Boomtown USA RV Resort, Rose City – Texas

  • RATING – 1.5 of 5
  • WIFI – No
  • ATT – Yes, 4 bars of 4G LTE 5 bars with WeBoost
  • VERIZON – Yes, five bars of 4G LTE with Weboost
  • OTA TV – Not used
  • COORDINATES – 34.817040, -90.363200
  • SERVICES – 15/30/50 AMPS, Sewer, Water are on the site
  • COSTS – RV Full hook ups – $40 Daily, they also have monthly rates
  • DISCOUNTS – 10% off with Good Sam.  Possibly others
  • REVIEW – This “resort” was apparently damaged during Hurricane Harvey, and at the time of our visit, was still rebuilding (over a year later)
  • Pros – 
  • Friendly staff took reservation.
  •  It’s an easy on and off from I-10. 
  •  It has a cute little private fishing lake.  
  • All of the utilities worked.
  • Cons –  
  • The office is still not rebuilt, so a host met us when we came in and directed us to our site.  We were overnighting and got a “pull through” spot.  Unfortunately, we had turned left toward the office when we entered the park, and the pull-throughs were on the far end in the opposite direction, so we drove the entire length of the park twice.  Through potholes deep enough to make us worry about damaging the RV.  
  • The pull-through site was just a spot on a gravel lot with hookups.  No slab, no grass.  
  • Sites are very close together, and the pull-throughs are so short that our neighbors with motorhome and a pickup had the pickup blocking the road behind the sites.

Overall impression:  Adequate for an overnight stop, but overpriced for the condition it’s in.

Florey County Park, Andrews – Texas

  • RATING – 3 of 5
  • WIFI – No
  • ATT – Yes, one bar of 4G LTE, 2 bars with WeBoost
  • VERIZON – Yes, five bars of 4G LTE, no improvement with WeBoost
  • SERVICES – 15/30/50 AMPS, Sewer, Water, Trash barrels.
  • COORDINATES – 32.455189, -102.570652
  • COSTS – RV Full hook ups – $35 Daily, RV No Hook ups $10.00 Tents $10 Daily, Car Sleeping $5.00 Daily, 
  • DISCOUNTS – None that we are aware of
  • REVIEW – This is an out of the way park about 10 minutes North of Andrews. Take Main Street North out of Andrews and look for the park sign.  The park is a nice one night stop over and beats Wally World. It is basically a large pea gravel parking lot with a power pedestal, sewer hook up and water outlets. All of the hook ups appear to be just several months old. Large area to pull a big rig in and plenty large enough for any size coach and their toad and/or trailer. Not a garden spot but clean and quiet.

Hords Creek Lake, Corp of Engineers Lakeside Campground – Coleman, Texas

  • RATING – 3.5 of 5
  • WIFI – No
  • ATT – Yes, but weak with 2 bars and drops quite regularly 4 bars with Weboost
  • VERIZON – No viable signal – 1x service
  • OTA TV – Not used
  • SERVICES – 15/30/50 AMPS, some FHU’s available but most are water and electric only. Sewage Dump and trash bins are on site about a half a mile away.
  • COORDINATES – 31.8429° N, 99.5707° W
  • COST – $16, $22 FOR 15/30 AMP – $26 FOR $50 AMP 
  • DISCOUNTS – If you have the Access Pass the cost is cut in half
  • REVIEW – Our RV site was #2  The campground includes pull through (50-70 feet in length), many 40′ sites – some with low hanging trees.  The lakeside sites are very nice and the grounds are kept mowed, beaches on the lake, good fishing, Staff is helpful and very nice.  It is exceedingly quite at night. Much wildlife on the park grounds. We counted 15 deer in one group. Most pads seem quite level. There are sites that have a screen room in addition to the RV Pad. Water is quite good, power pedestals show some wear, check voltages before plugging in or have an on board or plug in EMS.

Ladyird Johnson Municipal Park, Fredricksburg, Tx

  • RATING – 3.5 of 5
  • WIFI – No
  • ATT – Not used
  • VERIZON – Yes, 2 bars, pre-WeBoost
  • SERVICES – 15/30/50 AMPS TEST POWER HERE OUR FIRST SITE HAD A BOOTLEG GROUND. water, sewer at site. dumpsters and sweage dump available
  • COORDINATES – 30.2422° N, 98.9127° W
  • COST – $40 Nightly
  • DISCOUNTS – Weekly and Monthly Discounts call them
  • REVIEW – Gravel sites, very level, close to Fredricksburg and Luckenbach, Tx. Lots to do in town, also great area for hiking, picnicking and just enjoying life. Shopping close by and all kinds of specialty shops.

