The person who posted and reviewed this park with a 3 in March, has an opposite opinion than mine. The train does not wrap around the park and the horn does not blow anymore. Most people abide by the speed rules, but you do have those that don't abide by highway rules either. In some instances, I've noticed a camp golf cart take off after a speeder if they can get to them in time. The helpers in the office almost went overboard in their helpfulness and good spirit: a lot different from other parks we've stayed in, where you hardly get a smile. You can see the golf carts constantly out inspecting the sites and, since they are a very busy park, I can't imagine anyone expecting the office staff to be out and about as they are probably busy checking in, making reservations and helping customers with information on shows and restaurants in Branson. The bathrooms are some of the cleanest I have seen anywhere. So if March 2013 Rating of 3 had a bad time, they probably do anywhere.
Shame on the person's review who stayed here in August 2011. We were here for the month of August, first by accident, then by choice. Our site was spacious and everything worked like it should, including the Wi-Fi. The owner was friendly and only stern with those that took advantage or didn't follow the rules. If you have a precious little dog that only you can stand, it's on you.
Maybe we're just campground snobs, but this is one of the worst we have stayed in. This particular campground helped us to make a decision not to listen to the rvreviews website. I also have to complain to Trailer Life for sending representatives that gave this place a 9/9.5*/10 rating. The only river sites available are also the only big rig sites. Our 37' 5th wheel barely made it on the spot we were given #144. It looks on the CG's map as if all sites are the same size. And I don't know what's wrong with the folks who posted on this site that gave this park a 9 rating. We don't have kids or pets so no issues there. The only reason I gave this a 5 is for the efficiency and friendliness of the hosts.
We stayed at Jim and Mary's for 3 weeks. It was a pleasant stay. We were disappointed that they advertise trees, when there were 2 rows of NO trees and that's the site we got. The permanent residents have the treed lane. The laundry facilities were scant for the amount of campers that came in and out of this campground: 4 washers, 4 dryers and was very small. Pretty flowers, but this seems to be the main concern of the workkampers and owners. We would stay here again mostly because there are only 2 other campgrounds in Missoula and they get a much lesser rating.
When we got to our site, our first thought was how soon can we leave. We came past rental storage units to get to our site, we camped amongst permanent residents who kept clean, but crowded sites, the interior roads are paved, and the sites themselves are gravel or grass, we parked next to a motorhome that was on grass with a cab-over camper parked in front of it on the grass (go figure that one). The view of the mountains is so far away you can't tell by taking photos that they are there. The laundry room is magnificent. The park has trees, but that seems to be where they put all the people with kids. Our site, if sitting by itself with no others around it, would get an 8 rating. However, the only plus I could come up with was the laundry so I am being generous by giving it a 5 rating. The other high reviews, you just have to wonder why they experienced such a good time that they would return. If we were desperate, we might stay here again, one night only.
The nightly rate is based on the weekly rate of $175. The sites are spacious and slanted in such a way that you don't look into another RV's windows. Nice green lawn between sites and folks are as friendly as you are. Grounds are well kept and employees are always diligent about keeping it that way. The 2 weeks we have stayed here, very large rigs (mostly motorhomes) have moved in and out of the park. We would stay here again.
We've stayed here twice. Last year in December we were on the perfect river site and didn't want to leave. This year the campground was more crowded and had lots of kids, but there were still sites available without reservations. Our site was in the sun but the breeze off the river really cools things off. We will definitely stay here again. The camp hosts are helpful and full of mischief - very fun.
We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed both. Lake sites are very scenic. Little store has ample supplies and gift shop. We ate at Rhoda's in town - believe me when I say it is a shack/dump, but if you're not scared to step through the front door, you will eat the best food (quirky.) Quite a bit out of the way, but much better than staying at an RV park. We have stayed here once before and would stay again.
CG is clean, well kept and secure. Park rangers patrolled often. Camp hosts were very available if needed. Bathrooms were clean with paved sidewalks from some of the campsites to them. Sites were paved and level and hookups easy to get to. River is too far away for a short jaunt to fish. NO TV reception on antenna. AT&T cell phone at 5 bars. Many campers strolling through CG during day but quiet at night. We enjoyed our stay. Will probably not return, but try other Texas state parks. Variety is spice of life.
We camped in the full service sites. All are pull-thrus and they were not level. We considered this only a good stay for a pass through night. There were several campers that were U-Haul redos in the area that had sewer connections. Kind of tacky. There is no lake view in the full service camping sites. We were here when there were no leaves on the trees so you can imagine in the spring or summer there is absolutely no view. We would not camp here again.
This park had no demerits; therefore, a 10. I usually count down from 10 and there were no negatives. Our site was as level as they come; long enough to hold a large rig plus pickup; right on the lake; sites far enough apart for privacy even though there weren't many trees to separate you (it is the Great Plains.) The hike was just mountainous and rocky enough to be fun. We should have taken a compass, water and map, but you could always see the lake because you could get really high. The park ranger was nice and gave us an interesting short cut to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge - a must see. Then you need to eat at the Meers Store for an interesting experience. The 7" burgers are big enough to halve between 2 people - no kidding. And their peach cobbler with homemade ice cream is supreme. The nearest grocery store for supplies is Hobart, about 20 miles away. We were traveling with another couple in their travel trailer and were the only 2 sites taken in the park. Great if you're in your 60s and don't want to mess with entertaining kids. They do have a playground that looked pretty presentable. The bathrooms were so clean there should be an 11 rating just to accommodate them. And I would have paid $4.00 for the showers they were so clean and set up well. You didn't have to mess with a shower curtain because you had your own private door that you could lock. To each his own.
