on our way to Big Bend National Park. The only negative thing I have to say is there is a little bit of road noise from the bridge over the Llano river if you are in one of the sites next to bridge.
This is a great campground. We had a wonderful time exploring the state park and the surrounding area. We were there for three days and thoroughly enjoyed it. In the area where we camped, the sites were level and easy pull-throughs. We had a fair bit of rain while we were there, but flooding was not a problem. Each camp site has a fire pit and picnic table. We highly recommend Goliad State Park. You won't regret staying there.