Tyler State Park, Tyler, Tx 

  • RATING – 5 of 5
  • WIFI – No
  • ATT – Yes, two bars, pre-WeBoost
  • VERIZON – Yes, 3 bars, pre-WeBoost
  • SERVICES – FHU’S, 20/30/50 AMPS, water, sewer, most sites pull through
  • COORDINATES – 32.4807° N, 95.2957° W
  • COSTS – $24 Nightly
  • DISCOUNTS – Disabled Veteran (daily entry fee waved SHOW EVIDENCE VA AWARDS LETTER)
  • REVIEW –  Wonderful campground, easy to access campsites as most are pull through, very clean, very well maintained, staff at the office and in the field were great. Tyler is nearby.

East Union Grove Corp of Engineers Campground, Harker Heights, Tx.

  • RATING – 4.9 of 5
  • WIFI – No
  • ATT – Yes, 2 bars, Pre-WeBoost
  • VERIZON – Yes, 4 bars, Pre-WeBoost
  • OTA TV – No chanels
  • SERVICES – 20/30/50 AMP, water at site, sewage dump station available
  • COORDINATES – 31.086458, -97.655235
  • COST – $24 OR $12 nightly with Access Pass
  • DISCOUNTS – Access Pass
  • REVIEW – Stellar place to be. all sites have a lake view. Choose your site carefully if you are over 40′.  The lake is beautiful and clear, there are swimming beaches. The park is well maintained and well kepts. There are many deer here as well.

Southern Oaks Luxury RV Park, Aransas Pass, Tx.

  • RATING – 4.5 of 5
  • WIFI – Yes (six different zones)
  • ATT – Yes, 2 bars, Pre-WeBoost
  • VERIZON – Yes, full bars, Pre-WeBoost
  • SERVICES – 20/30/50 AMPS, water, sewer, no cableCOST – Monthly snowbird rates – $450 monthly plus $0.15 per killowat hour electric (2017)
  • COORDINATES – 27.9095° N, 97.1500° W
  • DISCOUNTS – Seasonal call them
  • REVIEW –  Beautiful park, few trees (compliments of Hurricane Harvey), wide/long concrete pads 25’x60′, most back in but there are some pull through. Staff is great. Activity center with all sorts of stuff going on. Mostly adults but we have seen some children playing.

Galvston Island State Park, Galveston Texas

  • RATING – 4.5 of 5
  • WIFI – No
  • ATT – Yes, three bars, four to five bars with WeBoost
  • VERIZON – Yes, two to three bars, no improvement with WeBoost
  • OTA TV – A few Galveston channels
  • SERVICES – 20/30/50 AMPS, Water , dumpster in each loop, dumpsite near the visitors center
  • COORDINATES – 29.1935° N, 94.9542° W

REVIEW – This a very nice place. It’s quiet (after 10pm or so there is a highway near), you can be on the beach side or the bay side. Our site was number 27 and we were told that this end of the campground stayed dryer in wet weather and it was raining when we arrived and for the next two days. In each campground loop on the ocean side there is a restroom/shower facility. They were very clean.  Dumpsters are also provided near the restrooms. Beach access is less than 150 yards from you on the ocean side. You can see the shrimp boats and freighters commuting across the horizon from your parking spot.  All camping spots on the ocean side were back in’s which in our case was desirable because we have a coach and the view from the front widow was very good. If the campsites had sewer hook ups we would have given the park a 5/5.  Shopping is 7 miles away in Galveston where there are large grocery stores and Walmart. If  you like night life there is “The Strand” in Galveston with bars, breweries, wineries, restaurants and even an old time confectionary with extraordinary candies and a soda fountain. The Strand Historic District, also known as the Strand District, in downtown Galveston, Texas (USA), is a National Historic Landmark District of mainly Victorian era buildings that now house restaurants, antique stores, and curio shops. … It is widely considered the island’s shopping and entertainment center.

Our site was #27

Desert Willow RV Park – Van Horn, Texas

  • RATING – 3.5 of 5
  • WIFI – Yes, works but slow
  • ATT – Yes, two bars, three bars with WeBoost
  • VERIZON – Yes, four bars. five bars with WeBoost
  • OTA TV – Not used
  • SERVICES – 20/30/50 AMPS, Sewer, Water and cable
  • COORDINATES – 31.04007 N 104.8262 W
  • OST – $25 dollars nightly $22.50 with Good Sams
  • REVIEW – Mom and Pop place in the city of Van Horn. Large parking lot like appearance but we were in West Texas where all parks match this description. Easy off and on I-10 and into and out of the RV Park. Owner is a nice guy and very helpful. You are in walking distance of the only restaurant in town which is at the El Capitan Hotel. We did not eat there but I was told the food was good but expensive. The park is all graveled and can be dusty when the wind blows.
  • Travelers hint – If you need fuel avoid Loves Truck stop. It is a really hard to get on the highway there after fueling. It seems there is a second entrance on the I-10 ramp. Truckers just keep getting in line for fuel blocking the ramp entirely. There is a second on ramp just west of the truck stop.

