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Old 07-16-2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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Just spent five days at Buckhorn Lake Resort in Kerrville, Tx. Buckhorn is truly a destination resort and first class in every sense. Concrete pads with patios, nice wrought iron table & chairs in Exec Section. Regular sections have same concrete pads/patios furnished with very nice picnic tables. There are various activities for young and old including free catch & release fishing in several stocked ponds. The property includes a very nice clubhouse, two swimming pools (one of which is located in the Adults Only section). There is a country store, outdoor kitchen and cantina where some activities are held, and a fitness center and laundry. During fall & winter months, there is an activity director who coordinates trips to local attractions, casinos, and sightseeing excursions. They also offer dances, live entertainment, etc. during the peak winter season. Kerrville is about an hour west of San Antonio on I-10. Weather is mild in winter and was surprisingly mild during our July 4th visit with pleasant mornings/evenings and moderate daytime temps. Because it is located in the famous Hill Country, humidity was relatively low and the scenery is beautiful. Deer come into the campgrounds each evening and there is an abundance of migratory birds. The Buckhorn staff is welcoming, and the grounds and improvements are exceptionally maintained. With a Good Sam's or similar membership, we paid about $42/night in Exec Section. Weekly and monthly rates are also available. A perfect getaway or a nice winter retreat....you'll enjoy the hospitality at Buckhorn Lake Resort!
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:37 PM   #2
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During fall & winter months, there is an activity director who coordinates trips to local attractions, casinos, and sightseeing excursions.
The Buckhorn is a great RV Resort and the Kerrville area can't be beat. However, I am curious, being a local guy, as to the "casinos" you mentioned. The only one I am aware of is in Eagle Pass, TX, which is about 175 miles from Kerrville.????

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Hi Don -- being from Houston area, we also questioned that. Apparently they arrange bus transportation for trips to Louisiana and Oklahoma casinos. One of the residents in the privately leased sections told us about all the winter activities, so that info was not verified at the office. Too bad Texas is missing out on the gaming enthusiasm. Buckhorn is about 5 hours from us and will be one of our fave "go-to" destinations.
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Too bad Texas is missing out on the gaming enthusiasm.
Guess who the biggest lobby is against it. LA, OK, and NM. I'm not a gamer myself but I would like for us to have the tax revenue.

Nice to know about Buckhorn. I love the Kerrville area. It's about a 2 hr drive for me that takes me through Fredericksburg, another nice place to visit. I live in the Hill Country west of Austin and I don't understand why so many people want to go to the coast for the winter. There is only a few degrees difference in Temperatures. Austin is the southern most capitol in the lower 48, a few miles further south than Sarasota, FL.
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. Austin is the southern most capitol in the lower 48, a few miles further south than Sarasota, FL.
Sarasota is way South of Austin! However Tallahassee is a little North.
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Sarasota is way South of Austin! However Tallahassee is a little North.
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Funny thing, I 1st learned this fact after living in Austin for 25 years, playing Trivial Pursuit, with a group of out of state people.
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We stay at Buckhorn Lake RV Park every winter. Usually arrive before Thanksgiving and leave towards the end of April. they do put on a very nice Thanksgiving dinner. Last year they had Suzy Bogguss for a Christmas show as well as other entertainers, including Colin Raye.
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Going there over Labor Day for a week based pretty much on input here. Looking forward to it. Weather should be on the cool side mornings and evenings...
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If you wanted to stay for most/some of the winter at Buckhorn, how far in advance do you need to reserve a site?
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I'd call and ask, but we were told it's extremely popular in the winter. They also have weekly & monthly rates. It's a first-class resort. Hope to spend some time there fall & winter, even if it's only 200 miles from home.
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