Nice large RV park. Everything is paved with grass between the individual sites. Almost all sites are pull through. No shade so it might be uncomfortable in the summer. The utility pedestals are installed near the middle of the site which made us park the MH near the front of the site. The front of our site had a little up slope toward the road. That was a little inconvenient but it worked out OK. Many other sites were a bit uneven. The bath/showers have seen a lot of use and in need or renovating, but everything was clean. Great place for dog owners. This park has the biggest fenced dog park I've seen. It includes an agility course and a shaded area. In addition, the park is surrounded by acres of grass area. You'll never run out of places to walk the dog. The shuttle to the casino runs 24/7. Just call and they will come to your door. We stayed here during an ice storm and it was COLD, so we didn't use the pool.
I've rated Brazos Bend a 10 compared to other state parks, not full service RV resorts. Obviously this park does not have the amenities of a commercial RV park but the atmosphere more than makes up for it. This is one of the nicest Texas State Parks we've stayed in so far. Good water pressure and electric power (30amp only). The park is large with lots of walking/biking trails. We stayed three weekdays in not so great weather, so we almost had the park to ourselves. So quiet. No traffic or train noise. The staff was very friendly and efficient. There is an Observatory in the park open on Saturday nights. We plan to come back so we can attend.
This is a small park with few amenities that caters to fishermen. The sites are very long/deep so there is room to park an RV and a boat on a trailer. All sites are paved with concrete. Good water pressure and electric service. Fair amount of room between sites. Staff and guests were friendly and helpful. The park is very close to a busy highway so there was a fair amount of road noise. Our site was closest to the front of the park, the noise might be as bad at the sites at the rear of the park. We stayed one night on our way thru town.
This is a nice, small RV Park, probably the quietest in the area. It's in a residential neighborhood away from busy streets and highways. The neighborhood is a bit rundown but the RV park is very new. All the streets and sites are paved with concrete. There is a nice outdoor pool and spa, neither were heated during our stay. The managers and other guests were all helpful and friendly. Almost all the guests are repeat customers staying for the winter. Good water pressure and electric power. The park WiFi worked remarkably well. Only two shower rooms but both very nice, and since the park is fairly small the showers didn't seem to be used much. Nice laundry facility. Most sites had Live Oak trees, some of which were in need of trimming. I had to do some trimming at my site when I arrived but the manager will trim trees if asked. There were a few barking dogs in the surrounding neighborhood and at least one rooster. They weren't too close but close enough to be heard from inside our MH at times. The nightly rate is based on a monthly rate of $300.
Another great Texas State Park. There are two camping areas, Beach and Bay side. We stayed four nights in the Bay side and glad we did. Very windy and I'm guessing very sandy on the beach, not so much on the bay side but still had a nice water view. The showers are in the tent area, a few minutes walk from the RV area. The shower/rest rooms looked new and very nice. The park gates are closed and locked from 10pm to 7am but campers are given the lock combo in case you need to come or go during that period. The Bay side campground is very quiet. The Beach campground is right next to the main road and I suspect pretty noisy. It's about a 10 minute drive into town. I would definitely stay here again.
The rate cited reflects a back-in site with a Good Sam discount. This is a very nice park. All the facilities and grounds are impeccably maintained. All the staff were helpful and friendly. Pool and spa were both very nice. Great showers and restrooms. We saw heavy rain during our stay but the road drained well and the grass dried out quickly. The train tracks are not too close but trains can be heard inside our RV.
This is a great state park. Beautiful lake, thick woods, lots of shade, camp sites are not too close together. We stayed in site #67. It was a back in site, but I pulled in forward so we had a view of the lake out the windshield of the MH. Water and electric was on the right (wrong) side of the MH when parked this way, but hose and electric cable reached utility post easily. I did not hook up to sewer because we were only there two nights. The park was nearly empty mid week this time of year. There are lots of down trees in the park so picking up firewood is not a problem. Had a roaring campfire at night, very nice. The only drawback is the parking pads are pretty uneven. It looks like the ground was not prepared properly before the asphalt was put down and they are all a bit wavy and uneven. We managed to get pretty level. It was well worth the effort.
This is a nice state park with lots of shade trees and a beautiful lake. The park has canoes for rent. Many of the sites are uneven with significant slope from rear to front. It would be impossible to level a motorhome on these sites. We stayed at site #18, a pull through right on the lake. That site is a little uneven but we easily leveled the motorhome. We made the mistake of staying in the park on a holiday weekend. There were dozens of screaming children everywhere in the campground. I'm not talking about children playing, I mean SCREAMING!. It sounded like a slasher movie run amuck! All the parents appeared to be hearing impaired. They were yelling at each other to be heard over the children. One 8 or 9 year old lad in the camp site next to us was particularly endearing. His favorite activity was pounding a large stick on the picnic table while screaming. His parents were at the campsite, they didn't seem to notice. The morning we left everyone packed up their children and left. It was blissfully quiet. Ft, Parker is a nice place but if it's a holiday weekend I'd rather stay in a Walmart parking lot next to the interstate and train tracks.
I rated this camp ground a 10 on a scale with other public campgrounds, not in comparison to a private RV resort. This is a great place to stay for a night or longer. We've been staying at RV parks along the I-10 corridor and are fed up with highway and train noise. Balmorhea is so quiet it almost hurts your ears. No lights at night also makes for near perfect star gazing. The spring fed pool is fantastic. Staff very friendly and efficient. Just a very enjoyable stay and well worth driving 4 miles off I-10. We'll be back.