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Old 10-02-2011, 03:44 PM   #1
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DW wants to stop in Austin, TX, to visit with a cousin while on our way to AZ this winter. Any suggestions as at where to stay for two or three nights would be great appreciated.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:17 PM   #2
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DW wants to stop in Austin, TX, to visit with a cousin while on our way to AZ this winter. Any suggestions as at where to stay for two or three nights would be great appreciated.
I recommend McKinney Falls State Park. The private CGs in the Austin area aren't really that much to brag about.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:30 PM   #3
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Two suggestions.

Which side of Austin? Austin is large and I bet anything you don't want to drive across the city each day to visit the cuz and also you may want to ask a moderator to move this to the destinations forum.

McKinney Falls is a favorite of ours also.
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Another vote fro McKinney Falls SP.

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Ditto for the McKinney Falls SP. Very nice small secluded park SE of downtown. Earlier poster mentioned the need to not have to drive across town, especially north and south. Very much agree with that also. I believe Austin is still number three in nation on traffic delays, behind San Francisco and Los Angeles. There is a small park called City Park and Emma Long Park that is on Lake Austin west of downtown. Not many sites and they are small but very pretty. 512-974-6700. Hope you have a great visit..............ronspradley
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I recommend McKinney Falls State Park. The private CGs in the Austin area aren't really that much to brag about.
Denny: You really should take a look at Oak Forest on Decker Lane. It is on the eastern side of austin, between US290 and 71. Easy to get in and out, and without the I-35 parking lot.

First class, paved, pull thru, full hook up, including cable tv, sites. Free WiFi, and pool, & other ammenities including fenced dog walks.
They accept PA during the weekdays, and reservations are almost always needed. We stay there EVERY time we visit our daughter, and have never been disappointed. Clean and quite. Suggest you call 512-926-8984

How's that for bragging?
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Denny: You really should take a look at Oak Forest on Decker Lane. It is on the eastern side of austin, between US290 and 71. Easy to get in and out, and without the I-35 parking lot.

First class, paved, pull thru, full hook up, including cable tv, sites. Free WiFi, and pool, & other ammenities including fenced dog walks.
They accept PA during the weekdays, and reservations are almost always needed. We stay there EVERY time we visit our daughter, and have never been disappointed. Clean and quite. Suggest you call 512-926-8984

How's that for bragging?
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Ed,

Thanks for the recommendation. Although I've lived in the area for many years I've never even heard of Oak Forest. Now I'll have a second place to recommend when I'm asked in the future. There are also several places within 50 miles of Austin that are good but most people want to stay in the immediate Austin area and the one's with which I've been familiar aren't that great.

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Another vote fro McKinney Falls SP.

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Ditto..lovely campground and great location to the city. Got pics on the blog if you're interested here:
http://wheelingit.wordpress.com/2011...ark-austin-tx/

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south side of town. lone star rv on 35 stayed there many times
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south side of town. lone star rv on 35 stayed there many times
The first time we went to Austin, we made a reservation there. Management there required me to move to 3 different sites during our 4 day stay. That hassel, and the I-35 parking lot getting to our daughter's house, is why we've never been back there. Hopefully they don't treat everyone the way the did us! Ed
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sorry my sister fulltimed there i had no problems at all ill stay there again
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Thanks everyone! DW is not certain now that she wants to stop. Maybe next spring on the way home.

Happy trails!
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while there check out wembly, swarts, greune all towns with lots of small shops
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while there check out wembly, swarts, greune all towns with lots of small shops
Wemberley?
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