There are many campgrounds that make up Riverside State Park. The one I am reviewing is Bowl and Pitcher. Beautiful treed campground with two levels, one up by the entrance and one right on the river. There are no full hook-ups by the river except for the host site, but if there isn't a host you can camp in the site. Two pull-through sites and the rest back-in. Several are big rig friendly. The rest of the lower campsites are 30 and 50 amp and water (Winter before April 15 the water is off at the sites but flush toilets and fee showers are on) Vault toilets on either end in the reserve group camping area. Upper campground has several full hook-up sites but not a good fit for a big rig and only back in sites, flush toilets and pay shower in the middle, mostly sites for tents and a dump that is free for campers. There are lots of hiking and biking trails, a swinging suspension bridge, easy walking down by the river and canoe launches in several areas. There is an equestrian center and an off road vehicle area, a rental house at the entrance and a large group camping outdoor kitchen in the center of the bike/motorbike camp ground near the suspension bridge. Great kids and pet friendly campground with friendly hosts and clean restrooms.
Went with middle of the road for this small but clean and level gravel pad park. Accepts Good Sam and Passport America so we paid $17.50 which was what it is worth for a no frills park. We had water and electric hook-up only, port-a-potties near-by, no showers, no place for groups to meet, limited fire pits, tables, and a few trees. Surrounded by cows and horses so it has the scent of a farm. Train could be seen and heard from our site, TV and WiFi worked fine but we do have a booster. It's not really what I would call dog friendly as we were asked to have our pug potty only in the pet area. We requested a site next to the area so she wouldn’t have to hold it until she reached the potty area. Not sure that older dogs could hold it long enough to make it to the “area” if you stayed at the far ends. We would stay here again for an overnight but only if we could stay close to the “area” as our pug is our fur baby.
OK for an overnight. Front desk is friendly and helpful. It's hard to rate an RV park by the noise level but we came here to relax for 4 nights and I got little sleep. To be fair, I am a light sleeper and did ask for a site further back from the road but was not given one because of our large size. 18 wheeler air brakes sounded throughout the night from the rest area for trucks less than 30 feet from our rig and the park is located under the airport's landing pattern. The sites were very narrow, rock with slivers of grass alongside. Had to play with our levelers to achieve balance, a very tight squeeze for a 45' with four slides and a towed. A bit expensive for what you get but as close to the Canadian border as we have found. Very clean and spacious bathrooms and showers but we have that already in our rig. The only other minus was the grumpy grounds person mowing the lawns. Asked where the dog area was and he directed me off the property in the far back of the park. I hobbled all the way back there with the aide of my cane. When I finally found the park map, the dog area is actually along the incoming road. Yes, we will probably stay here again because of the location, but not for more than a night.
Our rate was with Passport America. These were sites in a huge open part gravel, part pot holed asphalt area, most of the RV's looked like full time residents with a few passing travelers, 50 amp worked great, TV worked great, Wi-Fi worked great, it was quiet all night. On the down side, it was dusty as is all of that area, it was not an area that appears secure but we didn't have any problems, we were advised by others to skip the showers so we showered at the new Flying J up the road. For an overnight, we felt is was OK.
We love this campground even though the sites are tight for our 45' with slides. We stayed in 16 last year and 9 this year. Now that they have Wi-Fi we don't need to drive to the lodge for emails. Cell access is still not available unless you drive to the top of Skyline Drive but take the drive at sunset or sunrise and the view is amazing. Wildlife is everywhere, they have a new birding view area, the lodge is nice and the breakfast buffet is great. It's quiet, easy access in and out, and the staff and rangers are friendly. Not much of a town in Fort Davis but Alpine is close and there are lots of historic sites to see in the area.
Not as "homey" as some of the other TX Resorts we have frequented but nothing missing from being a true Resort. Pools (one adult and one kid friendly), exercise room, event hall, outdoor grill, fishing on the property, large off leash dog park, kids play area, seemed a little narrow getting to our site and a bit hard to turn our 45' around the corners, but there were some shaded sites and we fit fine with all 4 slides out. There is the ability to lease casita's if you own a Class A rig. Lots of events. On the down side, close to major highway, very near large utility wires and I only was able to get WiFi after 11pm. Other than road noise, it was quiet.
Loved how close this clean Resort was from Austin. Didn't find a thing wrong. Asked for a level site, got one. Asked to be away from the action, got it. Loved the clean showers and lots of front loading washers and dryers, huge dog park, free coffee in the office in the morning, easy maneuvering roads, well lit and quiet. A true resort with picnic areas, pool, event facility, putting green, cabins. Nothing lacking and will return our next time through the area.
On the plus side: location was perfect, very quiet even being so close to the main road, easy access in and out, close to town/restaurants/bus line/shopping, friendly staff, great Wi-Fi and cable. Not so good: showers were very tiny, asked for no trees overhead, but got them anyway, tight for our 43', no privacy, back in's only, lots of dogs but didn't see anyone pick up their poop as we did and it was everywhere.
