This is a nice overnight park. It is close enough to the interstate for quick access, but far enough away so that you don't hear the traffic noise. Staff was very friendly, and it seemed like a nice atmosphere (kids playing, folks talking, etc.). Showers were a little cramped, but overall I would give this park a thumbs up.
Pretty nice layout, but this campground was pretty deserted when I stayed there. Since you had to drive by another RV park to get to the KOA, maybe that park took most of the overnight traffic. Main complaint was an abundance of "please don't" signs. Please don't dye your hair in the sink; please don't turn off the speakers in the restroom; please don't leave the restroom without flushing, etc. I felt like a little kid in 1st grade!! Take some of these signs away, and the atmosphere would improve.
Excellent restrooms,some of the best we have seen! Overall, nice campground with very level sites. Not many trees, so shade is very limited. This campground is 16 miles north of Carlsbad, and the caverns are 30 miles south of town, so be advised that it will be a long drive to the caverns. Also, pool was small for the number of campers present. We left the pool area due to numerous unruly unsupervised teens. However, we still enjoyed our time here, and would recommend it for short or overnight visits.
Nice park in town. Excellent for overnight stays in town. Sites are paved and very level, which helps with quick set-up. Water and sewer hook-ups are not close together, so have a couple of hoses ready for your water hook-up. Owners are on-site and accessible, so you feel a nice family prescense. Overall, thumbs up!
Best campground we have ever visited. We have three kids, and they were kept busy with activities throughout our visit. only 5 miles from Mount Rushmore, and the drive to the park was very scenic. Gift shop and store were stocked well, which prevented trips to the small towns nearby. One tip. Camp in the valley, as the hillside sites are a bit unlevel, which makes set-up a little challenging. Overall, we loved it!
Nice park very close to Garden of the Gods and Manitou Springs. Short drive to Pikes Peak as well. Park was in excellent shape. One of the best we have seen so far. Only two areas of constructive feedback would be the gift shop (very limited, which meant you needed to drive to a local store to get anything), and the dirt base of some sites (instead of the gravel base of most sites). We stayed here twice in a two week period, and specifically requested a gravel site on our 2nd visit. We usually stay in KOAs, and could notice that the staff was less friendly than what we see at the KOAs. However, this is an excellent site overall, and I would use it again as a base camp for my time in Colorado Springs.
Park was nice stop-over for our two week trip to the northern US. Campsites are very level, and the restrooms were in really nice shape. Pool was nice break from the 100 degree weather! The trip to the campground was a little interesting, in that you have to pass a few "adult entertainment" venues, so we needed to explain what "XXX" meant to the kids. That was fun!! Overall, I would stay there again for a short visit.
From the name of the campground, you would think that you could have some "river fun" here, but the water facilities are very limited. This campground is more suited to retirees than families, so take that under consideration. All of the facilities were clean, well kept and close to the campsites. Very nice for "Winter Texans" (I would rate it 10 out of 10) but not so great for families with kid (hence, my lower rating).
Probably the best State Park camping facilities in Texas. New restrooms that are kept very clean, shady spots near the river, and good support facilities within the campground are some of the highlights. Just realize that this State Park is far removed from any town with grocery stores, etc. when you arrive, as driving into town to pick up a forgotten item will be a road-trip. Also, no cell coverage in this area. Overall, we loved our stay and playing in the Frio River and hiking the trails was so much fun!!
For a state park, this facility is not at the top of our list. We have visited Garner SP and Inks Lake SP recently, and would rate those parks much higher on our list. The main concern is with limited facilities. Very limited showers, and the cleanliness of the restrooms is questionable. This is mainly due to the fact that the campground is very close to the daily public use areas for this SP, so the restrooms get a ton of traffic. Nice lake for fishing and boating. If they improve the bathrooms, we may head back.
We loved this park. Very close to the Gulf (just walk across the boardwalk), and also close to Port Aransas, so it was very easy to run into town for a nice seafood dinner. The park is extremely clean, everyone is very helpful, and there are plenty of facilities for all campers. We would highly recommend this facility for anyone visiting the Texas coast. By the way, you can drive on the beach in Port Aransas, so many campers bring their "beach carts" to drive back and forth to the beach from their trailers.
If you know what you are getting with this park, it is a nice value. It is surrounded on two sides by the bay, and the views are great. Also close to the Corpus Christi beaches, the Lex, the Aquarium, and the minor league ballpark, so sight-seeing is very easy. We enjoyed our time there, and would return for short weekend visits. The shower facilities are limited (only 1), but if you have a self-contained unit, then that is not a concern.