We have stayed at this park before and reviewed it, but it is now reopened after a reconstruction following Ike. The park is very nice and, as before, in a good location on a beach but near Galveston proper. The price given reflects a full-hookup pull through with a one time $4 fee for 50 amp service. There is no shade or ground cover to speak of, so the stiff wind, courtesy of TS Lee, blew a lot of sand around. Things should be better once the area gets some rain and the grass has grown. The staff seems to have gotten its act together. I admit it was kind of rough back when I made my reservations right after it opened. The new layout is much less tight (though with less sites) than the original pre-Ike. The premium sites in front are now gone and the best sites are the pull throughs in the middle. I recommend the park.
This is a very nice KOA. We stayed here for one night while traveling along I-10, but the park and the location is very suitable for an extended stay. The young woman who checked us in and the man who escorted us to our site were both friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay again.
This is a nice park with a friendly staff. You feel like you are "camping out" since you are in the juniper trees that populate the area, though you are not very far from Santa Fe. Though it is close to I-25, we did not hear road noise. We were led to our site, which was a good thing, since it was impossible to get into it due to position of trees and shrubbery. We were quickly assigned another less shaded site. I cannot speak to other alternative parks in the area, but this was a good place to stay a few days and explore Santa Fe and the surrounding area. The staff was friendly and helpful.
This is a very nice park. It sits on a hillside above US 70, but sites are level. We were led to our site and assisted with set up. The gentleman who did this gave us some good pointers on local sights and places to eat in the area. One complaint I do have is that the restrooms have a combination lock and I was not given the code in the space provided on the check in brochure. When this happens, the office is not open until 9 a.m. and you need to use the facilities earlier in the morning, this causes a problem. We would stay again, but keep in mind there are a wide range of choices (and a wide range of quality of parks) in the area.
This is a good RV park for an overnight stay when traveling east or west on I-10 in West Texas. While there are several other options in Van Horn, this appears to be one of the better ones and there are few other choices other than the Van Horn area in this region. The check in was friendly and efficient. The grounds are in good condition. There was a very strong wind when we arrived and it lasted all night, but that certainly not be blamed on the RV park. We had breakfast at the on-site cafe. That was very handy and the food was good. We would return if travel arrangements required another stay in the area.
We used this park as an overnight stay on the way through Kansas. I feel a couple of the more recent reviews paint an uglier picture of the park than what I saw. The on-line reservation we made worked well. When we called to confirm it, we were greeted courteously. The site is gravel and, though I would not call the space as “roomy,” we got into it and out of it with no problem. It was level. There is some road and train noise, but it did not cause me a problem. I tend to expect it in a urban environment for a park conveniently located near major roads. We would stay here again if traveling through the area.
I will echo what most others have said, though I had no problem with the side-by-side pull throughs. We opened our slides and awning alongside a motorhome with no problem. Due to the diagonal sites your front and picnic area are offset from your neighbor. The park is clean and well run and the staff is courteous. The rows of sites are tiered up a hill, but each site is very level. We would return.
This is a very nice park. We used it for an overnight stop on our way through Kansas City. Having arrived after hours and wanting to leave before the office opened in the morning, we were checked in by 2 very courteous and resourceful security guards. You can tell everything here is well run and kept spic and span. As mentioned by others, most of the sites are pull through and very level, even though the park is on a hillside. I was not bothered by the traffic noise. The rate is on the pricey side, so some may not want to use it for just an overnight stay, buy I was grateful to have such nice, trouble-free facilities after a day of travel which included some hassles. We would stay again.
We used this park as an overnight stop on I-45 on our way to a morning arrival in Dallas. We called ahead and the lady on the phone was very helpful. She gave us directions, which was a good thing since Google Maps has the location on the wrong side of town. A security code is required to enter the park. We arrived after dark and discovered with no moon: the site is pitch black. All the sites are back in with tight turns, so we had some difficulty getting into our site in the darkness. There were only 2 trailers in the park some distance away. We left early the next morning having not seen or talked to a soul. The site is OK and secure, but not suited for an overnight stay. It is probably good for an extended stay in the area, but arrive before sundown.
The staff was friendly and efficient at check-in and during our visit. Deer abound in this park. One watched me set up my trailer. There were a few incidents, basically no fault of the park. First, there is a burn ban in effect due to drought conditions in this part of Texas. No campfires or charcoal fires. Second, there was a pipe failure and we lost water pressure on Friday of Labor Day weekend. They called in a repair crew and they fixed it in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Noisy for campers, but it fixed the problem. Then, wouldn’t you know it started raining every afternoon and evening of our 4-night stay. There was a drainage problem on our site, but I would say that is the exception. I should have selected more carefully, but it was kind of hard to pick out, especially since they didn’t have any rain to speak of all summer up until now. I would pick a site on the outside of the trailer loop on far side away from the entrance road or near the bath house. All trailer sites are pull-through, 30-amp, full hookup with shade. There's a nice looking golf course on site. We had a report that the bath house in the tent area was in poor shape but ours seemed very clean. Most sites are well shaded.
