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06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Not much to fault about the is resort. Immaculate surroundings in the park. Lots are over sized, nice grass around sites and all roads and sites are paved. If you do have an older RV 10+ years you probably won't be able to stay here. Most of the lots are privately owned and rented out by Gulf Waters. Lots of vegetation between the lots to give a sense of privacy. The upgraded boardwalk to the beach was needed and is nice. Large enough to to accommodate some of the largest golf carts.Management is friendly as well. Now onto some of the cons, the reason this place doesn't get five stars: 1. The pool is really small and at the front of the resort, the hot tub is tiny as well. Really needs to be another pool on the other side of the resort in my opinion. This one gets crowded. 2. There are only two restrooms, by the pool...that's not a biggie but there are only two showers as well, enclosed with the restrooms. So if you're at the pool and gotta..."go" and the showers are being used, there's an issue. If there is another restroom it is not available or mentioned. 3. Now this is big one, (reason it doesn't get 10). When we go to the beach we rent a cart, there are four of us. Gulf Waters makes you use this specific company, or I'd type this on their review, and they have some problems. We went through three carts before we got one that started consistently. The one we finally got, the hill brake did not work. The carts die and need to be choked to be started, then the owner tells us we are, "flooding" the carts. C'mon pal I know what I'm doing. We stopped at a red light and it wouldn't start in traffic. We encountered an elderly couple walking in from the beach, they were furious. She saw the emblem on our cart and started ranting. She told us how she was stranded miles down the beach, and called the "After Hours" phone number on the cart because it wouldn't start...the story was really long and we listened, she was really stressed and needed to get this off her chest. Then she used the same terminology the owner of the cart rentals used, "You're flooding it". Be warned of this place, the cart might work, but it might also leave you stranded with no help. Our cart was a four seater, rented for four days...$632.00 for those four days.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very large park. It is right on the lake. No waterfront RV sites, however there's a boat ramp and dock for smaller boats. The pool is right up from the lake. Staff super friendly and helpful. Lots to do in the park, even live music one evening we were there. Pretty nice to grill under the evening sky and the music being played from a central gazebo in the park. Sites are level and spacious. Park is well kept. Lots of staff running around keeping things in order but not overbearing.
04/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Most reviews here are pretty accurate about the park. It's older, narrow roads, etc. but very well kept and friendly staff. Sites we've stayed in are long enough for our fifth wheel, 34' plus truck without sticking out. Water pressure is high, make sure your regulator is not worn out. Wi-Fi worked fine, I didn't use it much as my phone got 4G pretty much throughout the park. It's a little farther out than I wanted to stay. We usually like to stay at other RV parks closer to downtown in Austin, but due to a car show being it Austin most were booked up. We actually lucked out, they told us they had a cancellation and were able to get us in and the spot was, "one of the best". I didn't notice it being really anything "...of the best". The only cons are: the restrooms are clean but a little dated; this was obviously a KOA in the past. We came in after going downtown, around 8:30-9:00 p.m. to a heated pool that closed at 5:15, which I thought was odd. Not odd that it was closed by 9:00 p.m. so much, but that it closed at 5:15 in the afternoon. Swim early I guess. Overall nice park...Resort - no, Park - yes.
07/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here for a few days while exploring the rest of the Keys and Miami. No problem with staff or facilities. We didn't stay in the park much except the evenings. We drove down to Key West for a day, it's about 90 miles to Key West, and about 60 go Miami. It is close grocery stores and restaurants. It appears to be fairly new, there are still some things under construction, but there was no problem with that. Park has a marina close by and a couple of docks. It is right on the water, and the pool over looks the ocean for spectacular sunsets. Our 5th Wheel is 34 feet long, we had no trouble getting in and out. We went to the state park up the street and took a boat out on a snorkeling trip, highly recommended. Club house is new with a game room containing pool tables, games etc. Overall, very well kept, helpful easy going staff.
07/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
What can you say, this is Disney, they got ya, and they know it. But if you're prepared well in advanced the sticker price won't be as shocking when you're there. We stayed in a premium site, 408. Close to the shuttle boat to Magic Kingdom. I noticed lots of empty spaces in several loops in the park, and some loops empty. However , it rained, A LOT. I've been to Florida quite a few times and not experienced this much, but it was hurricane season. Lots of standing water around roads and some sites. But surprisingly good drainage considering all the rain this July. The sites aren't really as "Premium" as the website makes them sound. If you have a long fifth wheel or motorhome, go with the premium or you may not have room. The park is BIG. We rented a golf cart for the duration of our stay as there are no parking lots for cars/trucks around the pools, stores, restaurants, bus stops, boats, restrooms etc. in the park, except for golf carts. No golf cart? You will be walking a lot. The area is nice, green, lots of trees, vines, etc. The roads inside the loops are narrow and one way. However, once backed in everything was fine. Everything fit, with no room to spare. Awning out, truck pulled up close and golf cart next to our truck to charge. The park stores have everything for a price. The pools are crowded. Both of them. One pool is supposed to be a "quiet" pool. No luck with that, kids running everywhere, throwing balls, jumping, etc. We dipped in one afternoon while taking a break before a dinner reservation. Over all, the park is pretty amazing for how large it is. Staff is super nice and informative. I guess our bias towards Disney gives this place a 9, narrow loops and all.
07/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
Really couldn't find a thing wrong with this park. Pools, facilities, up-keep was exceptional. Lots of in park things to do and close to everything else. Could have stayed longer and we will be back. One of the better fitness facilities I've seen in an RV park, overlooks one of the pools. Attention to detail in this park is nice.
07/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed for one night on our way to Key West. Can't say I had any trouble at all. It was mid July, wasn't crowded, all facilities were as clean as a typical KOA. The hot-tub was hot, and the pool was clean and cold. I'm reviewing based on the park itself, not campers. It is close to Baton Rouge, we ate at Big Mike's Sports Bar & Grill--really close, cold beer, good food. Just about the best place to stay in the area. It is not in Baton Rouge, but in Denham Springs next to a Bass Pro Shop. Staff were friendly; helped us in. I would stay here again on the way through.
