A few months ago I downloaded the TPWD WiFi list and used it along with a list of those state parks with full hookups to pick parks in which to stay on my travels around the Lone Star State.
First rattle out of the box, I pre-paid a week at Abilene State Park (they were on both lists) and had not even made it to my assigned space before realizing I had made a big mistake. Overhanging limbs ripped my rubber roof while backing into a very tight area, the spot they had assigned had a ground fault on the 30-amp outlet, and when I got no WiFi signal the response they supplied was that I had to bring a laptop to the office in order to get the signal. Of course, I don't have a laptop so I was having withdrawal symptoms after a week with no Internet.
But here's the point. I accept responsibility for all these problems. I should have understood that not all Texas state parks have big rigs in mind and available WiFi doesn't mean you can get it at your parking spot. And of course, one should always keep an eye on upper clearances as well as back and side clearances when backing into an unfamiliar area.
To be honest, I've pretty much written off Texas State Parks since I'm willing to pay an extra few dollars a night to get what I need in a place to park.
To prove the point, my next week was at a little RV park between Fort Worth and Amarillo that not only had lower rates that a Texas state park, but the WiFi was excellent and the laundry was free. That's right ... commercial Whirlpool machines but no coin boxes and no donation box.
Since this related note turned into a rant (sorry Side Roads) it's important for me to tell all readers that most of the problems at any Texas state park aren't the fault of TPWD. The Texas Legislature has gutted many state agencies and TPWD was hit as hard or harder than any other. (Can't believe I'm actually sitting here blaming politicians for problems in the real world.) Shame on me.