A very nice KOA on the eastern outskirts of Fredericksburg. The staff is friendly. We were led to our site and assisted with set up. The clean, wide gravel sites have some shade. The restrooms were very clean. The park was essentially full for the weekend. Many of the sites were occupied by bikers due to an event in nearby Luckenbach and there was some noise from their bikes. When the weekend was over, the place cleared out and became much quieter. I would recommend this park for staying the enjoyable Fredericksburg area.
The access to this park is very convenient. It is right off I-10 a few miles west of Columbus. You probably won't need a reservation to stay here as it is not particularly crowded. A very friendly staff. We were shown to our pull through site conveniently located for easy in & out for our overnight stay. The host assisted in positioning our rig on the site. Clean restroom & shower, but is a single unisex edition. Gravel site required no leveling. Now for the trains. They started at around eleven p.m. and seemed to come through every hour. From reading other reviews this may be more frequent than normal. There is a crossing requiring them to blow their whistle nearby, which is impossible to drown out with an air conditioner fan. I would recommend this place as a friendly and convenient place to stop, but you may lose some sleep. I can't say we won't stay here again, but we may look for other alternatives when passing through the area.
Nice park in a great location. Unfortunately, the Mississippi was flooding during our stay. The sewer system had begun leaking the day before and had been shut down, so no full hook ups, no showers, & no laundry available. Clean port-a-potties had been brought in. The management tried to contact us, but we were already in route. We did get a 15% discount due to the limited facilities. We were put in the north end of the park due to flooding in the south end. It looked like the RV sites in the south end were the premium sites. I note they are the ones that have cable. The staff was friendly. Wifi was available from our site since it was near the office. There is a nice lighted walk along the river all the way to the Natchez highway bridge. The river was lapping at its edge. Too bad. Under different circumstances, this would be quite a nice park. I recommend it for visiting the historic Natchez area.
It doesn’t get much better than this. This is a beautiful state park in a wooded area on the beach right in the middle of Destin. This area has some of the best beaches in the country: white sand and clear blue water. There is lush semi-tropical foliage around each site which separates each one very well. We had a pull through site on the outside of loop D which felt very private and secluded. The sites are gravel, level and well landscaped. They come with a fire ring, table and clothes line. The restrooms and showers are very nice and well kept. This is good since there is no full hook up available. We showered in the public facilities but had to manage our grey water. A portable wastewater tote would be in order for an extended stay. There is a dump station for use upon exiting the park. Road noise from US 98 is noticeable, as is noise from aircraft from the nearby air bases (“the sound of freedom”). Surprisingly few insects during our April stay. I highly recommend this park. Reserve early (like 11 months ahead of time when they become available) to get your spot.
A clean and well run park. We stayed here one night on our way to Florida from Texas. The sites are close together and the roads narrow, but I did not have that much trouble getting into and out of my site. The bathrooms looked very clean, but I did not use them much since they were quite a way from our site. There was a lot of road noise from I-10. This park is well-suited for overnight stays along I-10, but you might want something quieter for longer stays in the area.
This is a very clean, well kept and nicely appointed park. The price given is the nightly rate with Good Sam discount. We were escorted to our site and aided in positioning and set up. As to the earlier "dictatorship" comment, the written rules were given upon check in, and my impression is that the owner runs a pretty tight ship. WiFi, cable, daily paper (limited supply), ice and coffee are included in the price. I could not get the WiFi to work due to low signal strength. Restrooms are very clean. Though located in the woods, it has been cleared for the park, so no trees. Turns to the park are well marked. The water on our site got deep during a heavy rain due to the fact that the grassy area was a little higher than the pad and flowed that way to the storm drain. Other pads seemed to not have as much of a problem. The pool was not open due to the cold, but looked inviting for warmer weather. Note there is a lot of construction on US 59 leading to the park, so that is a sign that the urbanization from Houston is heading in its direction. Despite that, access to the north end of Houston is convenient and there is a "country" feel. All in all, a very quiet and peaceful park. We will stay here again.
The rate given is for the full hook up premium sites, which is an important element in our stay. These sites are quite nice and avoid some of the crowded in problems other reviews have mentioned. There is even a little landscaping between them. You are right on the beach and very close to Galveston proper, if going into town is your thing. Galveston has some interesting sites. My wife enjoys the shopping on the Strand and I enjoy the Mexican food and seafood. We thought the restrooms were very clean, in spite of use by both RV campers and people using the facility for the day. We did not see any of the rowdy behaviour mentioned in earlier reviews. The choice of campsites makes all the difference in the world. The sites at the back beyond the premium sites are tighter. To get premium sites you apparently need to reserve early or get lucky on availability. The bottom line is: close to the beach and close to town, this is your park.