04/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
I'll start off by saying we've stayed here before and had issues with what happens in the reservation process on the website. What you are picking and what they actually have available are two different things, and it was no different this time. I was in town to take my daughter and two friends to concert, so we only stayed one night. I knew going in the site size might be an issue. We didn't partake in activities and only used the restrooms, at the office area, not the ones that look like an old gas station restroom in the back. Front restrooms by the pool and office are in good condition and were clean. Park is well manicured, and from year to year it looks like improvements are always being made from landscaping to security surveillance and gated entrance. Now the trouble I have regarding the reservations: here is an email snip-it from KOA: Your Campsite: Pull-thru, Full hookups, 50/30 amp, Cable, WiFi Our LARGE SITE Some with patios are very popular, accommodate g very large units. These go quick, so reserve yours today! (yes that "g" was in the email, it was unaltered) I had to move sites and still had to park the truck perpendicular to our 5th wheel and partially in the neighbor's space to fit. Wasn't a big deal as we only stayed one night. But this is an on going problem for this park, read my other posts about this KOA. Leveling wasn't that bad, only 4 to 5" slope, easily corrected. Everything else was fine as far as cable - about 25 channels, didn't use wifi this time, good cell connection with Sprint, no trash anywhere, no loud barking dogs, etc. Just wish the reservation system was a little more accurate, especially when it comes to choosing sites based on size, amenities and price. I'm a KOA member, so price is based on a 10% reduction.
11/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a new park. When we stayed here only 27 of the 54 sites were open. The sites are 90 plus feet, plenty of room for the larges rigs. Finally another place to stay in Fredericksburg, without having to use the KOA. Sites are level, cable is clear, lots of facilities for kids and adults alike. The pool is larger than the average RV park pool as is the hot tub. Pretty big park, still some construction going on. There are cabins/cottages as well. Really close to all the wineries, shopping, restaurants, etc. Site offer tables, fire pits, cable, water everything you need. Outdoor theater, large meeting rooms, exercise rooms, laundry and its all NEW! Store is also well stocked. Most Jellystones are designed for families, this one is too, however it's large enough for privacy as well. I look forward to coming back.
07/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
Are you looking for full hook-ups, two pools, 66+ cable clear cable channels, everything clean and well kept?? This is it. Internet access is pretty good, they have 5 or 6 towers to connect. We've stayed here a couple of times before. We always have our golf cart as Pioneer has a boardwalk directly to the beach that will accommodate the largest golf carts. No ATVs, motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, etc. which makes it nice. No teenagers zooming around being disrespectful. Speed limit in the park is 5 mph. The park is monitored but not so much that you feel like they are spying on you. Very friendly management. There are quite a few full time residents, but there has never been a problem. The two pools are sparkling clear and stay open late, one until 11:00 p.m. and the larger pool open ALL NIGHT!! probably seasonal, but a big YES! as we've stayed in parks where the pools close at 8:00 p.m. even in the summer. Not here, and by the way the ocean was open 24 - 7 as well. Grounds well maintained, restrooms/showers up to date and clean. We've stayed here a few times, sites in the "West Bank" are off a road that is a more narrow but manageable. See ya next summer!
03/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We've been to this park multiple times around Spring Break while skiing at Taos Ski Valley. Never disappointed with service or surroundings. I believe it to be the best park in the area. There is some greenery to break up the fact that most RV parks are just parking lots, this one is not. Roads are a mix of large gravels, and well maintained, some spaces have concrete pads others gravel. Grills, tables and lights are at all RV spaces. Everything is clean, however the showers are starting to show a little age. They are secure and cleaned daily, just need an update. Close to everything you want: downtown shopping, Walmart, grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants and of course Taos Ski Valley. See you next year, we will be back!!
12/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Finding a place to stay in San Antonio is not the easiest of tasks. However, we found Travel's World a few years ago and every time we are in San Antonio this is the place we stay. Safe and secure never an issue, ownership is friendly and helpful. Large on sight store. Plus, many restaurants deliver to the park if you don't want to leave. Sites are level and well manicured. I've heard some people complain of train noise, I did hear a train one night, but it was no problem...it's a city of over a million people it could be worse. Restrooms and showers look to be remodeled every time we come, but my wife said they were the same last time we came...they were that clean. The park is on a bus route if you need transportation. The pool was closed, as it was about 40 degrees outside, but the hot tub was open. When you pull up it's hard to believe what is behind the fence. We will be back!
12/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
We have been here a few times when stopping in to visit Fredericksburg. Sites are gravel, fairly level, with all amenities cleaned daily and trash pick at your site. Close to downtown area and grocery stores. However this is the last time I will stay here due to the price. There are some other comparable parks in town. The price you see in this review is not wrong, $72.00. Price for the site $32.00 plus $15.00 per child! $30.00 extra dollars for my kids because they are older than three. That's uncalled for...an yes it was for one night on the way to San Antonio. Thanks for helping make this my last visit to this KOA.
07/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Easy to get to, facilities are clean and appear new. We met the owner, very nice and helpful about surroundings. Walmart super center less than a mile away. The pool is sparkling clean as are the restrooms and showers. The park is not very large but it doesn't matter. There is a playground for kids and each site has green grass...amazing considering it's 104 degrees in July. Good job KOA.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Wow, I am amazed at all the negative reviews. Do your investigations before you go. It's Yellowstone! We were on the D Loop all sites had 30-50 electricity, water and sewer, it all appeared fairly new. The sites are narrow, if you can't back up your RV go somewhere else. If your kids can't use their imaginations, don't come. There are no playgrounds...but the whole park is a playground for adventures. I watched kids playing every night in and around the park. We were rarely in the park during the day. We ate breakfast, packed a picnic lunch then headed out, eating supper at one of the many magnificent lodges. The showers were pay showers, but were clean. We only used them once, then used our shower and emptied the gray tank when needed. Wildlife is everywhere, don't let anyone tell you there's nothing to see in July. We were there in late July and saw 4 bears, badgers, elk, pronghorn, marmots, rented a boat on Lake Yellowstone, etc. As far as the park it is close quarters, and we did have mosquitoes, but nothing OFF didn't fix. The lodges, stores, restaurants are really well equipped, I even picked up a bottle of Yellowstone Whiskey at the general store at Fishing Bridge. This is "THE" park to visit. don't let all the, "Negative Nancy" reviews get you down, it was awesome, the staff was always more then helpful...I've only been gone for a few days but miss it already. We Will Be Back!!
07/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
One of the best state parks we've stayed in. The park is run by volunteers and they are work hard to keep the park clean. Facilities are clean, with a nice welcome center. Practically in Denver, but you would never know based on the surroundings. Plenty of wildlife around and shade from site to site. Our site, number 6, had a picnic table and fire ring. This place is not to be missed. We made reservations online, we were able to pick our site online. To my surprise when we arrived they had our reservation, unlike many other parks. You know what I mean. The lake is beautiful, lots of in park family activities and access to Denver is easy. We Will Be Back.
07/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Nice park, central to things you need in the city. We stayed here one night on the way to Yellowstone. Staff was friendly. No problems whatsoever. We'll be back the next time we head north.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Staying here now, it's Sunday, we're heading to Mount Rushmore today. We got here from Yellowstone yesterday. I slept like a baby. The sites do vary based on what you choose. We have good Wi-Fi, cable, fire-ring, park BBQ, cell service and patio furniture at our pull through site. Rather larger park and well maintained. Our site is level and most appear level. Breakfast is similar to most KOA's, if you venture out however there are many restaurants, grocery stores, theaters, malls, etc. Our 5th wheel is 37 feet long I found it easy to maneuver the park. The pool is large and clean, laundry facilities are clean. Overall all I really liked this park. It is difficult to find on some GPS systems. We chose this KOA instead of others closer to Rushmore so we could access the city anytime we want with in seconds.
