We stayed for a weekend event at the Bob Hall pier. Here's the great things about this park. If you are coming just for the beach or to fish on the pier this is your place. The beach and pier is a one minute walk from any RV site at this park. The sites are level and the water pressure was good (with only about 10 other campers in the park). We did have good local channel reception with our antenna. The things that need improvement about this park: 50 amp service would be great (you cannot keep a 40+ rig cool with one AC in the summer heat), grass areas that do not have spiny stickers to walk your dog in, and pot holes need to be repaired. This is a bare bones park with so much potential if the city would open the purse strings, I would pay more to camp here with just a few improvements. We will return.
This is our second trip back to this park in less than two months. This trip we were in site #29, which had a nice lighted pier attached to it that overlooked a cove and the swim beach. This park is absolutely gorgeous, the only possible improvement would be to install sewer in each site. Our site required about 3 inches of leveling on one side but was large enough and clear of trees to accommodate our 43' RV with four slides and the awning. The park has very nice walking trails, plenty of beautiful bald eagles to watch, and very nice facilities for park guests. We will camp here again.
This park is lovely, especially in the fall when the leaves are changing. Texas state parks could take a lesson from Louisiana state parks. They have put serious thought into the layout at this park. All sites are 45 feet long, paved, level, and have a small gravel area to park your tow vehicle or toad in. Also the pad area is free of trees so slide outs, single or multiple, are not an issue. Also you can book by site number, which is very nice for future visits. We used the FREE laundry facility which was very nice and clean. The park has a few trails, and we enjoyed them, and our boys enjoyed riding their bikes and skate boards on the nice, gravel free roads in the park. We did not use the pool since it was closed for winter, but it was very large and looked well maintained. The fishing piers were nice, but a few were not usable since the lake is still a little low. Be sure to bring everything you need; the nearest Walmart is 20+ miles away, and the Zwolle grocery store is a little on the expensive side. Also, bring bottled water to cook and drink with. We found the fresh water supply to have a flavor we didn't particularly care for. The only possible way to improve the park is to add sewer to the sites. If they do that it will be a 10. We will be returning to this park.
This has the potential to be a very nice campground, but the management does not maintain the campground and has not made recent improvements to the sites/park except for the cable lake. We had a level lakefront site with a beautiful view of the lake and a small swim beach right in front of our rig. The power level for the park seemed to fluctuate during the hottest part of the day due to usage (we notice our lights dimming periodically), water pressure was a low at times, and the cable TV reception was fuzzy. The other review about the dogs roaming the park is true. My dogs who were leashed in our site, were attacked (shaken up but not harmed) by the neighbor's dog who was allowed to roam the campground. We saw at least 8-10 dogs running between sites during our 2 night stay. Our site was also full of ants and cigarette butts and trash was left from previous campers on the ground. The cable lake is very nice, the fishing pier is also nice, and the pontoon boat rentals are very convenient. We would consider staying here again.
This is the nicest park in Surfside but the rates are a little steep; 50 amp is $65 per night and 30 amp is $55, if you have more than 2 adults and 1 child (under 5) there is an additional $6 per night per person. I would have rated this park higher if not for the high rate per night. We had 2 children over 5 so it was $77 per night. The sites however are great, there is a concrete pad and picnic area, the rest of the site is grass (without stickerburs), also a 8 x 8 fenced in dog pen came with our site at the back of our rig. We stayed in site #25 but the primo site is #23. The utilities worked without fail and the boardwalk to the beach was great. The park has nicely groomed volleyball, horseshoe, and washer areas too. There is no bathroom/showers for use. The beach in front of the park does allow vehicles so set up your beach front area early with your chairs and umbrella/awning. We would camp here again.
Great park with lots to do for adults and kids. We stayed in the Yaupon loop this trip and had a nice shady site that required about 3 inches of leveling on one side of the rig. The utilities worked just fine and we could get a few channels with the antenna. Our children enjoyed fishing at the marina and riding their bikes on the trails. There is a pool but it opens only after Memorial weekend and there is no swim beach. We will return again.
