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Jessica C.
Buffalo, NY
Joined August 2018
Fine for overnight parking, but don’t plan a week here.

This is basically a large parking lot with a boat launch, surrounded by a smattering of trees and picnic tables right in the center of Granbury. We ran into a few questionable characters and the boat launch is extremely popular so it was quite loud. That said, it wasn’t an entirely unpleasant stay- it is free and they do have bathrooms available. It was also very busy, but a few police cars did patrol the area so we felt safe for the most part.

Top notch RV resort.

It is almost exactly what you’d expect and want. A pricey place to stay, but very close to downtown San Antonio with all the amenities and services you would expect to find and a high end RV resort. Laundry, a dog park, free WiFi, large paved roads and well spaced sites. Showers were in great shape and staff were incredibly friendly. If you have the cash and want to be close to downtown, this is the place!

Nice find for a free spot!

This campground is a little bit in the middle of nowhere, but it is free! There are water spigots scattered through the park and a flush toilet nearby. Not very many sites though, so arrive early as they’re not reservable. And if you use solar to boondocks, be aware that many of the sites are full shade.

Location, location, location

This campground is run by a lovely older gentleman who only does reservations over the phone. The park is a lot of seasonal, but there are a number of spots available for travelers. It’s a tight fit around the solitary loop and would probably be difficult with a big rig. But we paid $45 a night to be within walking distance of 6th street and much of downtown. Worth it for that alone. (Also, I can’t comment on the showers and I couldn’t get the code for the ancient lock on the women’s door to open, but I was told the men’s room was in a bit of a state of disrepair).

It's all about the location.

This park is essentially a gravel lot with full RV hookups. That said, you're paying roughly $30 a night to be about ten minutes by car from the French Quarter. It's a $8 Uber ride in non peak times, and for that nightly rate you really can't beat it. Park owners are lovely, kind people and they allow, if not encourage, bringing pets!

Beautiful, but a tight squeeze.

This place has an amazing Beach area and is really well manicured with great walking paths and boardwalks. However, they do pack you in like sardines here. We camp in a 20 foot camper van and we felt large and bulky trying to get into our spot. At $41 a night it's not incredibly cheap, but it is a great location if you want to explore Burlington.

Gem of a park in Upstate NY

We come here every summer. This park is massive with two distinct zones in the park and over a dozen individual campground loops. There's also two beaches, over a dozen hiking trails, a restaurant, camp stores, a dump station, and more. Note that on the Quaker side of the park, there is very limited cell service, and that many of the cabins do not have running water inside.

The springs are gorgeous!

Come here in the summer when it's good swimming weather! The springs here are gorgeous and the swimming area is large. We came in the winter and it was a bit cold to swim, but there are plenty of boardwalks around the rec side of the park to tour the sights. The campground is about a 15 minute walk away from the springs on a well cleared and marked trail through the woods. We had full hookups at a pretty affordable price, especially for Florida. The campground is pretty large, albeit a bit disorganized, and they state many times in the regulations that no alcohol is allowed. So, come for a few nights when it's warm to take advantage of the beautiful water, and save the beer & BBQ cookouts for a different campground.

Great secluded sites, but close to the highway.

RV sites are surrounded by brush and palm trees - very private feeling! Bath houses are in good shape and we'll kept. Park is pretty small, the central bathhouse is less than a minutes walk from most RV sites. A couple basic hiking trails around the park and a boat launch for kayaks and canoes, but not a whole lot else to do. Plus the park is right off the highway which can be a bit noisy. Overall, an okay stop for a night or two, but don't plan a week here.

Pleasant area. Book far in advance!

There are limited options for affordable camping in this part of Florida, so plan to book your stay here a while in advance as it fills up. We are lucky to snag two nights here on our way to Miami. Lots of hiking options and some really nice views. The RV park has full hookups and is almost completely filled with older adult campers high end big rigs. Clean facilities and level sites though.

Nice little wooded campground

We arrived late and left early here, but our overnight was pleasant. Large sites, plenty of room for big rigs. Lots of little hiking trails and a pool. Very prompt with checkout here - someone came by a half an hour before we left to be sure we would be leaving. Overall, a pleasant spot that I'd be happy to return to.

Affordable but unremarkable

The biggest draw with this place is the price - it's pretty cheap for a Florida State park. But it's basically a large field with a small lake in the middle, and campsites scattered around it. No hiking or activities or anything. That said, it was well kept and made for a fine overnight stop for us on our way to Tampa.

Nice park, if a bit crowded

We went in the middle of the busy season, so a packed campground is to be expected. But the sites on our side of the park were pretty close together, so there was no hiding it. Well kept park as many of the Florida State parks are, with several hiking trail options as well as a lake. Clean bathrooms, well paved roads - overall a nice spot on your way up the coast.

Beautiful, secluded sites.

We loved this place. All the sites were heavily separated by shrubs and palm trees, lots of privacy. There's a large bathhouse in the center of the loops with laundry facilities, a rarity for a state park. Lots of sand on the roadways and in sites - could be problematic for a big rig in wet weather but we didn't have any issues. Affordable rates, great location, clean showers- it's all you can ask for.

Not bad for a short stay

Sites are pretty close together without much privacy. Nice, well kept park, but the maintenance people closed ALL the bathrooms for cleaning for up to two hours late mornings every day we were there. Otherwise nothing too notable - there were some hiking trails available to take advantage of, but we had bad weather. I might be willing to come back with better weather and more accessible bathroom facilities!

What a Gem.

This place has it all! Horseback riding, golf, frolf, kayaking, fishing, a restaurant, a playground, you name it. We paid around $20 a night for a water/electric RV site, which were huge, spacious and spread out. Filled up on the weekend but pretty quiet during the week. I believe they had full hookb-up sites available but there is a dump station as well. Incrediblly well kept place overall with SO much to do at such an affordable price - it's like a KOA but a third of the cost. Can't wait to go back!

Great Views, affordable, but beware the showers.

We camped in Loop B, which is supposed to have the best view of Elephant Butte Lake. It totally does, the views are excellent. Very affordable RV camping at under $20 a night, which is a steal with both water and electric hookups. But, the bathrooms - they are not great. The one closest to our site was closed (maybe temporarily, but nobody could give us an answer on that), and it's a 15 minute walk to the next one. The showers are the push button type where you only get 60 seconds of water at a time, which is ok, but the facilities are very run down and clearly not cleaned too often. Overall, great location and views, but bring a shower bag.