Jackie R.

Pro

Lampasas, TX

Joined November 2020

Good family friendly park

This park was close to a local event we wanted to attend, and we were very happy with it and will definitely go back. The first row is all pull through sites with full hookups, although we do have a shorter trailer (24’) and I’m not sure how much luck you would have with a truly big one. Most sites had a stone or wood picnic table, shady trees, and a fire ring. We saw a deer, squirrels, and even a herd of blackbuck antelope. Our particular site was number 121 and it had a feral cat shelter, which we saw several of the cats and one caretaker stop by. There are hiking trails and the park itself is minutes from many nearby attractions. My husband checked out the camp bathrooms for me for this review and he said they were smaller but clean and acceptable.

Overall a comfortable little park, sites not overcrowded together, and reasonably priced. Good job Kerrville.

Would go back

We stayed here twice 10 days apart in December since it was convenient incident to a longer trip. Our first site was in Oak Grove which I thought was much superior to Pecan Grove, site-wise. Pecan Grove 66 was by some nice warm clean bathrooms and showers but the site was up a steep slant and was just barely long enough for our 24 foot trailer. The park host came by and checked on us which was kind. Both sites had oak tree shade and picnic tables and were paved with asphalt.

Sites are electric and have water and 50/30 but no sewer. There’s a simple dump station.

There was a burn ban on but you could definitely smell wood fires both nights.

Small playground, easy hiking trails, and plenty of birds and nature walks. In the summer they have a pool which looked like it would be really nice. Not far from Abilene, we visited the zoo there.

Comfortable safe overnight stop

We went in the winter so can’t comment on the pools or anything like that. But it was fine for a quick overnight stop. We got a AAA discount which was nice. Checked in late which was no problem at all and the staff was accommodating. It did smell a bit like cows so I guess there’s probably a feed lot somewhere nearby.

The site was HUGE and flat and paved in concrete. A reasonably clean bathroom and laundry room was adjacent in one of the several restrooms scattered around. Men’s room closest was closed. There’s a small gift shop up front with Texas themed items and a few rv supplies. It’s also only a very short ride to the Cadillac Ranch.

It’s one of those parks where all the campers are close to each other and lined up in long rows and of course Amarillo is flat flat flat with few trees so it isn’t very picturesque. I think they have well over 100 sites. I spotted many full time residents.

Would I stay here again? Possibly. It isn’t a destination all by itself but it was very convenient.

Comfortable RV park

My relatives live in nearby Trinidad, Pueblo, and Colorado Springs. This site is convenient to all three. We wanted to stay at the state park in Trinidad and in the summer, we definitely would do that. But it’s December and it’s cold and this park has full hookups unlike the state park (electric only). And we are staying for a week. We picked a spot near the building with bathrooms but on arrival we were told that building was closed so we ended up being at one of the furthest spots from the office (which also has bathrooms and showers). Their website says that they “are open and fully functional” and we would have chosen a spot closer to the office building if the closed bathrooms were indicated. I told the check in lady this at check in and she didn’t have anything to say, didn’t offer us a closer spot, and the website still doesn’t mention the closed facilities five days later.

The site 6E has a sewer hookup that is fairly far from the electric and we needed our 20 foot sewer hose to reach it. It’s on a slight uphill slant so some creative engineering was required to dump. The water was frozen at our site because the provided heat tape wasn’t functioning. I had to re-tape it with some heat tape I brought and it thawed out and has worked fine all the other nights. The neighboring site (empty) was not frozen. Bad luck. The only dumpster is near the office and it’s a long walk and was very full one day.

That aside, the park is good for our needs. The office bathrooms have a code and are clean with hot showers and very few people using them. That’s one of the best parts of this park. I’ve included a couple photos for your reference. WiFi works fine. Can’t get the cable to work but that’s probably me. There’s also a nice playground and some interesting looking cabins in various styles. Since it’s December, it has snowed and it is beautiful. The sites aren’t very busy in December so we’ve had quiet neighbors. Some people look to be full time but the sites are clean and uncluttered. The park feels safe and while it isn’t very close to any shopping except a couple of gas stations, and is surrounded by fields on this side and the highway in front, the isolation keeps it quiet and pleasant compared to some other parks we saw in neighboring cities. Very dog friendly and most dog owners keep their dogs on leash and the off leash ones were supervised well. Easy access to Trinidad (check out Purgatoire River Trading Co for some cool shopping, also the town has great artwork), Pueblo (about 30 minutes away), and Colorado Springs.

Hackberry campground review

The scenery is spectacular top notch amazing. Must be seen to be believed. It was cold (being December) and the stars shone so clear and bright.

The sites in Hackberry are difficult for newer people to back into, with narrow roads and angled sites with trees and bollards aplenty. Major frustration here. There were some pull through sites but all were marked reserved— however maybe only one was actually even occupied. Perhaps COVID related but perhaps not.

There were tent campers in many of the sites. Deer were eating their food. Several tent campers had large dogs that were roaming loose.

Bathrooms smell due to being some sort of unusual plumbing (no sewer) but are recently remodeled (no mirrors installed yet). We winter camped and they were very warm and with hot clean showers.

Steep grade of 10% to enter the park itself. No full hookups.

Convenient and pleasant

Sites are close together, gravel, and not all are level. There are also extreme amounts of painful grass burrs in the lower camp area. But there’s also a beautiful dog park, butterfly garden, rustling trees, wide roads for waking, and the staff were pleasant and helpful. Very convenient short drive to downtown Fredericksburg and many wineries. It’s also fun to watch the airplanes at the nearby airport. Family and dog friendly. We would go back.

Nice lake views and quiet campsite

We are a small family with dogs and camp primarily on weekends. The road to the campsite is full of potholes. Once there, the campsite was quiet and comfortable. No hiking nearby but nice views of the lake and a marina full of interesting houseboats; some boats in the morning are loud out on the lake. Not too many obvious long term people, neat campsites. Plenty of people fishing. We stayed in A68 but I think the sites at the end would be better so far as lake views. Bathrooms could be cleaner. Some fire ants but it’s Texas. Saw plenty of wildlife (raccoon, skunks, deer, toad, waterbirds). Short drive to Waco and the Mammoth National Monument (which has RV parking).