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Old 09-10-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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Anyone had experience staying at Corps of Engineer Parks? Have seen several listed in Texas - between San Antonio and Dallas and wondered if they are as nice as they look.

Also - any recommendations for RV parks along I-10 in Texas - say around Beaumont or Houston.

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Love kimbel bend no sewer hook up but 3 days I dump this is with 4 kids
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I don't know about the San Antonio Dallas areas but I do know there are some GREAT COE parks, mostly I think in the western half of the US.
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We've never been to a bad COE park! They almost always have nice big sites.
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I spend some time at one in SC every spring (March/April) sites are nice, hard packed sand, (Dang near as solid as concrete) very level (Laser leveled) Goog power Water, and a dump station. My only "Complaint" If you can call it that is the miles to get there. And on a scale of ten that is a tiny fraction. We look foreward to our stay there.
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Most COE parks are pretty good. It has been a while since we used any parks between Beaumont and Houston. There are a couple of SP's near Beaumont.

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We have stayed in Corp parks in Texas & at the locks in Florida. Very good experience. Sites are spacious & level. Some do have a few full hookup sites. We just spent 2 weeks at Lake Waco Airport Park with full hookups. With our National Parks senior pass it was $12 a night. We stay there several times a year as our daughter lives nearby. Stillhouse Hollow Lake near Killeen has several Corp parks that are good too.
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I've stayed at COE parks in Alabama & Georgia. All good experiences. Good on site power & water, dump station. Senior Pass, $9-12 a night.
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We have stayed in Corp parks in Texas & at the locks in Florida. Very good experience. Sites are spacious & level. Some do have a few full hookup sites. We just spent 2 weeks at Lake Waco Airport Park with full hookups. With our National Parks senior pass it was $12 a night. We stay there several times a year as our daughter lives nearby. Stillhouse Hollow Lake near Killeen has several Corp parks that are good too.
This is one of the parks we are considering - Lake Waco Airport - thanks so much for the info on this one!!
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A great National Forest Service park is Cagle recreation area just at the north end of Lake Conroe (conroe, TX).

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Keep the comments coming as we too are looking for some areas halfway between DFW, tx and Baton Rouge, La for "ron-day-vus"

We also have had good experiences at COE parks - typically no sewer, but usually very pretty settings !

so far you've suggested these:
http://www.reserveamerica.com/campin...O&parkId=73966

http://www.recreation.gov/campground...O&parkId=72062

http://www.wildtexas.com/texas-parks...park-waco-lake

http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/stillhouse/
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We will drive out of our way to stay in Corps. Parks.

We have stayed in many and have never been disappointed.

They are our number one chocie of type of parks with state parks second.
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Some of the Dallas area COEs are now being sold off to commerical vendors and are experience wasn't good. Both the COE near DFW and the one at Lake Lavon were without restrooms and the dump station.
Now, we realize everywhere can have problems, but were told by workers that the problem was still there after months of complaining to the new owners. ....................................

Having said that, as we travel, are first book we look at for camping spots is the Corp.
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I know that some of the coe parks in Alabama are closing in early Sept. due to funds shortage. Several we enjoy camping at during the winter are already closed. Check ahead before you make planes.
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