There are no resort type RV parks in the area so this one seemed to be the best of what was available. A sidewalk away from the main road so the noise is constant...trucks, cars, motorcycles, etc. Light sleepers need ear plugs. Good for a one night stay but with the noise we won't be back. No cable available. Lots of standing water everywhere the night we stayed. We had their largest pull through for our 43' and we fit nicely but the big "dip" in front was not comfortable driving through. Washers were old but OK, only one dryer worked and they close the place at 8:00 pm. Park cost is high for what is offered even with Good Sam discount.
These sites are side by side for big rigs, but not very long. Our 43' just fit angled in, although the lady at the front desk falsely said we would fit with our towed attached. Pet friendly, but area is way in back. Road noise was very noticeable during the day, somewhat less at night. Bathrooms need an overhaul, paint and a good steam cleaning top to bottom. Hot and steamy inside the shower room so we put more water in our tanks and used our own shower. A/C not working in the shower room (or perhaps they don't have any). Sites in front are level and cement, nice if they had been longer. Probably won't stay here again. They no longer take Passport America so we used Good Sam.
Clean, well kept but not very level gravel sites and a charge for showers. Nice front desk and helpful staff. No real pet area as signs surrounding sites say No Pets. Gamblers leave barking dogs in their RV's and trailers. No discounts. Smoking casino with restaurant inside casino. OK for overnight stop although gamblers seem to like the park. Not close to anything and health keeps us away from cigarette smoke so we won't stay again.
Nice friendly staff reasonable rate and loved the truly pull through site, Nice and level. Easy getting in even with the towed attached. Loved the drive in theater screen with movies when it's not raining. Sad that it was raining when we stayed. Laundry room was well lighted and clean. We will pass through again and stay here if only to see a movie on the big drive in screen out our window.
Beautiful shaded small family campground with level sites and vault toilets, flush toilets near-by, and water available at several faucets around the campground. Swimming hole, walking paths, hiking paths, playground, picnic tables throughout the grounds and in each campsite. Handicap accessible sites and toilets, no showers, dog friendly but they must be kept on a leash. Firewood available, fire pits at each site, friendly and helpful hosts. We boon docked near-by as our RV was to big to fit into the campground.
Full hook ups, 50 amp, spacious for big rigs, level, very clean, varied amenities, truly a resort. Would have given them a higher rating had I not been woken throughout the night by train whistles. Yes, you could probably get used to the sound, but we were only staying one night and after a long drive, noise is not what I wanted to hear all night long. To their credit, it was the only minus, so if you are a light sleeper, bring ear plugs for sleeping and enjoy their excellent facilities. After traveling the US and Canada for almost a year and finding the term "resort" so misused, this is truly a resort.
This is not a “resort”. It would pass as a nice state type “park” as it is clean, but roads are gravel, steep, and narrow, and the amenities are minimal. We were not happy that we booked a 50 amp full hook up for our 43' big rig, and after driving the whole day, found out that we only had 30 amp and water. And the site was level only if you were under 20’. The front desk was apologetic and nice to help us find something more appropriate, but the misunderstanding could have been side-stepped had the person that took the reservation actually paid attention to what we said and what we repeated back to them before we ended the call. I am not sure I would refer this place to friends and family unless they were local and could visit first.
A beautiful state park. Clean restrooms, clean fee showers, good fee dump station. We stayed in the level gravel sites along the river front. A little scary getting into the park as the road is a bit narrow for a 43' rig, but once you’re in, it’s peaceful and serene. Friendly front office staff. Gate closes at 10:00 pm, but access is still available to over nighters. Walking paths, river access, picnic areas, an excellent state park and we plan to visit again for a longer period.
This is more of a resort than a park. Quiet, peaceful, clean everything. Well kept grounds. Our site was level and had a wonderful view of the water. No fires allowed so no smoke, although someone did have an illegal fire pit, but it was to late to tell management. The bathrooms were spotless as was the laundry room and front loading washers/dryers. Front desk was very friendly and helpful. Nice walking paths and beach area by our site. We were lucky to get a spot as they were extremely full. We will definitely make earlier reservations next time and plan on staying longer. Would highly recommend this “park” to friends and family. Pricey but worth every cent.
Nice, wide, level gravel pull through sites. Some space in between for a little privacy. Kids play ground, friendly staff, good cell phone reception, TV and Wi-Fi. Fifty amp worked well. Clean restrooms, laundry and shower. Really enjoyed our stay and our dog enjoyed the tree shaded off leash dog gym and play area. Room to walk around the area and a walking path just off property, easy entrance and exit. Loved the quiet. We will be back.