06/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Very nice, well kept park. All sites concrete and appeared to be level. Didn't have any trouble checking in, we had to arrive late after picking up my son from Corpus Christi. Front office friendly, but not over baring. Sites do have picnic tables, cable worked good, as did Wi-Fi. Didn't have any trouble maneuvering the park, we pull a 34' 5th wheel. Golf carts are allowed in the park, we brought ours. Didn't witness any reckless golf cart driving. There is a boardwalk to the beach. Wide enough for the largest golf cart, with pull-out areas on the boardwalk to let pedestrians and golf carts go by. The park has a policy of not allowing rented golf carts on property. I did notice staffers driving around on golf carts either policing the area or fixing things, they always waved with a smile on their faces. There are two pools, we used the larger one closest to the office, good sized pool for an RV park. The pool itself was clean and the area around well maintained. We enjoyed our brief stay and plan on coming back. Sites are what they are, not really closer together than any other park close to a major attraction - this one...THE BEACH! We had plenty of room for our slides, truck and golf cart parking, too windy for awing. Lot's of local wildlife, mostly birds we saw flocks of roseate spoonbills, and my daughter was captivated by the jack rabbits close to the boardwalk entrance. We ate out a couple of times, as there are numerous restaurants near by and grilled some some local seafood we purchased in town. It doesn't get much better than this. We will be back.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We've been here before. This is not my first choice of camping areas in San Antonio, however if you are going to an event at the AT&T Center this is the best. I took our kids to the Warped Tour and this location is almost walking distance. There is shuttle/bus service at the main KOA entrance, we didn't use it though. Cable TV was enough to see the news. This KOA is good though, the facilities in the back of the park could use an update, but they were clean. However, again when we checked in, it's like they don't even take into consideration what we filled out online. So why have that "length of RV" question? Doesn't a reservation hold a spot for the RV you specify on their site? Our site was towards the back on the A row. All gravel, A little slanted but not bad. I had to park my truck partially in our neighbors picnic area to fit. There is no Wi-Fi don't be fooled by their website. The hosts said there was no Wi-Fi and they did know when it was gonna get fixed. Odd, almost every time I stay here it's the same thing. If it doesn't ever work, don't advertise that it does. Overall the experience was okay, the pool was great considering it's been over 100 degrees everyday in June. Just a little irked over the KOA marketing... fancy websites with photos, city information, lots of park information, and when we arrive they have to move us because our RV is too long, "we don't have Wi-Fi", etc. It's just the little things thus a 7 rating.
03/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Let me start off by saying we had reservations to stay here but didn't. We arrived into Lubbock around 11:30 pm. We picked up our paper work, which was left for us since the office was closed, which was nice. We asked for a pull through; it was relayed to us that they had pull throughs available. After looking at the map provided from the office it had several sites highlighted for us to choose from: none of them pull throughs. (We decided to stayed at a park right around the corner.) This may be a great park, but somebody dropped the ball here. Also: the website provided for this RV park is very poor and misleading.
03/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We've been here before, and will be back. Owners are friendly and helpful. We stayed for 5 nights will skiing at Taos and Angel Fire. Wi-Fi works great, restrooms and showers are maintained well. I like the landscaping, mostly sage bushes, but it breaks up the area nicely. There are some concrete pull throughs but mostly gravel. All was fairly level as far as I could see. We have a 34' 5th wheel plus the length of our truck and had no trouble maneuvering though out the park. Plenty of places to eat everywhere as well as grocery and shopping. See ya next ski season!!
03/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Like many have said before, the pull through site hook ups vary from pad to pad. It's a bit awkward pulling into the pull throughs down at the end due to the angle wide turn you may have to make based on you length. No Cable or Wi-Fi. The restrooms are located by the office, there is only one Men and Women restroom with showers in each. We stayed here for a one nighter. Extremely friendly staff.
11/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice park. I actually live in Lampasas, and the day before Thanksgiving our Dish Network went out and could not be repaired. We do a lot of traveling so we called Boone's and got a site to watch NFL and college football. It was an odd Thanksgiving to say the least. From our house and the meals, to the RV for the Games. Their cable TV is TOP NOTCH. The site was a gravel pull-thru, level, concrete pad with a picnic table and a wall between sites for privacy. Has a nice store with lots of parts and accessories, there are a couple of restaurants near and golf course across the street.
05/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is just an update, we've stayed here a few times when attending events in Austin that run into the early morning hours. We stayed this time while attending Pecan Street Festival on 6th Street. Park hosts are accommodating, not overbearing. Secure entrance, facilities clean, park is not cluttered with trash and it is close to just about everything in Austin. We'll be back!
03/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
We've been through New Mexico a few times, especially this area since we start from Texas any time we are heading west. This park has all you could ask for as far as supplies in the store, cable TV, Wi-Fi was fast, facilities clean, management friendly. Close to stores, restaurants and shopping. We stayed in March to go skiing at Ski Apache. Wonderful snow this year by the way. While going through the park it looks as if upgrades/repairs are being made from site to site as needed. Very easy access to park and sites. We drove through Ruidoso once settling to check out some of the other parks listed here, in my opinion this is about the best place to stay, at least this time of the year. I'm not going to mention names but a lot of the places the around Ruidoso Downs area that are listed as RV parks have quite a few permanent mobile homes and every thing that goes with them. We will be back!!!
11/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
I've seen posts say this is on the "bad" side of town. Well Austin has done quite a bit since this was the "bad" side of town. This park is one of the best in Austin. We live about 80 miles from Austin and on occasion pull our 5th wheel over for a few days. We've stayed here three times. Two times for concerts at the Erwin Center and at Stubbs for Rancid. The pool is great, there's an exercise room and private climate controlled bathrooms. Everything very clean, well manicured sites are level and management was friendly. We found this place kind of by accident, we needed a place to stay in Austin and McKinney Falls was booked. I'm glad it was. We will be back. While in town head over to Juan in a Million for The Don Juan breakfast tacos featured on the Travel Channel show Man vs Food. It is on the East side on Cesar Chavez not too far from this place. I love Austin!!
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great park, looks to be an old KOA. Well manicured, lots of trees, but if you know how to drive it's not a problem. It is close to I-35, but when in the park I didn't really notice it. Facilities were clean. We stayed here while going to an event on 6th Street. Management is all you could hope for. We will be back again.