We stay each year over Memorial Day and we love this park. The sites do require leveling but that's the only negative I can find. We always stay in #75 which is not riverfront but has a huge shade tree and lots of yard space behind your rig that is also shaded. The restrooms are always clean and tidy (even over the holiday) and the staff is always friendly. We will stay here again and again.
We pulled in to stay overnight on our way to the Frio river. We came in late and the older gentleman on patrol attended to our check-in promptly and courteously. He escorted us to our site and gave us some information on the park. Our site was fairly level and all the utilities worked fine. The next morning we took a walk and ate breakfast at the chuck wagon. The kids took a walk around and said that it was very nice and they even enjoyed the playground for a few minutes. We would return here while visiting the San Antonio area.
Still at the top of our list for state parks in Texas. Wonderful park with miles of walking trails and so may beautiful places to sit and enjoy the wildlife and peace. Some sites require leveling. Ours did but my parent's didn't. The power was dependable without any interruptions. We had many deer and even a fox visit our site during our 6 night stay. We love that this park is so close to all Austin has to offer but when you are inside the park you have a hard time imagining the major city outside it's perimeters. It's that peaceful. We would camp here again.
One of our favorite parks to visit on a regular basis. The owners, Ron and Dora, are gracious host and always friendly. The sites are all concrete and level and the power is dependable. The pool and hot tub are great and the kids love to play putt putt and watch the outdoor movies on Friday and Saturday nights. Also, you can have a pizza delivered right to your RV door and it is hot and delicious. They are adding about 50-60 new sites and a new 90 foot pool with a swim up bar but this part of the park is not open yet. The beach is just across the street and is very family friendly with constant patrols by Jamaica Beach PD. We will be staying at this park again and again.
This park is located on the east end of Galveston Island near Stewart Beach. Our site #9 was level, had a good length, it fit our 42 foot 5th wheel and had a wide enough pad for the truck to park next to the front of our rig but the neighbors are very close on either side of your site. The beach is a pretty good walk across a paid parking area which gets very crowded on the weekends, bring a wagon to pull your beach stuff with. The pool and hot tub are very nice and so is the fire pit up by the pool (which was lit both nights we camped here). The man who checked us in was very nice and friendly. The park is close to a lot of Galveston's attractions including the Strand, the new Pleasure Pier (still under construction), the seawall, and all the wonderful restaurants- Russo's New York Pizzeria even delivered to our site. This park is a great addition to the RV parks in Galveston and we would definitely stay here again.
This park is in an industrial area and the water views are not scenic by any means but we felt safe inside the fenced and security gated park. The park staff were all very friendly and check in was a breeze. We did not use the pool or hot tub but it looked very nice and clean. The park is convenient for touring all New Orleans has to offer and a shuttle is available through the park to the French Quarter daily (we did not use this service). The road coming to the park, as posted in other reviews, is very rough but this is not the fault of the park. The sites are decent but close together and ours required about 2 inches of leveling, we did have a breaker pop one day but it did not happen again during our 4 night stay. The park roads and sites are a crushed white rock/gravel and it does track into your rig, we can only imagine what a mess it makes if it rains. Overall it is one of the nicer parks without the high price if you plan on checking out the city of New Orleans, we would stay here again.
Love this park, stay here several times a year and recently returned for the Galveston Shrimp Fest. The park is great for families. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub, and putt putt. The sites are level and long enough to fit our RV and truck with room to spare. Yes, the grass is brown but their are mandatory water restrictions in place in Galveston due to the long term drought that has been in Texas for the last year but this is not the fault of the owners. The fenced dog run is nice and the breakfast is great on Saturdays. We will return soon.