We have a 43' and the front desk said it was a large pull through and that our tow car didn't need to be dropped. Not true. Between the tree stump, the trees, the light post and the 4' metal pole we had to drop the tow and maneuver the motorhome around substantially. Getting in was tight, getting out was tighter. Trees everywhere, and tight curves inside the park. Would not have wanted to be a 45' trying to maneuver in this park. TV and Wi-Fi worked well. We didn't use any of the facilities other than electric hook-up. About five miles to Safeway. No real area to hook up tow car on the way out, as the exit is where the dump station sits. On the plus side, they have nice flat gravel sites with a car wash and RV wash for a fee. Park was clean, well cared for and highway noise was not a problem.
Very friendly check in. Level gravel sites, big rig friendly, but very close to neighbors. Highway noise was a problem for me, as it is just a few yards from the main road. Loud truckers and emergency vehicles passing all night long. Chain link fence surrounds the park. There is a nice marsh area and lake next to the park. Did not use any of the facilities. TV reception, Wi-Fi and phone service was good. Would have rated it higher, had I gotten a good nights sleep.
Pull through, but tight and close to neighbors. Campfires allowed making it constantly smoky all over the campground. Clean restrooms, showers and laundry room available. Long rough road entrance, dusty sites although level. Friendly staff, but not familiar with campground computer program so we had to move around and spent the day unhooked on the side of the grass, as did several others. Will try another park next time we are in the area.
Beautiful area and campground if you are a small RV or trailer. Our 43' motorhome got stuck in the largest "pull through" between all the trees and scratched much of the sides with the low overhanging branches on both sides. We couldn't pull all the way in and had to back out when we left. Staff is totally unaware of big rig measurements to site measurements and told us on the phone when we called ahead that they had several sites big enough. Not true. Long dusty road entrance and in July the mosquitoes eat you alive. Didn't even bother getting out of the Motorhome other than to pay and to drive the tow out to the main road. Unless we downsize, we won't be back.
Great overnighter for our 43' four slides and tow. Tight with your neighbors but level, electric works all the time, water and sewer, Wi-Fi is 250 mb free and works fine, nice gravel sites and little dust. Not private, but no scratches from overhanging trees or shrubs and easy in and out. A little noise from the road but we slept fine. Friendly staff and reasonably close to town.
Big rig friendly park with clean showers, laundry and restrooms. Love the pull through ability for our 43' rig and tow car can stay attached. Fee for RV wash or car wash, but bring your own soap. Close to eateries, grocery and gas. Never had a problem with noise, even being in the front. Dog friendly, but wish the "camp dogs" would follow their own rules. Friendly staff, nightly entertainment, no fires allowed which is fine by me.
Fairly flat, gravel pull through. Our 45' fit fine. Only 30 amp and we were only staying the night. On the side of the road next to a older lodge. Nothing but the basics, but we didn't need anything else. No security or fences, but the price was fair. The mountain view was beautiful and a lake was only a few miles back. Served our purpose nicely.
50 amp sites were very uneven to the point of us not ever getting our 45’ motorhome level. Lifted the wheels off the ground on one side and pitched toward the front. Mostly over-nighters passing through. Could not find a handicapped restroom or shower so did not use either. Showers were quite small. No fencing and open on all sides. Right on the Alaskan Hwy, but our filters drowned out most of the highway noise, but not the motorcycles. Wi-Fi only worked intermittently, over the air TV was one channel and no cable. This is a good place to fill up on water and clean out your tanks for travel down the Alaska Hwy but not a destination spot. Price seemed high for the little that was offered, but the demand is high this time of year, so they can demand, and get, whatever. May have to stop again on the way back to Texas but will certainly take a 30 amp to be somewhat level and only stay one night.
Stayed here for an extended period in a 45' Motorhome and enjoyed it immensely. Huge flat gravel sites with lots of room for our tow car and our 4 slides. Easy maneuvering around the sites and entrance roads. Quiet nights. Pull through and back in available in 30 and 50 amp with some shaded sites. Clean restrooms/showers/park area. There is a beautiful deck overlooking the Chena River and wildlife passes through. Friendly atmosphere; generous office hours with helpful staff; $2 clean washer/dryers; free Wi-Fi that worked for us all day through; free 32 channel cable and excellent reception; pet friendly; riverbank fishing; gift shop and less than 10 miles to major shopping. Many of our neighbors were repeat customers. Would refer friends without hesitation. Our go to place in the Fairbanks area.
Gravel roads and sites. Due to recent water problems some sites were rutted and some closed. Pot holes and very soft areas in roads; our 45’ had problems maneuvering; pre-plan your exit. Bathroom and showers are clean, but showers are small; pool was closed; price seemed unreasonable for its current condition
This really is a Resort and at the very least a 10. Friendly staff, friendly neighbors, beautiful and clean everywhere you look, good size newer washers/dryers, level sites some shaded, secure, quiet, several pools and spas, exercise room, very pet friendly as long as you are a good owner and pick up, great Wi-Fi connection, cute 50's Diner on site that is run by the resort and the food is reasonable. I could go on and on. It is more than most but so worth it!