06/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Beautiful campground in nice area. This is a pretty big park. Greenery everywhere and very well maintained. Great staff, friendly and know a lot about there area, their park and other KOAs. There is a small lake with a swimming beach. This park is so nice It made me want to move to Ohio. Restrooms and showers are large and clean. It is close to major attractions, we went to plenty of them including the Rock and Roll and Pro Football Hall of Fame. Lots of stores, and eateries around. Our site was gravel but plenty level. We will be back.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Another nice KOA. Park is spread out okay. When were weren't in town we used the pool, game room and basketball court. It is hot in June and the pool is nice. All facilities are in above average working order and clean. Park is close to all the Amish community things you want to do including the flea market and auction. Staff friendly and knowledgeable of the area. It is also close to the RV Hall of fame in Elkhart, if you come this area do yourself a favor and go visit the RV hall of fame, it's a blast.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very close to everything. Restrooms and showers all clean and modern. Lawns all well manicured. We didn't actually stay in the park except for the evenings. There are covered picnic sites in a separate area from the rv sites. Security drives throughout the complex constantly. Park is directly across from the Arch and evreything the city has to offer from site seeing to high dollar professional sports. One thing kind of neat is a new observation platform close to the park. It overlooks the Mississippi River and the city. I took some neat night pictures of the city during a Cardinals baseball game. One thing I would like to see is a pool or hot tub offered directly in the park as opposed to only in the casino. Kids are allowed in the park, not in the casino where the pool is.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
You get what you see here. This park is connected with an ammusment park and water park. I actually enjoyed watching the roller costers from the park in the evenings. Park is well manicured, lots of mowed grass everywhere with paved roads and sites. Our site was level. Sites have a grill and picnic table. Our kids went to the Amusment park for a few hours one of our days here. We then went into the city to try out the famous bbq. Being from Texas...Texas wins. However in the early evening the pool is nice, with lifegaurds and music. We did some laundry and used restrooms and showers which were clean. All staff were helpful and friendly.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here for a night on our way to Chicago. Park is spaced nicely, pool is clean and refreshing in the heat. They have a walking trail which we used, nice change of scenery. Showers and restrooms were air conditioned and clean. Park up keep is above average. Close to city attractions, grocery and restaurants. We went to a blues festival downtown, good music, food and drink. We will be back.
06/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
Typical KOA. Facilities are nice, a little old but not really a problem. The sites are pretty close together for my taste. I am here now and looking at my neighbors sewage, water and electric less than 8 feet from my front door. To give an example, my awning is covering my neighbors connections. There are fire rings, basically old tractor tire rims at each site, there are lots of tents here, but on the on the other side of the park. Lush grass is everywhere, which is a plus; the unleveled sites are not a plus. The actual graveled sites are very narrow. Our fifth wheel has one side of it's wheels in the grass and the other side on the gravel. We are about 6 to 8" off from side to side. There is some traffic noise but nothing out of the ordinary. The trip into Chicago from this site is about an hour and a half without traffic. We drove in and got a hotel downtown for a couple days. A concern I have is some staff separation. When we arrived we were welcomed openly, given maps of Chicago and other things by the ladies in the office. They appeared genuinely eager to help and know a lot about the area. The tables were turned this morning. My wife went to do a bit of laundry and was greeted by a rude host. She drove up to do laundry and was greeted by a gentlemen inquiring, "what are you doing", "Where are you going"...etc. He excitedly told her the laundry was closed and didn't know when it would be opened again. She said OK and went turn around, he again stopped her, asked what she was doing and where she was going, and not to drive on the grass. She tried to explain she wasn't planning to drive on the grass, and as if you would talk to a dog, he said, "You, be quiet and listen to me..." If you've been RVing for a while you know what I'm talking about, some people just are cut out for this, this gentlemen needs a vacation. We try not to let things like this bother us and chalk it up to a bad day, but this behavior by a KOA host was most unacceptable, we will never be here again.
05/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very well manicured and maintained is all I can say. This is one of the best in San Antonio. Just a few minutes from downtown. We usually stay at the KOA in San Antonio but due to an unpleasant experience I changed parks and this will be our new home when visiting San Antonio. Everything works as expected. The interior roads are paved and wider than average. Sites are gravel, not dirty gravel and not pea gravel more like crushed stone. Lots of shade, which is not a problem as the trees are of good age, tall, and trimmed high. It rained a lot, almost two days and there was no mess whatsoever. There is a park store but we didn't need it, there is an HEB Plus, Target, Wal-mart, etc. close by. Make sure you have a water regulator; the pressure is around 160 psi without it, but they will tell you this in the office. I didn't notice any traffic noise or noise from the golf course. Cable TV has around 70 channels that were crystal clear at our site for local and national news,etc. There was a fee for wi-fi, one of those, "pick you rate" things, but we were told there was free internet in the clubhouse area. I didn't use it though; I use my iphone when I can't use my laptop. Pool was clean and the hot tub was hot...and clean as well. We actually witnessed the owners/managers contemplating removing a family with unruly teenagers one night around 9:30 p.m. With 165 sites it's not really a problem with the good number of permanent residents, as their sites are just about the best kept I've seen around the country; but this is reason is why I don't give this place a 10. Odd you may think, but after a couple of days it almost seemed like you were being watched. There are lots of dog walkers and people walking for exercise, I guess. It seems like a neighborhood patrol. I started to make mental notes of all the people just walking around not really doing anything every time I stepped outside. We all look at other people's rigs and what not, but it just felt odd. I guess it was a good thing actually seeing people care about their surroundings. The place I do give a 10 is the restaurant across the street. I'm from Texas, been here since 1968 and I've had my share of TexMex food and tacos, but the Taqueria Guadalajara across the street ranks up with the best. I'm tellin' ya, don't bother with downtown, eat before you go to the River Walk, the prices are higher downtown and the food is not better. You won't find better food or friendlier staff. Downtown staff members are usually college students, at this place they are family. My hat's off to Travelers World and San Antonio, I can't wait to get back!
04/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
When we arrived one of the hosts lead us to our site, he even stayed behind to help direct when I backed into the paved site. We were in site 24 it backed up to the lake. Lots of room is an understatement, our site had 20,30,50 amp services, and water hook-ups, I did notice some of the interior sites did have sewer hook-ups as well. Wi-Fi is signal is good and free. There is no cable, but with our antenna up we brought in at least 30 clear channels including HD. Our sight had an aluminum picnic table with a metal roof on a concrete pad with fire ring and a separate park grill. The grounds are extremely well manicured throughout the park. Restrooms and showers were clean, all amenities were very well kept. The next time we hit the Dallas area, this is the place we will stay. During holidays you will probably need a reservation. It was full when we were there during Easter. It's location is just a few miles from everything Dallas and DFW has to offer. We were here for the King Tut exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art. There is a restaurant for everyone, even the pickiest eaters in the area including shopping, professional sports, fishing, lakes,parks, museums, etc. The playground area is top notch, even our 13 year old daughter gave it a twirl. Playground is very modern, colorful, well maintained like everything else in the park. We will see you again.
