Lake Livingston State Park is one of our regular visits. During the school year it is hard to head out on a Friday, drive 2-3 hours and then setup in the dark for a weekend camping trip. Lake Livingston is just over an hour from our house and has lots to offer. They recently rebuilt one of the camping loops to where now this is one of the few state parks in Texas that have Full Hookups. Not all loops have Full Hookups but a couple do.
Like most state parks in Texas the sites here are large and offer a lot of shade. Each site will have a table and a fire ring. There are tons of hiking trails and geocaches throughout the park. It is also close to shops in town so that if you forget something you are only about 15 minutes from a Walmart. There is a shop on site that has most of the essentials.
We love this park because we can be at it in just over an hour from Houston. It makes it a great weekend camping choice. The RV sites are water and electric only. Some of the sites are level but some need some serious leveling work to be done. One of the sites we stayed at required 4 blocks on one side to level it. That will test a marriage :-P. Most of the sites are very shaded which really helps during the summer.
There are miles of trails and several geocaches throughout the park. Which will give hours of entertainment. There is wildlife all over the place. We have a couple food buckets that we keep chips etc in outside so the kids don’t have to go in and out of the camper to get. I have woken up to footprints on the bucket so the raccoons were obviously trying to figure out how to get to the goodies. The park also will run a couple of events per day with the rangers for education. As you can see from the pictures that I am posting there are horseback riding activities but that costs extra. Also, we have heard rumors that the company that did it has pulled out of the park. I hope not because that is something we typically did as my girls really love doing it.
The title of this review isn’t meant to be a slam on the park. It is actually a nice park. However, we were in Kemah for the boardwalk and other activities. We didn’t seek out this park for it’s amenities but more for the location to the Boardwalk.
There are more full timers here than weekend visitors but things are well taken care of. The bathrooms and the showers are very clean and are tiled. The sites are RV park tight but that is to be expected. There are some sites on the bay as well as back in and pull through sites. They are all level and the park is well maintained. Getting there the first time is a tad shaky. As you pull in, natural inclination is to go to the right … which is wrong. You have to go left to be able to hit the sites correctly. We ended up having to make a loop around the park, leave, go down the block and come back in. Not horrible but annoying.
They have an adult pool and a family pool. The adult part of the pool rule wasn’t enforced because when I walked over to it there were several families in the pool. The family pool was completely empty so we just went over there. There isn’t any shade so it makes it hot during the summer with all of the concrete etc reflecting the sunlight back on you camper.
This is a nice RV park - the sites are close together but they are level and give you full hook ups. There are multiple pools, putt putt golf and a lazy river. Be sure to grab your spot next to the lazy river early in the day if you are wanting to stay all day. There are a few umbrellas but you can bring your own easy up shade tent.
The park runs activities all day for the kids but most are already engaged in one of the pools. We went with another family and got sites that faced each other. Made things really helpful and gave us a little more space than normal.
The gulf side of the beach is a short drive away. You can walk it but you have to cross a busy two lane highway which I wouldn’t recommend. When we were there they were making a path to the bay side of the beach to make it easier to get to.
We have been here twice and will certainly come back again.
This is a park that we have been to multiple times. It is beautiful. The RV sites are Water and Electric only. There are primitive sites as well as water only for tent camping. The sites are large and there is wildlife everywhere. In my pictures you will see we had a deer walk right into our site several times. There are tons of trails and geocaches around the park. Make sure you hike down to the falls and wander up and down the river. There are tons of small alcoves that are private and make for beautiful pictures.
This is smaller state park but it has everything you need. Larger sites, lots of shade and a cool river to swim in. There aren’t much in the way of hiking trails but to soothe your ills just walk down to the Blanco river and hang out in a tube or just swim. The sites all have a covered table which is really nice during the summer. There is a rock walled area that is the “kiddie pool” area that is really nice to relax in. I would also recommend heading into town and checking out the town square. There are lots of fun little shops.
This is just flat out a beautiful, no frills park. It is water and electric only. There are some primitive sites but there are not full hookups. The sites along the water give amazing sunset and sunrise views. Our site was right on the water allowing us to fish from our spot. There aren’t any activities and there aren’t a lot of trails but there is tons of wildlife. You will see large groups of deer, turkey etc just wandering around.
I would give this a 4.5 if possible but that isn’t an option so I rounded up to not ding the campground as much. We stayed in RV5, which is a pull through. The sites are a little tight but they are what you would expect at an RV park. The staff is excellent. There are a lot of activities. We were here for 4 days and none of us could get the WiFi to connect. The WiFi is my biggest gripe with the campground. We are on AT&T and were able to use use data without any issues. The bathrooms by the office at the best. We will definitely be back.
The sites are very packed together. We ended up in a site facing another camper. We both had to adjust where we were parked so that we could each extend our awnings. The sites are level but you don’t come here for the sites - its the water park or for the activities in the Hill Country. The back in sites at the back of the park actually give you the most room.
There are tons of activities for the kids and adults alike.
Our family has made Garner an annual trip at Spring Break. The park has TONS of activities for everyone - hiking, swimming, fishing, kayaking, dancing - yes I said dancing. At the pavilion around 830pm on the weekends they have a dance. A hike up Old Baldy is a must. It’s a workout but the views are well worth it. The RV sites are mostly level. The park is Water and Electric only but there are plenty of dump stations.
Great park. The trails are very basic but are fun to ride bikes on or go hiking. The RV sites are pull through with full hookups. The sites are large and have plenty of room to enjoy nature. The kids love just riding off on their bikes and exploring the park. We come to this park about twice a year as its a great park near Houston for a quick getaway weekend.
We are in site 17. A little uneven but pull through and lots of shade around the fire pit. Mission is beautiful. For being a small park they have several activities.
I would recommend going into town and checking out all of the shops. There are a lot of eclectic items for sale.