Whip In RV Resort – Big Springs, Texas

  • RATING – 4.O of 5
  • WIFI – Yes, slow during peak hours morning and evening
  • ATT – Yes, two bars, three bars with WeBoost
  • VERIZON – Yes, four bars. five bars with WeBoost
  • OTA TV – 21 channels
  • SERVICES – 20/30/50 AMPS, Sewer, Water and cable
  • COORDINATES – 32.250530, -101.462580
  • COST – $32.00 dollars with Good Sams
  • DISCOUNTS – Good Sams
  • REVIEW – Easy off and on I-20, great overnight spot and easy back onto the highway. We were able to get a pull through site that handled our rig and toad (55′) but reserve early in the day. Great staff and quiet people wise. Highway is near an is somewhat noisy. Site 18 has great access from the park to the highway.

Our site was #18

City of Haskell Municipal RV Park

  • RATING – 3 of 5
  • WIFI – No
  • ATT – Yes, three bars, four bars with WeBoost
  • VERIZON – Yes, three bars. five bars with WeBoost
  • OTA TV – 5 channels
  • CABLE – No
  • SERVICES – 20/30/50 AMPS, Sewer, Water
  • ADDRESS – 401 South Avenue C Haskell, Texas
  • COORDINATES –  33.153172 -99.731519
  • COST – First Night Free, $16 a night after
  • DISCOUNTS – None
  • REVIEW – 36 sites, gravel and dirt with full services and a dumpster. No tables or fire pits. Great for overnight stays, not fancy. Nice park adjacent with a fishing pond, playground, basketball court, baseball field, and soccer field.

Midway Park, COE Waco Texas

  • RATING – 4 of 5
  • WIFI – No
  • ATT – Barely 1 bar with the WeBoost, pretty much useless
  • VERIZON – Surprisingly poor signal considering how close we were to the city, but it worked
  • OTA TV – 4 channels
  • CABLE – No
  • SERVICES – 30 AMPS, Water (our site — they have a few 50 A FHU sites)
  • ADDRESS2332 W State Highway 6, Waco, TX 76712
  • COORDINATES –  31.516150, -97.197020
  • COST – $16 to $42 a night. The $16 is for tent sites, $42 for double sites. Our 30A site was $26 before the senior pass discount.
  • DISCOUNTS – 1/2 off with senior or access pass
  • REVIEW – Small park, right on the lake. The 50 A FHU pull through sites are the worst situated, with no view of the lake and right next to the highway. There are some sites that have nothing between you and the lake. I’m guessing they book up fast. We were in Site 15, which is a water/electric site with 30A service. It was at the back of the park and had an obstructed view of the lake. Our driveway was paved and about 100 feet long. It wasn’t as level as we’d have liked for our 40 foot MH. We ended up building extra steps out of our plastic blocks to be able to get in and out of the door. We had a lot of shade — which would be great in the summer, but we were wishing for a little solar heat when we were there during record cold temps. We were there in early November and the park was really busy on the weekend, but quiet during the week. This park is nicely maintained. We didn’t check out the rest rooms, so can’t comment there. It is easily accessible to attractions in Waco. It was quiet, except for some roaring jet engines every once in a while. We would go back.

Van Horn RV Park, Van Horn, Texas

  • RATING – 4 of 5
  • WIFI – Yes
  • ATT – three bars, four bars with Weboost
  • VERIZON – One bar, two bars with Weboost
  • OTA TV – not used
  • CABLE – Yes, 17 channels
  • SERVICES – 20/30/50 AMPS, Water, Sewer
  • ADDRESS – 10 Kampers Lane, Van Horn Texas
  • COORDINATES –  31.0306098 -104.8283386
  • COST – $34 a night including tax with Good Sams
  • DISCOUNTS – Good Sams
  • REVIEW – Clean Park, convenient to I-10, gravel pads, no tables, in season swimming pool. Some train noise, couldn’t hear highway noise. On site restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.

San Angelo State Park, San Angelo, Texas

  • RATING – 4 of 5
  • WIFI – No
  • ATT – three bars, four bars with Weboost
  • VERIZON – three bars, three bars with Weboost
  • OTA TV – Seven Channels
  • CABLE – No
  • SERVICES – 20/30/50 AMPS, Water, Dump on site, picnic table with shelter, trash bins near the dump
  • ADDRESS – 362 S. FM 2288, San Angelo, TX 76901
  • COORDINATES –  31.473385951080182 , -100.53341718151597
  • COST -$25.00 nightly, extra vehicle $8, Gate fee’s for RV and car $8 each.
  • DISCOUNTS – None unless you hold a Texas State Park pass
  • REVIEW – Very clean, Large pull through sites 75′ and longer. Showers, bathrooms, dump on site, covered picnic table.