03/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great place to stay in Taos. We went sking at Taos Ski Valley for three days and stayed here during spring break. Quiet at nights, park is spaced out well. Wifi signal strong and free. All facilities were spotless. There is a playground if you have youngsters, we didn't use it. It is about 30 minutes from Taos Ski Valley and close to Angel Fire as well, but we didn't go to Angel Fire. Lots and lots of restaurants around I suggest Sabroso - up the street in Arroyo Seco and Alley Catina in Taos and OBL is good but a little expensive and reservations are probably a good idea. Walmart and Albertson's grocery stores close. We will be back, Staff extremely friendly and knowledgeable of the area.
03/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice Campground, friendly helpful staff. Facilities were all clean and well maintained. Wifi signal is good and free. Plenty of stores, and places to eat near by. Water clean, pressure good, plus there were a few cable channels for free, including local news, ESPN, Encore, etc. most sites are large gravel, fairly level, easy to maneuver. We stayed here twice on our way to Taos Ski Valley and on our way back. We will stay here again on our way to ski again next year.
11/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Pretty good place to stay in Fredericksburg. Wi-Fi is free, it's got a few basic cable TV channels, local and national. Very well kept campground and restrooms/showers were spotless. They have game rooms and other things but we didn't use them. The pool is nice, but being the temperature was 29 degrees over night and highs in the 50s that weekend we stayed where it was warm. Plenty of space, we have a 33.5' fifth wheel and maneuvering the park was a breeze. All the sites appear to be gravel and have picnic tables as well. Cable TV worked, water pressure good, no funny taste in the water. Right next to a gas station and convince store, but Super WM and HEB were just minutes away. Trade Days, which occurs the the third weekend every month is just minutes away as is Wildseed Farms and load of downtown shopping, wine tasting and eating. The owner is the kind of guy you want to meet at every park you go. He was super friendly and knowledgable about the area, but not over bearing and, "in your business". Trash pick-up at your site. Another plus, he doesn't really push all the KOA advertising on you, and believe it or not he did honor GS club. We will be back!
07/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
No complaints at all! We stayed here not long ago, it continues to be a family based park. Pools clean, sites well maintained, friendly staff, etc. We did some things in the park but basically used it as a base for trips to Schlitterbahn water park and to tube the Guadalupe River. If you haven't tubed the Guadalupe you don't know what you're missing. In the heat of the summer the water is icy cold from the springs, not really rough at all, there were all ages on the river. The best part: we called the park office, a shuttle from a local tubing company, RST, came directly to our site, got us set up, dropped us off, picked us up at the end and brought us back to our individual site: No Worries. We then went to Gruene and had supper at the Gristmill. That tiny town is a really "happening" place on the weekends. We will be back. I saw something I have not seen at a RV park before, a rowdy group of 20 somethings got kicked out around midnight one of the nights we were here. I thought it was pretty darn cool. We saw the bunch at the restrooms earlier in the day, with one of those trucks with a stereo more expensive than their houses, pumping out some racist, biggotted rap music. The management appologized to the park users and removed the whole group from the park for inappropriate language, behavior and having "too much to drink". I wittnessed the event. The beligerent group kept saying "we're going, we're leaving," but management stayed with them and insisted on ESCORTING them out. Way to Go Yogi!!
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice spread out park, lots of DEER. Sites have picnic tables, level. This used to be a state park, so it has many of the state park amenities. Restrooms were clean and well kept as were the showers. A nice stop over with plenty of grocery stores, shopping and eateries near by. We will stay here again.
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stopped here one our way back to central Texas. Nice state park, but not very big, and there is not a whole lot to do outside of the park that doesn't require a 30 to 50 mile drive. The pool was magnificant, crystal clear, snorkels are a must. We stayed here two nights and I was ready to go, it was hot in the day and the pool gets pretty crowded during the day with picnickers and day use guests. McDonald Observatory is about 40 miles away, it was clowdy on our visit, and Marfa is 50 to 60 miles away to see the Marfa Lights, I passed on the extra driving. If I had it to do again I would have stayed in the Davis Mountains State Park. We drove into this park on or way back from the observatory, very big park, lots of trees and wildlife. Plus there is Indian Lodge, built by the CCC in the 1930s and by the looks of it very well kept. We supprisingly found a restaurant called Black Bear Restaurant in the Lodge and had a good meal. Balmorhea is a nice little park, just keep in mind all the locals and field trippers that come in to use the pool.
06/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Perfect place, we stayed for a one nighter on the way back to Texas. Everything was extremely well kept on our stay. Bathrooms and showers were beyond hotel room quality clean. Showers have great water flow, and private, like at a hotel. Nice hotub and workout room. There's a little wire divider fence between sites with vines and shurbs growing for privacy, nice touch. Plenty of places to eat, we ventured out to a little Italian bistro for the night. I would stay here again.
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very Nice park, friendly staff. We were here during off season, obviously. There were very few RVs here in June while it is 112-120 degrees, only us Texans I suppose. Close to shopping and restaurants everywhere. Picnic tables were at the sites but it was just too hot to do much of anything outside in mid June. Sites are level. Not really a problem but: there is some road construction, looks like some kind of light rail system being put in around the city. Your GPS will not find the exact road into this place and there aren't many signs pointing in the right direction. But once you weave around once it's okay. All facilties very well kept.
06/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
This place is pretty well taken care of for the most part. Grass is mowed, palm trees trimmed, etc. A major plus is how close it is to Disney. I've seen other people talk negatively about this place due to it's location and the neighborhood. What? It's a 5-10 minute walk to Disney, blame Disney for being in this area. The spaces are a little tight but I've been in worse. We were able to put out all slides on both sides and our awning. Wi-Fi was fast, and didn't lose connection, no cable but lots of TV channels, that come in fine for the evening news. Yes, you can and will see and hear the fireworks from the parks each night. We stayed three nights and watched them each night. We only went to Disney for one day, but made a point of it to get back to our spot to watch the fireworks. Now, why I give this place such a low rating. This place allows tents, lots of them. I generally don't mind tents, I used to be a tent camper years and years ago. Most tents were located on the outskirts of the park or the opposite side, again okay. However when there are 2-3 tents per site and 2-3 people in each tent, that equals a lot of extra people using the restrooms and showers. The restrooms and showers were extremely filthy our entire stay. One toilet was plugged with what looked to be 5 rolls of toilet paper for our entire stay. There was constant trash and paper towels on the sinks and floor. There were three showers: one was a constant trickle, one had rags in the base and one had an "out of order" sign on the door. I went to the restrooms everyday to see if they were clean, but it looked as if no one had even tried to clean them in the three days we were here. The staff was okay, not really friendly but not rude either. There is a shuttle but we drove to Disney and other locations. We complained about the restrooms, but nothing was done.