This park is without a doubt the nicest, cleanest park on the island. Our site was level, the hookups easily accessed, and we had a lovely view of Luguna Madre across the street. The park had several planned activities for families, we enjoyed the S'mores, Fishing's Future Family Camp, and the very large pool. The office staff was very friendly and offered quite a bit of information on the areas attractions and dining. The only reason I do not rate this park a "10" is due to the very tight sites and the white rock covering the ground that is neither human or pet friendly for walking without shoes on. Minor complaints that will not prevent us from returning next summer.
We stayed in site #12 (full hook-up site) on the lake front. We did have to level our RV a little bit but no big deal. We love the full hook ups, plentiful trails for walking/biking, the horse rides, the beach, and the shady site. This park is very close to Huntsville and the park store offers a small selection of items to keep you from having to leave for ice, bread, milk. etc. We highly recommend this park for a nice weekend getaway if you are close to the Houston area. We will stay here again.
It's open again as of June 24, 2011. So glad to see the City of Galveston is making a strong comeback after Ike! Great park with close proximity to everything Galveston has to offer. Simply walk over the boardwalk to the beach for a nice stroll or a day at the beach with your family. Not a lot of amenities for family's unless you're coming for quick access to the beach and/or local points of interest in Galveston. Sites are level, hook-ups are in an accessable area (for us at least), small strips of grass are at each site for a patio area but it is pretty much a big parking lot other than that; which is ok if you plan on spending time on the beach or somewhere else, that's the reason we come to Galveston anyway. We would camp here again.
This is a very nice park if you want to be close to the amenities Grapevine has to offer. Our site #64 was level, had a picnic table (uncovered, some sites have covered tables) and fire ring, no grill, (some sites have a grill) and backed up to the lake. We enjoyed walking the park in the morning and watching the ducks, geese, and herons that make the lake their home. The airport is very close by so sleeping does require earplugs. We would stay here again.
This is a very nice campground tucked away down a narrow two lane road. There is not a bad site in the entire campground, we had site #61. Our site required no leveling, it was very long and backed up to the lake and a small fishing pier was just off the next site over. All sites have covered picnic tables and ample covered concrete to put your table and chairs under too. Our kids really enjoyed the playground and we enjoyed taking a nice long walk around the campground and also biked around it too. There are several boat ramps and fishing piers around the park for those interested in these facilities. If they had sewer hookups I would have given it a 10. We will be returning to this campground again.
Our family really enjoyed this park, there was something for everyone. The kids enjoyed the fishing pier, the swimming hole and cruising the huge park on their bikes. We also enjoyed the same amenities but also the spacious sites and the abundance of wildlife present in the park. Most sites are shady and there are quite a few of waterfront sites if you get here early enough to get one. We did have to level in our site and so did our friends in the next site over. The store was nice and also kayak and canoes were available for rental. The restrooms and showers were fairly clean for a Labor Day weekend. Another plus is the close proximity to Longhorn Caverns State Park. We will return to this park.
One of our favorite parks of all time. The lake is gorgeous and the island beaches have sandstone bottoms. The park offers boat rentals at reasonable rates and an abundance of activities for people of all ages. The staff is friendly and helpful. Our site overlooked the beach area and marina, breath taking views of the lake. It required minimal leveling and when a down pour came one day it drained out quickly. Also, sites can be reserved by site # so you can get exactly the site you want with some planning. The park is not real close to anything in particular but it will keep you entertained plenty if you enjoy being outdoors. Cell phone reception did work with our carrier (Verizon) near the marina boat ramp and at the top of the hill when coming into the park on the main road. We will return to this park again.
This park is very nice and I would have given a better rating for full hookups. Our site requires quite a bit of leveling but it was wooded, large and very private. The lake is very pretty and the marina has boat rentals (reservations are recommended during summertime). There are several trails for hiking and biking and stables with guided horseback rides for $25 a person. Also there are many, many activities sponsored by the park for your enjoyment; some free and some cost. The lodge has a spa and a restaurant. The location of the park is very close to a Wal Mart in Arkadelphia. We would camp here again.
