Mary T.
Cheyenne, WY
Joined May 2019
It is not the campground it is the Park

OK the campground is a parking lot and I mean a parking lot. Each spot is 2 parking spots. It is all asphalt. No Cell Phone, No Internet, no TV nothing. But was the best place we have been to. If you want full hook ups for camping it is the only one in Big Bend National Park. they only have 25 sites all back in. Pay for showers if you don't have your own. But catch the sunrise and sunsets. Hike to Boquillas Canyon, the hot springs down the river or all over Rio Grande Village. Drive to all of Big Bend and spend days hiking Mountains, Deserts, River, Canyons. The most beautiful area in the World at least to me.

Airports, Trains and Route 66

The KOA there was pretty nice, though we noticed that it was next to the Airport and not far from the train tracks. So we heard train whistles all night. It was nice and warm in the area. Sunshine and warmth was very nice. We spent 2 nights, so had a day to explore and did we explore.

We went to Route 66 about 6 blocks long and had a lot of Antique Stores and art stores and restaurants. Here are a few photos.

We stopped for lunch at Smokey Joe's on Route 66 in Amarillo for lunch and I have to say service was horrible and food was just not very good. We got menus and they took our order right away. We sat and sat and the folks that came in about 5 minutes after us got their fried pickles, which we also ordered, but we sat. 2 waitresses went by at least twice including ours. Don put his beer bottle out but nothing. Finally after 20 minutes and everyone else eating who came it after us, I got a hold of our waitress and she asked did we need anything - Ya food. She said she would check then the other waitress stopped by and asked. Our waitress came back and said that they changed paper in their machine and our order got lost. So we waited. Had cold Fired pickles and the hamburger Don and I ordered was dry and not very tasty for what they said was on it - Bacon, Onion straws, cheese etc, they did take off the cost of the hamburger but sure wouldn't go back. There was a Mexican restaurant across the street we will try if we come back that way.

We were glad that we were in a trailer as the Antique Stores were very good and Don said he would have taken a few things home if we had a place for them.

Great Family Campground

We got into the KOA of San Antonio and it was very nice. Mainly catered to families as there were a ton of things for kids, bikes and scooters to rent. Swimming Pool, a few playground etc. Looked like they had put a lot of money into it recently and it was a perfect location. There was even a bus you could take to downtown and the River Walk. It was a very nice campground and we really liked it. I loved being able to take the bus to the Almo and Riverwalk and not have to drive. They are working to add things to this KOA and update it.

Great Campground when traveling through

Went to Fort Stockton it was the Fort Stockton RV Park. Was a nice park not the best but would go back. They had a restaurant on site that did Breakfast and Dinner, we did not take part in it but folks were saying it was good. We went to explore and found the Walmart.

The folks are very nice. We have now stayed there 3 times and would go back. The area does not have a lot to offer other than it is a great starting point to head into Big Bend and stock up there.

Close to I 10 but not right on it so you hear traffic but not super bad.

One of the perfect campgrounds we think

We left Holiday Village RV Resort on Tuesday but we were their for 12 days and really loved the area. We had the best neighbors. Tons of Deer.

They have a pool and club house. You can walk around the area we took a couple of walks a day. Bring your boat they have a boat ramp and you can fish and get to the lake easily.

It has the sites around a huge open area that is filled with deer part of the day.

Great place to get away from all the hustle and bustle of life.

It was a little hard to get to so follow their instructions well especially when they say you may think you have gone to far just keep going.

We loved that it only had 30 sites that they were nice size sites, that it was in the middle of nowhere, you were not listening to traffic all night, no train tracks, folks were very nice and you could see the stars. I also liked that it was an easy drive to areas we wanted to visit. Sits in the middle of the Hill Country of Texas.

Just over an hour to get into San Antonio 45 minutes to make Kerrville WE went to Kerrville numerous times we did have a few different adventures there. One was at the Kerrville Hills Winery. It was fun and we tasted some pretty good wines, of course we bought a few also.  Did you know the Hill Country has 54 wineries? 

 About an hour to Fredricksburg One day we spent walking around Fredricksburg TX. Did a few wine tastings at a few shops but no real wineries just tasting rooms. Not really the same. Had a great lunch at a good German restaurant. I forgot how good real German food is. The downtown still has some of the very old buildings but the town sure has grown.

One day we took the back roads into San Antonio and went to the river walk. Loved it. WE even took the boat ride.. It was fun and we ate at a Mexican Restaurant and watched everyone go by. 

We spent a few days just in the campground just relaxing. You could really walk around the area and we explored some of the places for sale, it is a Holiday resort but also has all year long residents.  

We are planing on coming back.