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Yes, it is tight quarters here. You will probably not be able to put up an awning, but that's not why you come here anyway. This place is very close to everything you want to do in San Francisco and the Pier area, or visiting relatives. The Ocean sites are nice, sitting outside with a beverage of choice watching the sun set over the Pacific is awesome. Cable TV was good, Restrooms and showers were exquisite, pool was clean, staff extremely helpful and friendly when we visited. Grocery stores and farmers markets are close. The entire park is privacy fenced, except the Pacific side. Access to the ocean is a little tricky, I didn't swim, looking at the way the water hit the shore, it looked a little rough but beautiful. Again, this is basically a parking lot next to the ocean, we barley had room to get all our slides out, but did and went on to SF for entertainment. Another plus for me was how quiet this place was. After a day of exploring coming back to a cool breeze and quiet situation was resort enough for me.
06/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
We stayed here on our visit to Yosemite. Everything in the park is okay. The bathrooms and showers, nothing fancy, but clean. Everything is gravel, not much grass anywhere. Everything is dusty, even without wind. Wi-Fi works good. We drove by the petting zoo, and really couldn't stomach the smell. There are lots of tents around, but not in the RV section, which is up a hill, around the store, through the cabins and in the back, which is okay, just don't spin your tires on the loose gravel. The reason I give this place a four is management. We checked in, and the lady working the front desk was friendly. She helped us with information on locations or restaurants, etc. When coming back from eating out, we drove up the graveled hill to our site, the management, pointed at us and gave us a, "hands down" gesture, meaning slow down from 7 miles per hour. We slowed then tried to get up the hill and our tires starting spinning in all the loose gravel. He promptly continued his gestures with a nasty scowl on his face. That was our first experience with the happy people here. Next problem: the things you see on the website aren't as they appear. In the pictures you see lots of green grass, I don't know where this is. Next, the closing of the General Store: before 7:00 p.m. and the pool closes at 8:00 p.m. promptly, at the end of June. Check his hours at his website, pool hours until 10:00 p.m. not so. We questioned the front office, we were told just about word for word, there were no pool hours, the owner closes it when he wants. This was true, the pool had about 20 or so people in it and lots of people around the pool. The owner kicked everyone out as we arrived at 7:55 p.m. It also appears there is a youth camp or group in the lower part of the park close to the laundry facilities: at least 30 or so kids running around unsupervised. When we did laundry 2 of the 4 washers were broken. It is sad as this isn't a bad park. I just wish their website would update with some honest pictures and times for their facilities. If you go through all the rules they try to enforce you would hope they follow them too. Unfortunately they know there is nowhere else to go once you are in their park and that's how we were treated. That cute little guy on their website, is just a poorly painted picture on a board in the park, I think it is supposed to be the owner, but don't expect the smile. We will not be back.
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This place is really close to a 10. The Grand Canyon is right there! Everyone was really nice, things throughout the park well kept. One problem is there were no showers right in Trailer Village they were in Mather campground, no big deal. You don't have to worry about shuttles and waiting, just jump in you car, truck in our case, and go where you want, see what you want, throughout the park. Cable worked fine. Channel 7 was an informative channel about the park and other lodges. We will be back!
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very nice park, the views and activities just about out weigh the negatives. We were all in awe of the giant sequoias. Nice visitors centers and stores, a little higher price, but they are in a National Park. There is a gas station at Stoney Point about 13 miles away. If you have a RV or trailer that is 30 feet or longer it will be difficult to manage the campground itself. There are curbs throughout the Lodgepole campground itself. It is easy to see people have had trouble based on how torn up the curbs are. Once we got backed in everything was fine, I was a little bothered by all the campfires, the smoke just lingers in the campground if there is no breeze. To me this is more of a pop-up trailer or tent campground, but it is the only site I could get in the park and I reserved over 3 months in advance. One last little thing, since there are no hook ups I would like to see the shower facilities open earlier than 8:00 a.m. There was such a back up to get into the showers the wait was up to 8 people. Then the showers closed at 8:00 p.m. And to make it better when I went into the restrooms at the visitors centers, men were using the sinks in the bathrooms to bathe, it was pretty disgusting. I just smelled like campfire for a day or two. But again the magnificence of this park out weighs the bathroom problems.
06/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Very large Park, close to the strip about 2 to 3 miles. Staff surprisingly friendly based on how large this place is. Two separate pools, one open to everyone, and another pool dedicated to adults only, 18 and up - nice touch. It's hard to believe this place is in the middle of 110 degree heat with all the vegetation around. Sites have a little manicured tuft of grass with picnic table. Hook-ups nice and neat, no rusty, leaning, leaking hook-ups. Lots of security walking around throughout the day. There were restaurants and bars in the park, I used the bar for a drink by the pool, it was hot. It is Vegas so keep that in mind, but not too much craziness going on. They did have internet but for 5-6.00 a day I didn't use it.
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice, friendly staff in this KOA. No problems at all. We stopped in on our way to California. We've been here before and will come again on our way through New Mexico. The breakfast in the morning is tasty. A nice change is the bathrooms and showers have been reworked completely, ALL NEW. Close to Sandia Mountain range and casino.
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
I've been here before, everything was pretty much the same: The Texas Show was great, the meal before the show was presented by a new caterer - delicious! Of course it was hot, our meters read 106 degrees during the hottest parts of the day. I would rank this higher however the electricity in the canyon surged this day. In our last stay there was no problem. This time we could not run our AC at 106 degrees without tripping a breaker, we even changed sites. This is our third 5th wheel and it is new, so we thought it might be our breakers, we had things checked by a mobile tech and he said he had been to the canyon many times to only report of surging voltage in the canyon. When we moved sites the same thing happened again. Luckily we had our generator with us for a place another park on our way to California, which we are at now. We have stayed in Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Sequoia National Park and now Yosemite without this trouble. In Vegas it was 110 degrees, AC running all day without a trip. So it is without a doubt an electrical problem in the park on hot, crowded days. Overall the park is a really fun place to visit, lots of CCC history.
05/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here a couple of nights while picking up our new 5th wheel. Park host/owner very friendly. Berry Springs is off I-35, close to other toll roads, shopping, grocery, etc. Crestview RV just built a new dealership about 2 miles up the road, lots of parts, service etc. Austin 35 miles away. Waco about an hour and a half. All sites are fine gravel. I've seen other reviews about them not being level. Apparently they have gone through and worked on the sites. They are adding about 35 - 40 new sites. All hookups are close together, and new. No rusty pipes or old electrical outlets. Showers were clean, tiled , no group showers. For now Laundry is FREE. It's no resort but if your stopping through or are on business it's a very nice stop over. I used to live in Georgetown, back in the 1970s - 80s and judging by the way this town is growing this park will right in the middle of some major happenings in the next few years.