This was our second time to stay in this park. This time we reserved site #3 due to last year's constant pedestrian traffic crossing to the river though our site (which is very bad manners). I have improved my rating to a 10 since we had no traffic through our site but I did notice anything past site #4 did have the constant pedestrian traffic even though the park has several public access areas to the river. The sites are very large able to accommodate any size rig with ample parking and patio space. A wooden picnic table is provided and the riverfront sites are great. Our site overlooked the falls and sites #'s 1-8 do not allow for day use or tent camping between your site and the river giving you some privacy and room to spread out your pop up awning for shade by the river. Our electric power was great with no disruption in power levels for 5 days of 100+ heat. Our site did require about 1 1/2 inches of leveling on one side of the rig but this is the only negative feedback I can offer. The $60 per night is a little steep but it is the best park on the river and worth the money if you consider the alternatives. We will return again next year.
Our family comes to this park at least twice a month and we absolutely love it. It is hands down the best RV park on the island. Recently a pirate themed putt putt course has been completed (which is the best putt putt on the island too) along with a mega size chess board, and water wars game area. The pool and hot tub are always great and the outdoor family movie night shouldn't be missed. The beach is just across the street and the grocery store is less than a 1/2 mile away. There is also a dog run area for your pooch. I highly recommend this park.
After completing our fourth trip to this park in three years, I am pleased to say that it is still the best RV park in Concan. As mentioned by another reviewer they do charge for additional guest; but this policy keeps the riff-raff (for lack of a better word) out of the park and helps maintain the security of the park, which is filled with families and children (not party goers). I do defend and am happy with this policy and it is part of the reason that we enjoy this park. On our last trip we had 36 people between RV parks and cabins in our group and we just meet down on the river and dined at the cabins where there was no surcharge. That being said, the sites do require some leveling but the access to the river, proximity to Garner State Park, the cleanliness of the facilities and the parkstore make up for a level pad. We have our reservations already booked to return next year. I highly recommend this park for anyone wanting a peaceful, family oriented park.
This is the only park we will stay in while visiting Port Aransas. Absolutely fabulous. The park is kept very clean and tidy. All sites are level concrete with a patio; but each site is decorated individually with pavestones, zero landscaping or tropical bushes and grass, concrete picnic tables, and some have built in gas grills. The park is not packed with tightly with sites and it is not so large that you are uncomfortable allowing your children the opportunity to ride their bikes around the park. The boardwalk to the beach is great and the beach itself seems to be far enough away from town that there is less traffic. The pool is heated in the winter and the hot tub is nice and hot and bubbly! I've seen other post complaining about the rules or the rude employees, non of which we encountered during our 6 day stay. In addition the park is nice because the rules are enforced and everyone has the chance to enjoy their stay, which is how it should be. The only improvement that could possibly be made to this park is a wash off area at the end of the boardwalk so that you don't have to track the sand to your site. We will be returning to this park several times a year.
A nice, small park with full hook-ups and about two miles of hiking trails. The site we stayed in required minimal leveling and was quite spacious. The park host was very friendly and helpful. This park is great if you are bringing a boat as a parking space is provided for the boat at your site. I would have given a higher rating but the boat dock was sunk and there was no swimming area or fishing pier. The fishing pier and the boat dock could be easily fixed and then I would give this park a 9 or 10. We will return.
This park is great for fishing, hiking, biking, and/or just enjoying yourself in all of Mother Nature's splendor. There are full hook-ups plentiful and available, which can be hard to find in a state park in Texas. This park is very large and is within ten minutes of the Wal-Mart in Livingston. We stayed in site #25, it was level and although it had rained quite a bit that week it was pretty dry. There is a nice marina and park store and you can also go horse back riding through the park with a guided tour. This is a park we will return to again in the next year.
This was our second trip to this park. The close proximity to everything Austin has to offer without being stuck in a private RV park with no where to roam can't be beat. We stayed in site #20, which was level, roomy and had a beautiful old oak tree to enjoy watching the birds and squirrels run around in. There are plenty of walking and bike trails to enjoy and the river is flowing again since the rainfall has returned to this area. Most sites are big rig friendly and have ample space for slides without the interference of trees close to the pad. The park ranger and staff was very friendly and helpful. The only improvement that could be made to this park is sewer hookups, but sometimes you can't have it all. We will return again.
