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Old 12-22-2010, 10:34 AM   #1
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Houston area camping?

Hallo all.

On our way down to the Rio Grande Valley we will stop over in Houston and stay there for a few days. Are there any Camp Grounds you good folks could recommend?

Thanks in advance.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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If you prefer State Parks we have several in the area. On the north side is Huntsville SP, on the west is Stephen Austin SP, and South west is Brazos Bend SP. All are very nice sP with water and electric and dump stations. There are numerous private, but I leave Houston to camp, so I can't really recommend any of them fairly.

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Old 12-22-2010, 01:18 PM   #4
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south of houston mile marker 4 tiki tom's rv park on the bay at tiki island
i stay there 2 or 3 weeks a year nice people to deal with
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I will add that if you are headed to the valley, Brazos Bend SP might be the best choice. It is located in the country about 10 miles off of HWY 59 south, about 35 miles out of Houston. Great hiking trails, bird watching, and pretty spacious sites. About 80 miles further south down HWY 59 in the town of Edna, there is Lake Texana SP. This is one of our favorite winter parks in this area. Lots of lake front sites, plenty of dear and birds, over all great camping with an RV.

If you are wanting to stay closer to Houston than you would probably want to try a commercial park.
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Just north of Houston in Spring (off I-45) is my favorite campground, Rayford Crossing. If you are just looking for a good night's sleep this probably isn't what you want, but if you want to swim in their heated pool or soak in the hot tub then their's is the best (hey, Houston temperature yesterday 12/21/10 was 82 degrees). The restrooms are the best I have seen and they have everything for your enjoyment (library, exercise room, pool table, etc). Check out their website at www.rayfordcrossing.com.
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Hallo all.

On our way down to the Rio Grande Valley we will stop over in Houston and stay there for a few days. Are there any Camp Grounds you good folks could recommend?

Thanks in advance.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Henry.
We're glad y'all are coming to Texas Henry. Now, give us some info and we can arrange all sorts of itenarires.

When are you coming, how long is a few days, do you like resort cg's with lots of concrete or spacious sites with lots of trees (of course there aren't many leaves now except for the pine needles). Do you want to be within X miles of Houston or just in the Houston area? What do you want to see/do while in the area?

We can even give road and traffic info if we know your travel plans.

The "Houston area" is maybe 100 square miles so help us narrow your search.

Merry Christmas.
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Henry,

As Jim says, Houston is a big place. But if all you are looking for is a one nighter then Beaumont might be an option if your coming in on I-10. There is a nice Passport America park there, Gulf Coast RV Resort.

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We stopped for a night on our way to FL from the RGV a few weeks ago. $17.50 for a 50 amp FHU, Catv & Wifi on a concrete pull thru. Plus free breakfast in the am. Not a good option if you want to see things in the Houston area.

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Just north of Houston in Spring (off I-45) is my favorite campground, Rayford Crossing. If you are just looking for a good night's sleep this probably isn't what you want, but if you want to swim in their heated pool or soak in the hot tub then their's is the best (hey, Houston temperature yesterday 12/21/10 was 82 degrees). The restrooms are the best I have seen and they have everything for your enjoyment (library, exercise room, pool table, etc). Check out their website at www.rayfordcrossing.com.
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Corral in Tomball is a great place to stay. Rayford is too polished and trimmed for my taste.

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Houston.

Thanks for all the replies, much appreciated.

We should be in Houston for New Years Eve. Weather permitting.

Our plans are only a few, a visit to PPL, Costco and Camping World.

Henry, Barb and Willow the mighty Chihuahua.
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Thanks for all the replies, much appreciated.

We should be in Houston for New Years Eve. Weather permitting.

Our plans are only a few, a visit to PPL, Costco and Camping World.

Henry, Barb and Willow the mighty Chihuahua.
I'm sure you know the locations of PPL, Costco and CW so you know where to look for CG's. My only suggestion is New Years can be kinda hard to get reservations so beware. You can always spend the night in CW parking lot of course thats not free because you spend way more than that in their store.

I don't know what your CW run is about but I understand their service department is on par with other CW's...lousy.
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RE: Houston.

Jim.

Can you recommend a reputable service centre/garage in or near Houston? (Just in case I get carried away and buy something.)

For this trip it's shopping, for some reason there is always something you can use.

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We have had work done at PPL and were Ok with it. RustyJC has had some work done by a place NW of Houston and was happy. Maybe he will chime in here.

ONe place to avoid is Cliff Jones in Sealy. Texas.

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