04/2008
rating [ 2/10 ]
We've stayed here on numerous occasions without a problem. I usually reserve online. KOA has an easy to use website for information and reservations. You pick your KOA, a list of sites within the park comes up for you to reserve at that specific park. Notice some do have lower prices. I usually go for the most comfort, large sites, cable, Wi-Fi etc. So I do my thing, reserve my site pull through site a month in advance and get there. This site per the reservation has cable, and accessible to Wi-Fi. The Month goes by and we arrived, "Sorry no pull throughs available". They said they only had back in sites without cable and no Wi-Fi. I complained about the price difference I paid for when reserving. Words from their mouth, "there is no difference in price anywhere in the park". I was kind of taken back by the poor attitude of the clerk, maybe he wasn't supposed to be their that day? Anyways, I keep my cool, explained the situation, showed them the printout from the KOA website, he was also staring at it on his computer screen. We had to stay, we were in San Antonio for a concert, we didn't have time to find a new place, etc. We got the crummiest site I've reviewed. Low hanging branches, un-mowed, very narrow, no cable, no Wi-Fi acceptability's. I complained to KOA online and they sent me a letter to file a formal complaint, whatever that means. I realize San Antonio is a good sized city, things can happened, human error is part of life, but come on KOA a little respect would be nice.
03/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We really enjoyed this park. I see a lot of negative reviews which I don't completely understand. The name of the park implies, "there will be lots of children around" and there are. My wife and I are teachers and we have a 14 and 11 year old, so being around kiddos was not a problem. WiFi is good and FREE! I'm using it right now. It looks like the showers and restrooms in our area have been nicely renovated, not just a fresh coat of paint but re-tiled, new doors, new paint, etc. basically gutted then rebuilt. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. If you don't find this staff friendly...you're probably not a person the plays well with others. They delivered and unloaded firewood. We did a crawfish boil last night. We ordered crawfish from a Louisiana based company on the web with FedEx delivery, the staff delivered them to our site when they arrived. Some have complained about sites being close together, but if you've been RVing for a while this is nothing new to family parks. Basically this is a family park, all activity are children based. A list of activities is available everyday, again all child based. There is a game room, bike and cart rentals, two pools - indoor and out - both were very clean. Everything has a "Yogi" theme. So if you're the type of person that enjoys coming to websites like this and complaining about kids in the pool, kids in the game room, too many kids in the park this place is for you, you'll have a lot to complain about, so be forewarned this is a FAMILY based park, and they work hard to keep it that way. We loved it. Did I mention is about 13 miles from New Braunfels, 3 miles form Canyon Lake, 1 mile from the Guadalupe River and a few miles from San Antonio and the River Walk. We are going to the Witte Museum in San Antonio to see the Body's Exhibit, it is not the same Exhibit that was in New York, but similar. So all you complainers out there...get out of your RV and do something for a change. SEE YA!!
03/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice spread-out park. We stayed at the upper part of the park, close to the office, very long spaces. We didn't do a lot at the park due to the weather, it rained both days we were there. Staff friendly/helpful. Close to many major stores and small shops. Some spaces close together. There are other facilities: fishing, BBQ, baseball fields, etc. but it rained so we didn't really use the park...WE SHOPPED, which there is not shortage of doing in the area.
10/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
We've been here a few times, we also have the state parks membership. Close to Austin, lots of nature around, some of the sites are difficult to back-in if your rv is 30 or more feet long, but doable. Always lots of wildlife, accommodating staff. We usually stay here if we are going to a UT football game or the Pecan Street Festival is in town. Looking forward to it again.
09/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We went to a High School Football Game in Marble Falls, then were on our way to Brazos Bend State Park. We stayed here one night. It was better than I expected, nice trees, right on Lake Marble Falls. Close to shopping and restaurants. Everything was well kept, paved sites on an incline towards the lake, bbq pits available. It's nice at night to be that close to the lake. Some sites are right one the lake. Restrooms clean, showers clean, everything worked well. We will stay again.
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice park, friendly staff. We only stayed here one night on our way to DC, but we got here early in the day. Laundry sites are large and work well. The pool and swimming lake were refreshing in June. The river was nice, I didn't play much in the river. I tried my luck at their fishing pond or lake with no luck. We stayed at site 129 directly across from the pool and close to the lake. Lots of families around.
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Now this place is interesting. If you have a golf cart, bring it, or you will be in the minority, and it costs $57.00 a day to rent one. We didn't rent one. We stayed on an end site across from the ocean and skateboard area. Nice pools and close to the boardwalk and other touristy areas. Well maintained for it's size. I think I read on a flyer in the park there are 983 RV sites, but before you reach them you'll drive trough 1,000 or so condos/beach homes. If you want to see golf carts: about 9:30 at night there are 100's of them just cruising around the park. This is some weird phenomenon.
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
What can you say about this place. Well kept for a large park. nice large showers and bathrooms. I was surprised to have a fire ring at our site and be able to use it, fajitas were on the grill. While this no New York transportations system it works fairly well. Metro from the Park to DC then train in and back, No problems whatsoever. The pools were crowded but I'm not a pool person, I'm a get relaxed, have a cold beverage in the AC or grill something under the awning then watch a movie type person. Staff was helpful, very large parts store. If you like Italin or pizza there's a place up the street called Mama Lucia, I believe in a strip center next to a local grocery story, Extremely good thin crust pizza, get one load and eat on it for a few days. I will visit this park again.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Friendly, knowledgeable staff, well kept, clean pool, and music in the evenings. Showers were a little small for my taste, but then again I am 6'2" and 250 pounds. Sites kind of close for my taste, we stayed for one night on the way to DC. Restaurants everywhere, Walmart close by.
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very spacious, level pads, lots of shaded area. Lots of kids activities. My wife and daughter rode horses, my son and I played golf. Warning, during our stay, only 9 of the 18 holes were open, but for 18.00 a piece for 18 holes, including cart, you can't beat it. It rained on us almost one full day we were there on our trip to DC. Everything was well kept, a step above other state park restrooms and showers. Two marinas, one state run and one federally run. Close to Hot Springs and numerous restaurants all around.
