Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-08-2016, 10:38 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Durango Co.
Posts: 21
Question Headed to Texas Gulf from SW Colorado

As California is booked I found a place on the gulf below Freeport called Quintana Beach county park.

Looking at routes there are several, but one I am considering from Colorado would be I-40 to Santa Rosa, then 84 to Clovis, Lubbock and Sweetwater, then on I-20 over to Abline then south out of Ablien to I-10 then take the bypass around San Antonio, SH46, and stop at Guadalupe State park for a night then on towards Huston on I-10 to Freeport using SH 36 without getting into Huston using. First night would be between Clovis and Lubbock somewhere.

First is this a good way? Construction? Places to see, especially coming back (about 4 to 5 days available)? Please suggest alternates if you have a preference.

We plan to stay 5 days at Quintana and are also looking for a good charter for fishing out of Freeport area and places to see around Galveston, etc.. We like local stuff and not tourist traps. Also want to load up on good seafood while I am there, so places to eat are always welcome.

Thanks for any help - Keith
__________________

__________________
YODA is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-08-2016, 01:52 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 1,167
Quote:
Originally Posted by YODA View Post
Looking at routes there are several, but one I am considering from Colorado would be I-40 to Santa Rosa, then 84 to Clovis, Lubbock and Sweetwater, then on I-20 over to Abline then south out of Ablien to I-10 then take the bypass around San Antonio, SH46, and stop at Guadalupe State park for a night then on towards Huston on I-10 to Freeport using SH 36 without getting into Huston using. First night would be between Clovis and Lubbock somewhere.

First is this a good way? Construction?
I did Santa Fe to that route but stayed on I-20 to Atlanta 2 weeks ago.

It is a good route - no construction - no traffic.
__________________

__________________
Ram 2500 6.4L, Creekside 23RKS, Smyrna, Ga
Previously - Casita 17' w/Dodge Dakota 3.9L
dexters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2016, 02:06 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Durango Co.
Posts: 21
Appreciate the help. If I may ask, where did you stay along the way?
__________________
YODA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2016, 02:34 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Scottybdivin's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Spicewood Texas (West of Austin)
Posts: 3,331
We've done a similar route 3 times in the last two years. The 84 route is not bad, but our favorite option is 285 to Roswell, 380 to Brownfield, TX, 137 to Lamesa, 87 To San Angelo, Brady, Fredericksburg, Comfort to I-10

Since We live west of Austin, we turn off on 71 at Brady.
__________________
Scotty and Kristen, Airedales Dagny and Wyatt
2007 Newmar Mountain Aire 4528, 450 HP ISM, Allison 4000, 8 Trojan T-105's
2014 F150 4x4 Crew Cab Platinum 157" WB
Roadmaster Blackhawk 2, RVI2 Brake System
Scottybdivin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2016, 03:09 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 1,167
Quote:
Originally Posted by YODA View Post
Appreciate the help. If I may ask, where did you stay along the way?
I only stopped in a truck stop for some sleep.

I was going to stay here, but I decided to keep on driving.

https://abilenetexasrvpark.com/Home.aspx
__________________
Ram 2500 6.4L, Creekside 23RKS, Smyrna, Ga
Previously - Casita 17' w/Dodge Dakota 3.9L
dexters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2016, 03:23 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 1,167
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scottybdivin View Post
We've done a similar route 3 times in the last two years. The 84 route is not bad, but our favorite option is 285 to Roswell, 380 to Brownfield, TX, 137 to Lamesa, 87 To San Angelo, Brady, Fredericksburg, Comfort to I-10

Since We live west of Austin, we turn off on 71 at Brady.
This might be the more interesting route - you can stop to see the caverns.
__________________
Ram 2500 6.4L, Creekside 23RKS, Smyrna, Ga
Previously - Casita 17' w/Dodge Dakota 3.9L
dexters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2016, 03:45 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Durango Co.
Posts: 21
Interesting options - could do one route down and another back. Please keep the suggestions coming, especially possible camping spots. We prefer to stay away from RV parks and stay at State or local campgrounds.

Thanks - Keith
The trip will be the first to mid part of June.
__________________
YODA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 10:25 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
ronspradley's Avatar


 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 1,622
South Llano River State Park at Junction, Tx on I10 is a good stop. Very quiet and a nice walk down to the river. You will like Guadalupe River State Park also. Happy trails.

ronspradley

.
__________________
1993 Gulfstream Sun Voyager DP 30'
200 HP Cummins B5.9, 4sp Allison AT542
Toad 1998 Honda CRV, 2006 Honda CRV
Life's too short to drink cheap beer.
ronspradley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 10:49 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Boerne, TX.
Posts: 5
I-10 in TX

There is a lot of construction going on in the San Antonio area. I-10 is under construction between Boerne and San Antonio with lane shifts, lane closures and a long stretch of slow speed work zone. DO THE SPEED LIMIT or less the police are patrolling heavily (I drive it everyday and live in the area) Loop 1604 is also under heavy construction and backs up fairly often. The ramps are usually the worst at I-10 and 1604. Depending on the time of day may want to consider using Loop 410 to bypass downtown but 410 is also under construction near I-35 south. Hope this helps some.
__________________
a73sarge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2016, 10:44 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Durango Co.
Posts: 21
I am actually looking at taking 46 across the top of San Antonio. How is that road? It looks like it ties back in at Seguin. Looking at staying a night at Guadalupe SP before heading the last segment of the trip to Freeport and the Quintana campground.

Thoughts
__________________
YODA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2016, 11:07 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
ronspradley's Avatar


 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 1,622
I do not think you will have a problem taking 46 to Seguin. It has been a long time since I stayed at Quintana but at least back then there was almost nothing on the Quintana side of the mouth of the old Brazos River at Freeport. But Quintana and Sargent beach should be good, not many people on the beach there. And that would be around 1.5 hours to Galveston from there.

ronspradley
__________________

__________________
1993 Gulfstream Sun Voyager DP 30'
200 HP Cummins B5.9, 4sp Allison AT542
Toad 1998 Honda CRV, 2006 Honda CRV
Life's too short to drink cheap beer.
ronspradley is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
colorado, texas



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Camp Gulf ( AKA camping on the gulf) Jrf4865 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 0 07-01-2012 09:09 PM
Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores Alabama toadswife Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 1 04-07-2011 07:12 PM
Gulf Coast RV Parks(Gulf Shores AL -Pensacola Fl) Texun1 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10 01-02-2011 10:26 PM
Well it is offical...headed back to Texas. TXiceman South Central Region 13 12-08-2005 07:12 PM
headed to corpus cristi texas Flatbroke Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 6 04-07-2005 12:11 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.