On our way South, we originally intended to spend one night here, knowing that weather conditions might turn it into a two-night stay. Well, we endured a blizzard here, complete with white-outs! Our site was right next to the office/laundry/restrooms, thanks to Brian (the owner). This is a lovely park even in winter's howling winds and blowing snow. Thanks to Brian for looking after us and plowing the driveway clear on the day we left. We would love to return and see this park in the spring or fall!
We stayed here one night only on our way south from Indiana in December. I cannot tell you too much about the park, as it was covered in snow. The park did look fairly basic, with Port-A-Potties here and there and not actual restrooms. The park had been under new ownership for a fairly short time when we stayed there, so perhaps things are changing. The owner was friendly and escorted us to our site. We slept well and were greeted with a beautiful sunrise the following morning. There are two entrance roads into the park, one basically flat and one with a fairly steep downhill and then uphill. This looked rather intimidating with snow and ice on it; however, our truck (in 4-wheel drive, mind you) had no problem pulling our 38' fifth wheel up the hill. Access from the interstate highway was easy. We were grateful to have a place to land for the night!
This 30+ year-old resort is currently undergoing a facelift with new owners, new management and a crew of busy workampers. Everyone we have met here is friendly and helpful and all seem invested in their customers and the land. There is so much potential here to rejuvenate this park into the sparkling gem it was in its heyday, and I believe the folks now involved can indeed accomplish their mission. There are outstanding views of the lake even in winter and I look forward to seeing this resort literally blossom come Spring!
This rundown park was purchased a little over a year ago by a couple from England and they are turning things around swiftly! I would even say have turned things around! With a combination of shaded (pines) and sunny sites, this cozy setting definitely has the "it" factor for us. We have a very spacious 50-amp site on grass on the front row in brilliant sunshine. Although I can see I-95 from our site, the noise is minimal and does not disrupt sleep, thanks to trees surrounding the camp. As to facilities, the bath house is very clean and the laundry room is clean and the machines inexpensive and efficient. The owner/host is very friendly and responsive. New arrivals are personally guided to their sites. There is a nice lake and plenty of walking area should you enjoy strolling. We are in between workamping assignments and may be here short-term or through the entire winter. Yes, it's that nice and comfy here! There are some long-term folks here for the winter, some for a week or two and then overnighters. As it is very easy-on, easy-off from the interstate, it is a very popular and convenient overnight stop for those heading south to Florida at this time of year. Our neighbors are friendly; dogs are leashed and picked up after. Our daily rate reflects the monthly rate broken down per day. Stop on in for a visit!
This park was easy to find and perfect for our overnight before moving to our work site the following day. The owners disassociated themselves from KOA recently and are making improvements/working on the place. The restrooms, office and sites were clean. We did not use the laundry. The wooded site we were given was fine but if someone had been on either/both sides of us it would have been pretty darn tight. There were, however, more appropriate spots for a longer stay. WiFi was free and fine. Cable was okay but I've seen better. Shore power voltage was a little low but adequate. When highway workers knocked out a transformer nearby and the power to our entire row went out, staff immediately offered us an alternate site that had not been affected. We chose not to move because the power came back on after about an hour. Clean swimming pool which my husband took advantage of. If you have satellite dish mounted on roof, might be a little tricky with the trees all around. Again, this park was easy to find, quiet and perfectly suited our needs. Our pull-through site was long enough for us to stay hitched up. The rate shown was with a discount. There were not many park choices in the area where we needed to be so we stayed here. We would stay here again if we needed a park in this immediate area.
We only spent one night here but it would have been fine spot to land for several. Our spot was level and really, really long! That was nice because we did not unhitch just for a one-night stay. Shore power was good. The park was easy to find from the Interstate, again, making it a good overnighter. Restrooms were clean and quite modern; tenants are given a code for the lock. There was more than the usual space between sites with some grass. Grounds were well maintained. Overnight spots appear to be towards the front of the park with long-term/permanent spaces towards the back. Staff were friendly and helpful, as were other campers we talked with. This actually The Barnyard RV Park and Flea Market and the market is at the front of the property on the highway. We stayed on a Monday, so the market was not in operation. Easy in and easy out with our almost 40' rig. Seems to be a popular overnight spot. There was a Piggly Wiggly within walking distances for groceries. Lots of folks walking dogs, all well-behaved. We heard what sounded like a parrot "talking" at a neighboring home property but, although vocal, we could not hear it inside our rig. We stayed here in our fifth wheel and would definitely return if in the area. Our rate reflects our AARP discount. They give discounts for AAA, AARP and Coachman members.
Very Peaceful, Very Beautiful, Very Clean, Very Everything!
To update the situation of the ownership on this lovely park, the former lease held by an outside company was NOT renewed by the landowners earlier this year. Several Cherokee families began management of the park in March 2010. They are very hands-on in this regard and very sincere in their intent with regards to the land and the park.
We pulled in late in the evening, after dark. There was a gate attendant to expertly guide us to our site and even came back to make sure we were okay while setting up camp. Next morning, a workamper came to trim a few branches that were touching the roof of our rig. We were in Site #604 and cable TV was working; management is in the process of getting all sites up and running with cable. We could not get a cell phone signal with AT&T and folks with Verizon could only get a signal strong enough for calls, not for Internet. We have satellite Internet, so we were up and surfing! I believe WiFi access is scheduled for next year. We parked on grass and our site was essentially level with loads of room between us and neighboring sites, although it was not crowded. (It's a big park.) Shore power was very good. Restrooms, although not brand new, had been freshly painted and were very clean. We had a campfire every night and watched the stars. The park is nestled in a valley between mountains and a great base for exploring the area. We stayed here two weeks in a fifth wheel. Our rate shown reflects paying for six nights and get the seventh free. We will definitely return to visit this piece of heaven on Earth and its people if in the area again. Make sure you follow the directions given on their Web site. You really don't want to pull a big rig the other way on Hwy 19 if you can avoid it.
Overall I recommend this park if you need to stop near here. It is convenient to two interstate highways and very easy to find. The sites are nice with plenty of space and your own patch of grass. Although there are restroom facilities, they are in desperate need of remodel/update, so much so that you will want to be totally self-contained if you stay here. When the water table (dry spell with no rain) falls low, the water starts to look rusty/brown. There are a few long-term rigs but mainly overnighters. The park has a good reputation and does a brisk business. It is quiet and peaceful. At this time, the owner is the original owner who built the park and is quite a character. We stayed here in a 5th wheel and would do so again in passing through.
This several-day holiday with our pop-up was great fun. At that time, the park allowed only self-contained units but since our wee trailer met that requirement and it was brand new, our reservation was accepted. When we were breaking camp to head home, they even said we were welcome to come back anytime! The park was mostly quiet except for the sound of the dumpster pick-up one morning and a bit of early-morning construction noises from a field next to the park. Since our stay was two years ago, that may no longer be an issue. The park and facilities were clean. There were many long-term/permanent rigs, but they were well-maintained. This park was easy to find and a nice location for heading into downtown San Antonio for sightseeing. We would stay there again. According to their Web site, cable TV is free; however, there is an additional fee for WiFi. We did not use either while we were there.
We stayed here two nights in our journey North. Many of the spots were very long pull-thrus, some more level than others. Look out when it rains, because it becomes very muddy/messy at the sites. Host was friendly and helpful, as were other RVers. There are many permanent/long-term rigs here, probably more than short-timers. No WiFi and no cable and it might be tricky getting a good satellite signal under all the trees. Cash and checks only accepted; no credit cards.