06/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
We just stopped here on our way to Washington DC. I should have read these reviews a little closer I guess. The sites are extremely close together, and parking is very close quarters to the roads. We are in a 31' 5er, our steps opened out onto the picnic table pad and our slide went out onto our neighbors pad. The whole place is well manicured and restrooms are very well maintained. They say there are no tents allowed, but there's one right up next to the office, albeit a big tent, it is still a tent. This place is well maintained and close to everything, however DO NOT be fooled by their website. The website shows rivers and mountains, you will not see any views at all like the ones on their home page, instead make sure you look at their map on their home page. The sites are that close together. Our site is slanted about 5 to 6 inches from side to side, not too level. So after I backed around the trees, with limbs that need to be trimmed, I could scrapes on the branches that overhang our site and others. I go to enjoy the fun of leveling 5 inches. This may sound a little negative but their website should be a little more honest as well, Also No discounts.
04/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
I love this park, lots of shade. Lots of big area. I've seen people rate this park lower because there is no swimming area. There cannot be a swimming pool or area due to the alligator population in the park. Due some resarch on the park before you go. We saw at least 35-40 alligators in the water and on land. One had to be close to 15'. We've stayed here multiple times. The George Observatory is great, you can see the separation in Saturn's rings. If you are a bird watcher or photographer, which I am, this place is a must. Watch out for heavy traffic weekends, this park attracts lots of youngsters that aren't always supervised. The pads are level with fire rings, and tables, many roads are paved.
01/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We've been to a few KOAs in central Texas and out of Texas. Very friendly staff, typical KOA store. No problems navigating around the park. We spent most of our time in the city and mostly spent nights in the RV. Showers clean as were restrooms. This is very close to the AT&T Center where the Spurs play and where the Rodeos are held.
07/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Wonderful scenery. Easy access to the bottom of the canyon. We pulled a 30' travel trailer. Spacious like most state parks and of course hot, it was July in Texas. Visitors centers, stores, horseback riding, trails, covered picnic tables and fire rings at most sites, although burn ban in effect. We stopped through on our way to New Mexico. The Texas show was pretty darned good, a lot better than I was expecting. I am basically a skeptical person, and was thinking this was going to be a production similar to one a low rate theme park. I was totally incorrect. Very good production, music was good, very entertaining.
05/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Fairly spacious state park. Some sites level enough, others mild to moderate slopes. Surroundings by the lake are very nice and relaxing. There is an in park store and no lack of people in the park from day users to over night users. Some of the older park has some pretty trick turns but nothing unmangable. Try to get here early. I had one heck of a time backing my 30' TT into our space. This is a very popular park and we got there with only 3 total spaces left. Lots of shade in various places, water access is everywhere. We did a 24 hour canoe rental and canoed to different areas including parks and swimming areas. Overall above average state park.
07/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
Very well kept KOA. Large flat spaces, lever with a little grass in each spot and picnic tables. If your AC doesn't work don't go here, by 11:00 it is close to 100 degrees and stays in the 100's until past 6:00 p.m. Swimming pool refreshing, Internet signal strong. My kids enjoyed watching all the road runners and cotton tails. Many pull through sites.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very nice park, exceptionally clean facilities, well taken care of. Internet signal strong, and uninterupted while we were there. Close to Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino. Close to shopping area, nice change in climate from Santa Fe and Albuquerque in July. Many pull through sites like advertised, with fire brick firepits, trees, lots of space in the middle area of the park, however we were next to a fence backing up to a barn, with absolutley no room for anything, all gravel and fairly level. An example of the room we had: There was no place to park behind my 30'travel trailer, so I had to pull up kind of at an angle next to it, move the picnic table way back to the end of the space. At this point our truck was 1/2 way under our awning, about 5' bewteen the truck on the TT to walk. The park looks nice just make sure you don't get put into a small back in site.
07/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
General KOA. Nice, hard working staff they always appeared to be on the move. It is directly off the highway, I have read some people complain about highway noise, I heard none. I may be bothersome if you were in a tent. Nice pool, closed a little early though, pool closed at 8:00 with still an hour of daylight left. Sites are average for a KOA, not too close, but close enough to where you definitely had to speak to your neighbor, if you wanted to or not. Sites had picnic tables, fairly level on pea gravel. Free pancakes mornings, with sides at extra prices. My wife picked up pancakes for the myself and the kids while I made the rest. The initial reaction when we pulled in was kind of scary. The surrounding area looks questionable, to me, but once in and settle there were no problems.
04/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
This has to be the cleanest place I have stayed. Restrooms and showers were separated and air conditioned, no shower curtains, each shower had glass doors, and very spacious, like being at home. Pool is small and refreshing, but Marina Bay is not too large so it wasn't crowded, and it was very clean. Close to the Boardwalk, I ate crawfish at Joe's twice and throughly enjoyed the rest of the Boardwalk day and night. Wireless connection was good, staff friendly and helpful. We stayed in a pull through with a 30' travel trailer, with more than enough room. All concrete pads with well manicured St. Augustine grass at each sight. Very level, and staff attentive to cleanliness.
03/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very helpful staff, clean facilities. We arrived to a pull through sight, we have a 30' Jayco Travel Trailer. Trash pick up at your sight everyday. Pool was closed when we were there. Hey just a few miles away from Lukenbach, nice little area to hang out, enjoy a few beverages and listen to some music. Wireless signal was good for us. Our sight had a picnic table, which I think most did. Tent campers are located on the outskirts of the park. Very close to stores, restaurants, etc.
06/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
We are actually staying here while I am writing this review. There are many sites here, though mostly narrow and due to the lack of rain it is very, very dusty. Everything we have outside, like chairs, tables, grills etc. have a fine coat of dust. Staff is helpful and friendly, and wireless internet is helpful to find local attractions and stores. There are a couple of Walmart's with in 15 to 25 miles away. The intown grocery store is well stocked. Get here early, on a Thursday if possible. We came in on Thursday and by Friday evening this place was packed, probably not to capacity because this place has numerous spaces, but by viewing the spaces left, I wouldn't want them. The pool is adequate, lots of river access although I did not see one person canoeing, or swimming in the river, maybe because a lot of the river access I saw had high weeds and lots of eroded banks. Most of the river bank area and river access looks to be accessible by primitive tent campers. Judging by all the fire rings and beer cans on the river's edge that area can get packed as well. We didn't see many tent campers as it is over 100 degrees everyday and very dusty at this time of the year. I know this sounds kind of negative but over all I give this place a 5 out of 10. The sites are somewhat level and mowed, but I prefer a solid pad. Showers are okay, restroom are okay as well, they were clean enough just a little old. There are quite a few cabin rentals, if you can call all of them cabins, some nothing more than an extremely large trailer house with 5 or 6 front doors. Many rigs here are permanent, weeds growing around them, stuff stuck in nooks and crannies around their sites. To sum it up this place is kind of like a summer camp like it used to be in the 1920s, not a resort. It would be a great place for kids to run around and be kids if they took reservations, this place is crammed with cars and tighter than sardines right now, cars everywhere, lots of motorhomes have multiple visitors with multiple cars. So if ya like hot weather, dust and lots of kids running through your space, albeit friendly kids, this is the summer place for you.
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