Absolutely love this park! By far the best RV resort in Canton for First Monday or anytime. My mother and I stayed here for 4 nights and felt safe at all times since the park is gated and patrolled by the staff. Check in was a breeze and we were escorted to our pull-through site and assisted with unhooking the trailer and setting up the camper by the gentleman on duty. We could have managed just fine being well-seasoned campers but he was a true gentleman and was insistent on helping us. Cable, full hook-ups and very clean bathhouses and restrooms are standard with all completely level sites and on Saturday nights the park host a BBQ for all guest. The catch and release fishing pond also has paddle boats free of charge with adult supervision if the kids want to take a spin and all the swimming pools are immaculate and beautiful to relax and unwind by. A free shuttle service runs every hour to the First Monday pavilions for those who would rather not drive and pay to park. We will always be guest of this resort as long as the management keeps the standards high and the rates reasonable (and you don't have to join some association or purchase a membership).
This is one of our favorite State Parks. Sites are very large with plenty of space between campsites. We stayed in site #98, had to level one side of the trailer about 3 inches. Most sites have some shade, but trees and utilities are not extremely close so slide outs are not a problem. The park has several hiking trails and lighted fishing piers. There are two sides to this park for camping, both are very nice and well kept. The park host in each camping loop has firewood you can purchase; they also keep the loops very clean between campers. Canoe rentals are available in the park, and the nature center had a snake exhibition on Saturday. The closest Walmart is about 11 miles away, but there is an Exxonmobile within a few miles with diesel and a small store. This park is a "10" in our opinion despite the lack of sewer connections. Also, the fall colors are beginning to change; should be really nice from mid-November for a couple of weeks. We will be returning to this park.
The river front site we stayed in was level, with concrete and gravel and quite a bit of room; but this campground is rather expensive for what they don't offer. To be fair: it is the nicest campground on River Road, so I guess that is what you are paying for. The staff is very friendly and keeps the campground clean, cruising around daily picking up after those campers who don't pick up after themselves. We enjoyed the river, but several people thought they could use our site to cut through to the river, even though they had paid less for their sites because they were second row. This was a bit of an issue and the staff did not enforce using the public access area for those campers. Also, quite time rules were not enforced: the campsite next to us was loud and drunk late into the night for the 3 nights they were here. It would be nice if the policies of the campground were enforced: I would have given a better rating. We may consider this campground again.
This is the only park on Galveston Island we come to on a regular basis. It is very well maintained by very sweet people who go out of their way to accommodate each guest. The only reason I do not rate this park as a 10 is because of the long term residents presently staying in the park. Otherwise, the amenities are great, the facilities are all very clean, and the location to the beach is wonderful. The sites are all level with plenty of patio spacing between rigs. Breakfast is provided on Wednesday and Saturday until 9:30am, and movies are planned on the weekend evenings for families. We will return time and again.
A Texas Jewel! We loved this park. Our site was right on the lake, literally, what a view! We fished off the bulkhead and caught catfish and perch all weekend under a beautiful moon right behind our trailer. All sites appeared well maintained and ours did not require any leveling. The kids enjoyed the putt putt, swim beach and snowcones (sold at the park store). This park is very close to town and other marinas for any supplies or bait that you can't get at the park store. The bathrooms were clean, but could use some updating. There are no trails, but this campground has paved roads that are nice for biking or walking. We will return again this year.
Very nice family park to visit for a weekend trip. The rate reflects the nightly rate plus the daily rate of $7 per person in your campsite (we had 5 people in our site). The park is well maintained and the staff is very friendly and really helps watch after the kids. We enjoyed the swimming area and the planned activities. Most sites required some leveling and the hook-ups were easy to access. We will camp here again.
