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Old 05-03-2011, 09:33 PM   #1
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Houston Area Campground

We will be in Houston for a night or two this summer and I'm looking for a campground on the west side of town. What I would really like is one that is safe and clean and in town as we will be there to visit family. I know here in Southern California there are a few suburban campgrounds that fit the bill.

If anyone has any tips for Houston I would appreciate it.
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:21 AM   #2
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Traders Village RV Park Houston
7979 N Eldridge Pkwy
Houston TX 77041
281-890-5500
houstonrv@tradersvillage.com

It has a huge flea market on the week-end.

Otherwise, clean quiet park. No extra room between spaces in the short term section. Stayed there a couple nights last week. Won't hesitate to go back.
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Cliff,
There are a lot of options in the Metropolitan area, and two that I know of that are "in" the city.

First, there is a brand new one called Advanced RV Park located 9 miles due South on Hwy 288. I have personally visited this park when driving by and can say that it is a very acceptable park by our standards. It is actually a Pearland, TX address. Tom Bass Regional Park is nearby, and an Outdoor World - Bass Pro Shop just across 288.

Closer to downtown, near the Astrodome are:

1. South Main RV Park
2. Lake View RV Resort (Looks nice from satellite view)

I have not visited the above two sites, and I need to do that.

If you look at the RV Park Reviews for Houston you will see some others, with reviews.

Now if you want to get "away" from the hustle bustle of the city, then the first one is better, and there are plenty within a 20-25 mile radius of downtown Houston. I live 40 miles South of Houston so give a holler if you want some other places.
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Cliff,
There are a lot of options in the Metropolitan area, and two that I know of that are "in" the city.

First, there is a brand new one called Advanced RV Park located 9 miles due South on Hwy 288. I have personally visited this park when driving by and can say that it is a very acceptable park by our standards. It is actually a Pearland, TX address. Tom Bass Regional Park is nearby, and an Outdoor World - Bass Pro Shop just across 288.

Closer to downtown, near the Astrodome are:

1. South Main RV Park
2. Lake View RV Resort (Looks nice from satellite view)

I have not visited the above two sites, and I need to do that.

If you look at the RV Park Reviews for Houston you will see some others, with reviews.

Now if you want to get "away" from the hustle bustle of the city, then the first one is better, and there are plenty within a 20-25 mile radius of downtown Houston. I live 40 miles South of Houston so give a holler if you want some other places.
I would endorse Advance RV Park. I stayed several days at the Advance RV park in Houston. It was perfectly fine for a base of operations while we visited family in Houston. It is very close to the freeway and you will hear some traffic when outside your rig but not inside the MH. We travel with dogs and by far the best part of the location is that it is literally next to a large regional park -- there is a chain link fence that separates the RV park from the regional park but there are gates to enter the park. We were able to take the dogs for long daily walks in the park during our stay. If you plan to spend a lot of time onsite outside your rig (cooking or reading) it might be a little noisy. But the grounds and pad sites are well maintained and in good order. This stay was our maiden voyage in a Class A so I don't remember a lot of details except that the camp host was very attentive and offered much assistance to "newbies" regarding hooking up to everything. I would return there if I visit my family in Houston again.
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If you're really looking for something on the WEST (I-10W) side of Houston, the only ones that come to mind are:

Houston West RV Park - Brookshire, closest to Houston. This is an old former KOA park that we've never stayed in.

Happy Oaks RV Park - Alleyton (between Sealy and Columbus, TX). We've never stayed here, either.

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We go to Houston a lot to visit my m-i-l. The closest in place to her I've found is Allstar RV Resort:(she lives near Beltway 8 and Westhiemer which is west side)
http://www.allstar-rv.com

It is no resort by any means, it has tight pull thru spaces and most back in spots are actually "lived in spots". But it is close, clean, and serves the purpose. The park is at the intersection of Beltway 8 and Hwy 59 south, but it is far enough back to be quiet. It is also almost next door to PPL motorhomes which is a huge consignment place and has a big parts/accessories store to browse.
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Houston RV RESORT!

We have stayed here many, many times and loved each and every moment. We also visit family when in Houston and they love this resort too. It is the very best that Houston has and I would highly recommend it.

Lakeview RV Resort www.lakeviewrvresort.com
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Thanks to everyone for their input. Ultimately we stayed at Traders Village. It was the closest recommended location to where we needed to be. I was a bit nervous about the flea market at the same location since we stayed on a Saturday night. Without the recommendation on this site I probably wouldn't have stayed there. My fears were baseless.

I was very happy with this location as a Houston base. This is certainly not a destination campground but that isn't what I was looking for. What it is, is a clean, safe, quiet home base for Houston. I will stay there again when in town visiting family in the future.
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Thanks to everyone for their input. Ultimately we stayed at Traders Village. It was the closest recommended location to where we needed to be. I was a bit nervous about the flea market at the same location since we stayed on a Saturday night. Without the recommendation on this site I probably wouldn't have stayed there. My fears were baseless.

I was very happy with this location as a Houston base. This is certainly not a destination campground but that isn't what I was looking for. What it is, is a clean, safe, quiet home base for Houston. I will stay there again when in town visiting family in the future.
Cliff, if you would take the time and enter this information in RV Park Reviews it could possibly help others that need similar information. RV Park Reviews :: Home
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Howdy!

You might want to check out "Spring Creek Park" located in Tomball, TX which is not far away. Spring Creek Park is a county park nice clean secure. It has about eight FHU sites (50 amp) with concrete pads. The great part is the RV sites are FREE! You will need to call and make reseverations # 281-353-4196.

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Hi Cliff.
I stayed at the Houston West RV park just a few days ago. It was clean and I found the people in the office and our neighbors to be friendly. Even though it is close to I-10 we did not hear any road noise in our small Class A. I has a clean pool which is very helpful in this terrible heat. The rate is reasonable. The sites pads and internal roads are gravel and level. The space in between the sites are wide and mostly grass but the heat is making short work of that. Easy on and off to I-10
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