Date of Stay: 3/29 through 3/31/2008
Weather During Stay: Warm, cloudy and very humid. High's around 80, low's upper 60's.
Rate: We paid $15/night with our Passport America discount.
Sites: 93 sites each have 50 amp FHU and cable TV. Riverfront sites have sewer connections on both sides so you can park overlooking the river in a 5er or motorhome. Each site has a picnic table. Most sites have trees, so are partially shaded
Verizon: no cell phone service (pay phone at the laundry room and phone hookups are available for long term stays); no aircard reception. WiFi is available for a fee through Road Connect. We paid $12.95 for their three day package.
Elevation/landscape/terrain: This is a flat campground at 1370’ elevation on a bluff overlooking the Rio Frio, across the river from Garner State Park, in the southern part of Texas' Hill Country (between Leakey and Concan). Views are of the river and the surrounding heavily wooded hills and limestone bluffs. Large trees line the river and are sprinkled throughout the park, which feels open yet shaded. Not good for roof-mounted TV satellites, but cable is included in the fee.
Lighting: Reasonably dark at night, and very quiet during our stay.
Favorite Sites: We were in site #6, a long, flat, riverfront site with good WiFi reception. Any of the sites near us would be fine.
Hiking/Walking: Not much walking at the park, but the road outside the gate is VERY lightly traveled, suitable for walking. It is a short drive to Garner State Park, which has reasonably long, appealing walking trails.
Special Features: The sites overlooking the river are great. Two stairways go from the bluff top park down to the river for wading or swimming. Lots of birds here.