Terrible parking lot style park. There was a little bit of grass in between the gravel, but mostly not much to look at. This was just a stop-over park. We were hoping to stop at one of the beautiful state parks in the area, but they were all full. None of the commercial RV parks in the Bandon area were anything to write home about - but the state parks! They looked beautiful. It was a Saturday night, so we had to take what we could get.
Loved it here. Spacious, airy, shady campground with a row of waterfront sites. I had waterfront site #49 which actually enabled me to pull through, so that my bedroom windows were facing the water. Gated and locked at night. Visible park rangers throughout the day and evening. This time of year wasn't very crowded, and Riley could run on the miles of beach untethered. The beach was beautiful and just outside my door. The nearby-ish town of Beaufort was a nice place for coffee shops, restaurants, services/provisions and strolling, though the 20-30 minute drive wasn't particularly inspiring. Verizon phone and USB modem worked, but just barely.
In the west Texas hill country, I LOVED it here. Lots of wildlife, beautiful river and peaceful. Popular place for bird-watchers. There are bird blinds setup with water fountains and food, and many different bird species come to eat and frolic there. This place made a birder out of me. Also armadillos, deer, wild turkeys, snakes, rabbits. Very clean, quiet and safe. Regular ranger-led programs, which were really great. Riley could swim in the river daily. i intended for this to be just a one-night stand, but ended up staying for a few weeks while I waited for parts for the Airstream. I could have moved on, but it was too good here. Some very scenic drives in the area as well. Cell phone worked, but poorly. No internet at all, but the library had a great wi-fi connection, and it's only 5 miles away. The sites were beautiful, spacious and private.
Only stayed here the one night before I dropped off my trailer at North Dallas RV. Very crowded, cramped, and no sense of fresh air and open space. It had a pool, though. Decided to spend my time at Lewisville Lake instead.
Fine city park, but not much character and I didn't feel a sense of neighborliness. Even though it was only 15 minutes from downtown Austin, it felt a world away, which is good for city people who don't want to go far to get the nature experience. Gate locks at night. I would rather be closer to the energy of Austin, and would try Pecan Grove RV on Barton Springs Road next time. Cell phone and modem worked very well.
Reasonable price and nice for a city park. I stayed here while my trailer was being fixed. Some sites have very nice water views. Good place to avoid the congestion of the big city. There was a curfew, though - the gates closed and locked you out at 11:00. Phone and verizon modem worked.
It pays to have a Texas state parks pass that covers the days use fee. This is a nice park because of the large artesian spring pool. The water is crystal clear, inhabited by a variety of aquatic life, and maintains a temperature of 72-76 degrees. It's got a high-dive, but is also a popular place for snorkeling or scuba diving. Large, decent-enough campground, but not very clean when we were here. Desert environment.
This a great place to stop for a quick peak at Graceland, since it is right across the street. It's located behind Heartbreak Hotel on Elvis Presley Boulevard which is a complete eyesore of a boulevard. Hard to imagine that this was once pastoral and beautiful. Graceland is now surrounded by gas stations, donut shops and plain ol' ugliness. This park, however, was nicely tucked behind all that, with a nice park-like setting that included an outdoor pool and a free limo ride to a restaurant down the street. Yeah, it wasn't entirely free since a tip was expected, but because it was just a stopover for me and I didn't unhitch, it was a nice perk.
As my introduction to RV parks, I'm glad I chose to stay here, but it was pricey and had amenities I didn't need (pool, hot tub). It was beautifully maintained, and some sites were waterfront, with a dock. No complaints at all, except for the price. There was another RV resort on the island, which I checked out, but it seemed more crowded, and for the same price, i liked this place better. All plots are privately owned, so they each have a unique character. The place is very carefully manicured and tended, and has the feel of a suburban development. Each site is spacious, usually with some grass or landscaping and a large cement pad. There is laundry onsite and what looked to be a nice restaurant with water views, but it was closed for the season when I was there. If I wanted to go back to Hilton Head and pay the money, I'd stay here again. I do, however prefer more rustic, natural campgrounds.