The park is extremely well kept and everyone is very courteous. There is a clubhouse with a small library, billards room, kitchen, and shower facilities. They seem to cater to a more adult/full timer community, which is fine, but we had children and there were few other children for them to play with during our stay. The creek is beautiful, but the beach area and access is limited and the fishing is catch and release only. The sites were nice and level, with room for your slideouts and still plenty of room for a porch area. We also enjoyed watching the deer graze each day in the pecan grove. We had a very peaceful stay and would recommend this park.
Our entire family thoroughly enjoyed this park. It is in between Luling and San Marcos without too much around except Mother Nature. The river was perfect for floating with several river outfitters to shuttle you if needed, but you have to rent their tubes. We decided to shuttle ourselves back and forth from a bridge up the road (since we brought our own tubes) with a nice familiy a few sites down. Free is always great! The park has a swimming pool, volleyball court and several other activities for families. The staff was helpful and friendly. Our site was level, but several sites down near the river area would require leveling. The water pressure was good, even in a packed park. Sites are close together but we enjoyed our neighbors on both sides of our rig. We will be back again in summer 2009 to experience some R&R away from it all.
There is still a lot of clean-up going on in the aftermath of Ike so be prepared to possibly stay in a site with several downed trees. Nonetheless, this park is still great for families with large sites and full hookups in some loops. We personally like the sites overlooking the lake when we can get one, sites can be reserved but you have to get there early to get one right on the lake (otherwise your right across the street with a nice view still). This park has guided horse rides for $25 per person and a nice marina, too. You can rent a boat or chill out fishing from concreted bulkheads. We have spent the last two weekends here and plan to return for the third weekend in a row.
A great state park with quick and easy access to the city amenities. Canoe rentals are located nearby and you can take a short or long trip or an overnight trip with the outfitters. There are plenty of trails to take long walks and most sites are nice and spacious. It is a smaller park but great for a weekend get-a-way or a longer stay if you are a full timer. We will return again in the summer and enjoy swimming at the beach area.
Awesome park! There are several miles of walking and mountain biking trails. Also a small 23 acre lake with catfish and bass with many fishing piers and benches for just enjoying the view. The sites are huge and most accommodating just about any size camper with multiple slides. The park is very clean and well maintained and the staff is very helpful and friendly. We will return many times a year. This park is a jewel.
This is a great park for families. The beach is directly across the street with easy drive on access. There is a pool, hot tub and splash pad when you've had enough sand and salt water. They have outdoor movies on Friday and Saturday nights and delicious homemade breakfast waffles on the weekends. The hosts are wonderful; and their son is real sweet too. The sites are roomy and maintained. The bathrooms are always immaculate and the game room is an added bonus. We love returning to this park time and again.
We stayed here for First Monday. The park staff was very helpful and friendly. In our opinion, this is by far the nicest campground in Canton. It within two miles of First Monday and the campground even offers a shuttle. We stayed in site 63 overlooking a small stocked, catch and release fishing pond. The sites have large, level concrete pads and are roomy enough. There are walking trails and some activities for kids. The facilities were all very well maintained.
We have stayed here twice. We returned most recently while running from Hurricane Ike. The staff welcomed our family back and helped us find a generator to take back home (a rare find at the time). We stayed in site #44 this time. Most sites are very nice with full hookups and some shade. The main attraction is the Frio River which is easily accessed within the campground. The security patrols maintain the family atmosphere, taking care to remove any disruptive, rowdy folks. The store has provisions for those items you forgot and a shuttle service is provided for a float down the Frio.
The kids thoroughly enjoyed this park and so did the adults. We stayed in site 148 and it was shady and spacious. It is not on a river or a lake, but there are lots of outdoor recreations available to keep the kids busy all day. During the evening on Friday and Saturdays The English Brothers have a Canyon Trail Chuck Wagon show at an indoor facility and the music is wonderful. The dinner was delicious! This was the highlight of our stay and we will return to visit again next year. We stayed here in a travel trailer.