TT is finally working on improving the internal roads. By our next visit in February 2010 we hope the work in finished. The deer herds are pretty, but huge and create a filthy environment for walking your pets. There is not an area where you can walk without stepping in deer droppings. Camper's are allowed to feed deer (TT sells deer corn) at their camp site. This is not a good idea. Sites near the lake and under the tree cover are totally grass-less. You can imagine the mess when it rains. Internet is only available at the lodge. I was able to get a connection parked next to the building one night after they closed, so. All 50 amp sites will cost you $3 a night. If you are a member and camp in a 30 amp site there is no fee. If you like a woodsy atmosphere, can tolerate the deer droppings, and don't mind the long distance to the lodge (from the areas with less deer population) to get on Wi-Fi then it's not a half bad park. But, it is pretty typical of the TT parks, in the boonies, roads and sites not well maintained, and what I feel could be a health hazard from the deer. Generally, however, sites are ample in length for even big rigs plus a tow vehicle. Roads while not in very good shape (lots of pot holes and ruts) are wide enough not to cause problems in maneuvering into your site. We will return to this park, not because we like it particularly but for other reasons.
As a TT member, camping is free. This park is really far from everything. Quite. Closed except week ends during winter season. We stay here when we come for the Canton, First Monday Trade Days. Sites are spaced out well. Lots of trees and the resulting leaves on the ground. Little grass at the camp sites. Large grassed area in the center of the park. Wi-Fi only at the Activity center. Sites are generally level. Internal roads are dirt and should be graded more frequently. Many campers stored on sites. During the regular season when entire park is open all the time, there are lots of interesting activities at the activity center. Too bad there are not any 50 amp sites or pull-through sites. It gets very hot here in the summer. Our rig has two A/C's and we can only run one and sometimes not that, when cooking. Partly understandable that there is no Wi-Fi at the sites, due to how the camp sites are strung out over such a large area. Nevertheless, if TT wants to call itself a 1st class RV resort they need to upgrade the roads, electricity, Wi-Fi, and include pull-through sites at this park.
We have been coming here at least once a year for several years, we were here in Dec. 2009 and are returning in March 2010. According to the TT web site, work has begun since Dec. on road improvement. It's about time! The roads were terrible. The pull-through sites are also in need of major work. 50 amp service electric, costs $3 extra a day for new 50 amp sites, no charge for the few older 50 amp sites. We are TT members, so no charge unless we get a new 50amp site. A good huge field for pet walking behind the activity center. Wi-Fi at the camp site is provided. However, you need to be in sight of a tower to hold a signal. The system is not really adequate for the number of sites it is serving. If very many are on line at the same time, you will have problems holding a signal. They are long term leasing too many (prime) RV sites. Also they have replaced a lot of RV sites with permanent park units that are being sold for essentially full time occupancy. It is located within minutes of Willis and Conroe. Several flea markets and thrift stores are in a reasonable distance if you enjoy that sort of activity. Many of the Tombal antique shops have gone out of business. Huntsville has some nice antique shops and it's not far away. Houston is easily within driving distance for all sorts of activities.
I agree with other reviewers that the staff and other campers are friendlier here than any of the other TT campgrounds we've stayed. We have already visited 6 of them this season. We will probably return at some point, only because of the weather. The sites are super tight, especially for 40' and longer rigs. Vehicle parking is also tight, and is difficult to park and get completely off the road. I have to wash our dog's feet every time he is walked. His feet get covered with a black sooty substance. The Wi-Fi is only at the Adult Center. As compact as this park is, it should be available at the sites. No designated place to unhook and hookup your tow vehicle, roads are narrow and you block traffic.
We have been stopping here 2-3 times a year at the main park or their Bratonia park about a mile away, for the last six years. Up until this year, they did not accept reservations. Starting this year, I was told when we arrived, they will take reservations. I advise you to get one. Every year the parks have seemed to be fuller and fuller regardless of the time of year. We were unable to get a site at any of their 3 parks for Christmas week. More and more they are accepting long term/permanent campers. The main park is now over 95% long term/permanent sites (according to the management). I know the small park behind the office is all long term and suspect the Bratonia park has about the same percentage long term as the main park. We like to stay at LaFon's, but will be camping elsewhere when we return to the area in March. FYI you must be self contained, they have no shower houses, or laundry facilities in any of the parks.
Very easy on and off I-10. They have tried to do desert landscaping and it actually is attractive. Nice long pull through sites. Very quiet even though it is next to the truck parking area. No TV reception via air, could pick up only 2 radio stations playing rock and hip hop (not our style). For the price it is OK for an over night stop. Nothing in the area to see or do either.
I totally agree with the other reviewers. We camped two nights. While the trains sometimes blow their whistles mostly they just went on through. We were near the office and had excellent Wi-Fi reception. There were about 6 TV Stations (including a weather station) we could pickup via air that came in watchable. Park was very clean, sites were level, and well graveled, good 50 amp service, and good water pressure. There is one permanent RV (trailer) that is terrible looking and downgrades the visual appeal of the park. We purchased propane and paid less here than we have paid anywhere. We will keep this park on our list of places to return.
If this park had cable TV it would meet all my needs. They do have a cable for satellite hookup which would be great if you have satellite, and don't want to drag out a dish. Other wise, there is NO TELEVISION RECEPTION. We are here for two nights (need to do some serious cleaning inside and out) in a class A. Visited here overnight a couple of years ago. Recommend for short term. Caution, park fills up quickly need to get there early in the day.