I guess I'm the fly in the ointment. We came to Blanco State Park to fly fish, as Texas Parks and Wildlife Department releases trout in the Blanco River in December, January and February. There were so many great reviews we found no choice but to book a site in the park. This is a good place to camp if you are only passing through; otherwise, not if you are staying. I gave it a 6 only because it's nice enough for an overnight. The last reviewer was right on with the friendly, helpful staff including park host. The sites are dusty (not paved, mostly asphalt that needs resurfacing) and very skinny between concrete curbs that line the parking space on both sides. The park has more of the feel of a nice RV resort where you have space between the other sites but you are definitely in the mix and can see every other camper. The bathrooms were less than desirable. There is a combination lock for the showers; however, when I started to key in the numbers, the door just pushed open. The shower curtains were very mildewed and only hung from a couple of hooks. The bathroom portion was stifling hot, and the shower room was so cold I couldn't get the water hot fast enough. The shower head needed Teflon tape on it because the water spewed everywhere. When I'm on the road, I like a nice large shower compared to my nice, but small shower in the 5th wheel. We're here for 5 nights and the rest of our showers will be in the trailer. In the winter months you can stay for a month which ties up otherwise nice campsites - I still like the old 2-week rule.
Very private sites with nice concrete pads and quiet. Lot of room between pads. Bathrooms and showers very clean but could have been a little warmer. The hosts seem to be on top of everything keeping it a nice campground to visit. We used to stay at Bastrop State Park, but when we discovered this park through the advice of a friend, it became a much more favorite place to stay. Very easy check-in - you can find your spot, drop your rig and go back and pay. Currently it is under some construction as they are updating the picnic areas and installing sewer sites. That will be great when it is completed. They have a reserved section for 50-amp.
We stayed here and were very comfortable. We were just passing through for one night, but for one of the first times, was comfortable enough with the showers to use them instead of our camper. Very shaded and secluded. We would camp here again. Good AT&T air card service.
We camped in a 31' 5th wheel and there are only a very few sites that would accommodate us. I made reservations on site at Reserve America and it allowed me to reserve site 66 recommended by Frommer's Best RV Campgrounds. My gosh! What a joke! My husband managed to get our trailer into the site but we barely could get out. We immediately went back to the office and found a site that was more conducive to our small 31 footer. The campground has great trash pick up, every hour on the hour. You just put it out next to your campsite. The park, in itself, is very wooded and pretty. Trying not to be snobby, though, when we went through the tent trailer and tent area, it was so crowded that it looked like we were driving through "deer in the headlights with big eyes". Maybe because they couldn't believe they were seeing that huge 31' trailer actually going down that road. We will not camp here again. Even the level paved sites were too close together so it didn't feel as though you were able to enjoy the natural setting.
Not usually being a proponent of city parks, this was a pleasant surprise. You are able to get as close or as far away from others as you want. Hookups included electric, water, cable and sewer. Our AT&T air card worked great and was very fast. We didn't hook up to cable because we received 14 digital channels - everything we needed. It is a very quiet cg and we felt very comfortable. We had plenty of room. We took our chances and checked in about 2:00 pm and so didn't have problems with reservations and got the site we wanted.
There were few campers in the older section. We camped in Site 13 and it is beautiful with the lake in our sights from both sides of the trailer's windows. For beauty, this would be a 9. For the bathrooms, it is a 5. They are old but clean. None of the doors in the womens restroom locked; therefore, they swung open while you were there. The showers had doors for privacy and to put your towel and clean clothes. There were also shower curtains that separated the area so your dry clothes didn't get wet. We were here for 1 night passing through and have stayed here before just passing through. I'm not sure if I would stay here several days. The camp store was closed both this time and the last time we stayed here in February.
Very shaded. Easy to hook up and set up. We stayed in Site 14 and it was very secluded, which we like. Hurricane Ike came through the state a couple of weeks ago, so the mosquitoes were thick, hungry and feeding. Probably any other time, there would not be this problem. We didn't check out the restrooms because it was too dangerous to go outside. We were here only overnight. Only 10 miles out of Bastrop and we saw several restaurants that looked interesting.
We had reservations for 5 nights and only stayed 2. When we decided to leave there wasn't anyone around to let know we were vacating our site. We parked on an outside pull through and discovered it didn't have hookups so had to move to a site with less view. No view of the lake. Far view of the mountains. Very windy with no vegetation of any kind to break the wind. We would definitely not stay here again.
The campsites are very well developed with very wide spaces and privacy supplied by retainer walls built with railroad ties. It was hard to pick out the prettiest site. The picnic area is as nice as anyone would want their own patio to be. Even though it was March and it snowed, there were some tent campers there and it surprised us that they stayed. But the park is designed in such a way you can set your tent to be away from the elements. The hotel, restaurant, and gift shop at the top of the mountain are beautiful. We loved this state park and we're from Texas!
This place is very heavily shaded. Very pretty landscaping. Not your typical private campground in that the RVs are not side by side. They are mostly pull through sites that sit at different angles and you never feel like you are right next to the next campsite. They have quite a few yearly customers and you cannot tell the difference in them and the overnighters. Except, their "yards" are full of flowers and special decorations, all well done. We are mostly state and national park fans, and there is a state park close by, but we would rather stay at Treetops when we come in this direction. Close to every kind of shopping available, and exceptionally quiet. Very nice pool.
Unless you have a boat and be on the water, never camp here in the summer. It's Texas and it's hot! Only 8 sites on the lake and some of them don't have a view. No reason to camp here unless you are here to fish. Some, but rare, shaded spots. Most of the picnic tables are in the sun. Overall, not a good experience - would not stay here again. Much prettier state parks on lakes in Texas.