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Old 08-01-2012, 11:13 AM   #15
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If Stonecreek is one I am thinking of in Shertz, TX, that is one place on our list of never to go to again. As a group we have never been treated so badly as there. This is based on the ownership in 2002. It won't get better until they clean up the permanent residents as well.
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I was there a couple of months ago visiting a friend who was in the area and met the new owner. He bought the park in 2005 and has spent considerable money upgrading pedestals, water, sewer, (new aerobic systems, etc.), pools, laundry, etc. Near term plans are to upgrade the roads and wi-fi. Also, he is refurbising the main rally hall with added kitchen cabinetry and serving areas. Judging from our conversation, he is doing a good job as an on-site owner/investor in the day to day operation. He is retired and poured a lot of his retirement money into this park to try to get a better return than 0.00000000014%.

They still have a majority of permanent residents but they are located toward the rear of the park with the daily campers located near the front. It isn't a class A park but neither are their rates.

Anyway, not trying to sell it to anyone, but thought I would update you since you have not been there in a while.

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Don, not anything against long term residents, but the attitude of the previous park management was also exhibited by their residents. Also, some of the resident rigs were in pretty bad shape and they did not follow the rules but the owners ran the overnighters like he was a Nazi.

Since, they have new owners, we will swing by and check them out next time we are in the area.

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Old 08-01-2012, 12:00 PM   #17
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Fredericksburg is a nice area. Depending on when you plan on going - the "Hill Country" as you requested, can get chilly. Further south is warmer but the Hill Country is still very nice.
Agree, a couple of nice rv parks in Fredricksburg if climate suits you. Beautiful country and lots of things to see and do within 50 or so miles. Rock Box a must downtown.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:48 PM   #18
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Stone creek I have stayed there maybe 8 times in the last 4years my stater lives close I stay a week at a time
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There's a great state park up by Fort Hood on a big lake about 8 miles west of Hwy 35.. $20/night electric and water. Can't think of the name. Somebody will come up with it, I'm sure.
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I'll add my voice to the "River Ranch RV Resort" in New Braunfels voting group for a nice place to stay that's centrally located and reasonably priced. I was (and occasionally still am) a full timer there for almost two years, and make a point of going back whenever I travel through the area. The management is great and it's small enough that everyone watches out for, and takes care of each other...and yes, that includes the "part-timers" going though the area.

I tried several of the other parks named below, in the New Braunfels area before I settled on this one. I have very little (nice) positive things to say about the majority of them simply because they give the impression that they just want your money, and want you to move on down the road.

Of course, that's just my opinion. Good Luck!
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There's a great state park up by Fort Hood on a big lake about 8 miles west of Hwy 35.. $20/night electric and water. Can't think of the name. Somebody will come up with it, I'm sure.

You thinking of Lake Belton?
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:11 PM   #22
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You might check out Wimberley, Texas. It's nestled in the Blanco River Valley in the heart of the Texas Hill Country just about mid-way between Austin and San Antonio (about an hour or so each way). Of course I'm predjudiced because I live there. Wimberley is one of those little Hill Country getaway villages with shops and B & B's and such. There's a great little cafe and lounge ( buzzard bar) that usually has live music on Friday and Saturday nights, often with little or no cover. Lots of golf courses around ( Austin and San Antonio). Some even in Wimberley but I can't comment on the quality because I don't play. There's a small and quaint little RV Park named Priddy Meadow RV Park close to where I live. You might check out their website. There are some others as well but I am more familiar with this one. Weather varies in December and January but is usually fairly mild compared to up north.
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I'm surprised that no one so far has mentioned Port Aransas as a TX winter destination. It is at least 10 degrees warmer than Austin/Fredericksburg. We stayed at Pioneer RV Resort last winter and plan on returning.
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You thinking of Lake Belton?
Stillhouse Hollow Lake near Kileen has a couple great Corp of Engineers parks.
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I'm surprised that no one so far has mentioned Port Aransas as a TX winter destination.
In my case (I certainly can't speak for anyone else), that was because the OP requested information on recommended destinations in the Austin/San Antonio area.

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We spent 3 weeks this past February in our RV in both SA (KOA) and Austin (Lone Star). Love the River Walk in SA, but not much else appealed to us. Quite a large portion of the city is industrial/low income. On the other hand, Austin is a very nice city, and we look forward to staying in the area again.
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Wow. Thanks for all your great suggestions. I will check them out right away.

One of the things I should have mentioned in the original post is we're looking for areas with golfing nearby. I know there's lots of options in the San Antonio area, and I'm sure there are plenty of courses all through the state.

Also, could you give us thoughts on what the December to February weather is like in the San Antonio area? Maybe, as one poster suggested, we should be looking further south.

Thanks again for all the great feedback.
When we stayed at Millers Creek last Thanksgiving week, we met several of the winter Texans at the morning coffee around the fire pit and/or the evening beverage of your choice hour(s) around the same fire pit. Did I mention the fire pit is indoors? Several folks were playing golf daily at various nearby courses. Although we didn't attend, they had a huge Thanksgiving day feast for everyone in the park. There is dinner prepared one night and breakfast with Paul Sunday morning. There was karaoke one night, dance lessons, games, movie night, etc. Paul (the owner) and his staff do it right. Like Rusty has mentioned previously, this park is centrally located to so many different places to visit. The LBJ ranch is just down the road a piece and a short trip to the state capitol in Austin...its larger than the one in DC and the front door faces south which means of course the back door faces north. It must have been built at a time when Texans thought less of northerners.

Wherever you decide to stay, thanks for choosing Texas.
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. It must have been built at a time when Texans thought less of northerners.

Jim, I don't know what part of Texas you are in, but I have not seen much change in that with REAL Texans.

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