We stayed at the park during the Goliad Flotilla. The paddling trail is very nice and a shuttle service was offered during this event. No shuttle is generally available, so two vehicles would be required to paddle the trail. We didn't get full hookups and therefore could not camp in the Karankawa campground. We were directed to the Jacales campground by the ranger. It is basically a parking lot, which was a real disappointment. I would have paid extra for the full hookups if I had known, even though we don't need sewer. Staff was very friendly. Multiple historical sites nearby. The town has some nice restaurants and a few shops.
Great location for exploring the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. It is 15 minutes east of Gatlinburg, so it is close enough to explore the town and the Sugarlands visitor center, but you really feel that you are out in the woods. We were in a large wooded site near the creek, which felt more like a park campground than the typical RV parking lot. The staff was very friendly. There is a convenience store and laundry on site and there is a large grocery store on the way to Gatlinburg.
We stayed in site 34 for one night on our way to the Smokey's. Very clean, freshly paved roads, level concrete pads. We had a wonderful deck with a view of the lake. I would love to return and spend a few more days. The park was basically empty on Sunday, perhaps because it just reopened after renovations.
The park is very scenic, situated in a canyon. The wildflowers were abundant. We saw many different bird species and a deer. The park was full of mountain bikers enjoying the hills. Rehearsals for "Texas" were going on at night, but we didn't get to stay for a performance. It had the usual problems of Texas State Parks with lack of funding for maintenance. The dump stations were both backed up with sewage. Staff were very helpful and friendly.
This park is under new management and has been cleaned up and improved. Very nicely landscaped and very clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The park is located close to Pike's Peak, the Garden of the Gods Park and other points of interest in the Colorado Springs area. While it is wooded and nicely landscaped, it is a urban park. The sites are rather close together.