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Old 07-05-2017, 01:34 PM   #1
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Austin TX Campground Recommendations

We are planning a trip to Austin, TX around Christmas. Does anyone have any recommendations for a campground and/or RV resort in the area? Thank you.
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We are planning a trip to Austin, TX around Christmas. Does anyone have any recommendations for a campground and/or RV resort in the area? Thank you.


We use the Leander KOA because it's close to our kids. Small & clean and big rig friendly
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La Hacienda RV Resort - Lake Travis

This past February (2017) the wife and I spent the weekend before Valentine's Day at the La Hacienda RV Resort on Lake Travis for time away from busy careers and the craziness of Houston. The RV spots are long, wide and level. The price is a bit steep but for a four day weekend the price was OK. Amenities are quite nice. La Hacienda website --> Austin, Texas-La Hacienda RV Resort & Cottages

La Hacienda is ~20 miles northwest of the center of Austin. We spent most of one day touring the Texas State Capital and University of Texas. Spent another day enjoying restaurants, shops and entertainment along 5th Street in downtown Austin, a another day at quaint shops and restaurants in the Lake Travis area.
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I stayed in Austin in my RV from Oct to Dec in 2014. I stayed at

McKinney Falls State Park — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

the first couple of nights until I found

https://austintexas.gov/department/e...ropolitan-park

Emma Long Metropolitan Park (City Park) is right on the Colorado River. It was empty for us at that time of year. Drawbacks include- distance from downtown, traffic everywhere, long windy road in and out, outdoor showers (we never used) and go to the RV dump station every few days. Only water and 30 amp electric at the sites. $20 per night kept us there. Don't need 50 amps in the winter. We did buy a couple of electric heaters to keep warm on their $20 fee, not using my propane.
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Pecan Grove RV park on Barton Springs rd, downtown Austin
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Oak Forest RVP has nice, level, concrete pads and full HU. On the east side of Austin, but not far from downtown. Reservations are highly desirable because they stay pretty full year round.
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This past winter we stayed at Sunset RV Resort on Hamilton Pool Rd. It is near Bee Cave, SW of Austin. Worked great for us as our daughter's and family live in South Austin. Very neat and clean. Great people. We've also stayed at La Hacienda and it is also very nice. Two completely different types of RV parks. Good luck. We'll be back down there at some point this winter as well.
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You have gotten some good recommendations and I just want to add the suggestion that you choose the one that is closest to where you need to be. Austin is a big area, and the main north -south route I-35 is a parking lot most all the time. Avoid using it at all cost.
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Thank you to everyone who responded. I have a lot to research now.
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If you want a unique downtown experience, with easy (walk or bike) access to many of Austin's attractions, there's not many places in the country like Pecan Park. It is what Austin is all about.


If you don't care about all of that, La Hacienda. However, I am a little biased since I live near Lake Travis and I think it is the best area outside of the city.
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Scotty, that would be Pecan Grove RV park, Pecan Park is in San Marcos
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This past February (2017) the wife and I spent the weekend before Valentine's Day at the La Hacienda RV Resort on Lake Travis for time away from busy careers and the craziness of Houston. The RV spots are long, wide and level. The price is a bit steep but for a four day weekend the price was OK. Amenities are quite nice. La Hacienda website --> Austin, Texas-La Hacienda RV Resort & Cottages

La Hacienda is ~20 miles northwest of the center of Austin. We spent most of one day touring the Texas State Capital and University of Texas. Spent another day enjoying restaurants, shops and entertainment along 5th Street in downtown Austin, a another day at quaint shops and restaurants in the Lake Travis area.
Will second that recommendation.
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The Bastrop KOA is on the Colorado with Big Wide Pull Through's right in Town. Bastrop is the most historic Town in Texas with a river walk, great restaurants, Cool old Downtown area. Bastrop is 30 miles East of Austin on HWY 71 a 4 lane divided road into Austin. Established in 1832. We also have 2 FHU for friends in the River Bottom in a gated area. Richard
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