This is an adequate Corps of Engineer's park in the Dallas area. The RV loop is not right on the lake shore, the day use area is between it and the lake. Small trees in the area provide minimal shade. We had a site on the part of the loop away from the lake which required some levelling and tended to slope away from the loop toward the marina road. This may have been good in retrospect. There were heavy rains the weekend we were there and several of the sites on the loop nearer the lake shore had standing water problems. The gate is closed and locked at 10 p.m. each night (and they don't mean 10:02!), so you must park outside the gate and walk to your site if you arrive later. There is a rail yard nearby and I heard one train a night at about 2 a.m. Restrooms are typical, non-fancy COE style and could have used some more cleaning. There is a boat ramp at the park, so this would be a good place to stay if you or your guests have a watercraft. A dump station is located on the exit road from the park. We will stay here again due to relatives in the area.
This is a very nice, quiet park. Most of the sites are spaced farther apart than the state parks in the region, giving a lot of seclusion to each site. A few are alongside each other, allowing two RV's to camp together. Outside our windows, all we could see were trees. We did have to do some leveling. A few very large pull through sites are available, but most are back-in. The operation of the campground has been taken over by a concessionaire. We didn't see a lot of park employees, just someone who dropped off our pass as we were setting up, as we had reserved and paid ahead. The entrance gate was unmanned the whole time we were there, apparently this is still off-season. The park is actually very near the town of Coldspring, even with the secluded feel of the spot. All in all, a very nice park. The overnight fee given does not include the on line reservation fee.
This is a very clean, quiet campground. The staff is very friendly and accommodated a change in our travel plans very well. They even called us back to let us know that a pull-through site had become available. The showers and restroom facilities are very clean, among the best I have seen. Each restroom/shower is a private room. The restrooms and community room require a key code for entry to enhance security. Trash is picked up at your site. Free Wi-Fi worked well. I highly recommend this RV park for visiting the Houston/NASA/Clear Lake area. Nightly rate reflects Good Sam discount.
Though this is a nice park, as are most of the Texas state parks, I will confirm the previous reviews that it is showing its age. We stayed in the Raven Hill loop and it is not as well equipped for larger RV's as are many of the newer state parks. Pop-ups and smaller trailers would do just fine. I almost had a calamity at the first pull through site I tried due to a tree leaning into the path. The upgrades and renovations mentioned in an earlier review seem to mainly be directed to erosion control. Though highly appropriate, they do not help the site size and leveling problem. Several of the old concrete picnic tables are broken. My electrical box was in need of repair (it would not have passed code inspection). The restrooms were not as clean as I have seen at other state parks. The shower facilities are not as nice as at newer state parks. Sewer hook ups are not available at each site, but there is a conveniently located dump station. The staff was helpful and friendly. We would stay here again due to the location, but will preferentially stay at other state parks in the region if we have a choice.
We used this for an overnight stay on our way through Houston to points west. We arrived late, and having told the host that we were overnighters when we made the phone reservation, he put us in a very convenient site at the front of the park. Very thoughtful. There was very little road noise in our site. Clean facility and level gravel sites. Friendly staff. They are celebrating their independence from KOA in October. This is a great stopover park in Houston on I-10. Be aware that the turn into the side street leading into the park is a little hard to pick up at night due to several business entrances in the same block. They should consider marking it a little better.
This is probably the nicest RV park on the River Road between Canyon Lake and New Braunfels. You can't beat the location by Huaco Springs and Slumber Falls. The staff is friendly and the sites are level. On crowded weekends in the peak season, I suspect they are tight. We were there in off season and could enjoy the beauty of the Guadalupe River in uncrowded conditions. The restroom facilities, though new, are not well kept.
This is an excellent stopover point on the way to or from the Big Bend area on US 90. It is a must if you are interested in Native American rock art. Be sure and take the guided tour into the canyon to view the paintings. Note that you will have to climb some pretty steep steps. The staff is friendly and the site is well maintained. Our tour group was small, so the guide took some extra time to show us some of the plant and animal life as well as geological and fossil features. We stayed in the second loop (sites 18-31) and pretty much had it to ourselves. This is a very remote site, though it is right off US 90. We could pull in only one TV station - a Spanish language station from Mexico. Judge Roy Bean's courthouse/saloon historical site is nearby as is the high bridge over the Pecos River canyon. The view of the confluence of Seminole Canyon and the Rio Grande on the upper reaches of Lake Amistad is worth the 6-mile round trip hike. The stars at night are amazing.
A very good park to use as a base to see the Big Bend/Davis Mountains area (though you will have to do some driving). Well maintained and clean. Friendly and helpful staff. Gravel and dirt, very little concrete, so I can see where the utility areas between the gravel pull-throughs could get muddy in the event of rain. However, rain is not a normal occurrence in the area. The "A" section where we stayed did not have picnic tables. WiFi service worked well.