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Boomerweps

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Posted: 12/20/19 09:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a married daughter in Austin, TX. Looking at going there from northwestern PA this spring. Request recommendations for campgrounds to check out. My daughter recently mentioned it would be fun for us to come down with our TT and they might rent an RV to go camping together with us. I'm eligible for military campgrounds and will check that out, too.


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Posted: 12/20/19 09:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Austin is a big area. If you're trying to be near your daughter, it would be helpful to know where she is located.

I've stayed at a couple of parks in the Austin area:
- Oak Forest, this was OK but only if you get over on the new side
- La Hacienda, this was a very nice RV park, very manicured but looked like they had a nice pool and had a nice playground
- Big Oaks RV Park, this was aesthetically pleasing but no amenities (not even a bathhouse)


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If they are going to take a few days off and rent an RV to go with you, then my first choice would be to get out of the Austin mess and head over into the hill country areas around Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Bandera, or even farther west. And then it depends on your and their interest. There are very scenic state/city parks with hookups but few amenities other than hiking/biking and enjoying nature. And visiting the quaint hill country towns. Then there are the full service RV parks with a lot of amenities. If she has lived in the area very long she can probably guide you in a good choice of places to go.

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Posted: 12/20/19 03:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't forget Luckenbach.


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If you are needing a place to stay in Austin itself, there is a new KOA on the eastern edge of town (Austin East KOA Holiday), kind of out in the country. It is new and the owner is working hard at making it a well-run park. We stayed there in early October and were impressed.

However, if you are going to do a family camping trip, I will echo the suggestion of getting out of Austin and visiting the Texas Hill Country.


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Posted: 12/20/19 03:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

McKinney Falls State Park.

It’s over near the airport, and is a nice park.

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We also have a daughter in Austin,the northwestern suburb of Leander actually, and in the spring of 2018 we stayed at La Hacienda which was ok, but the sites were tight and we barely got a site in advance.
In the spring of 2019 we stayed at Inks Lake State Park, which will fill up on weekends. Nice park. For next March we got a site on the lake. Austin is crazy busy, traffic backups everywhere.
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Haven't been back to Austin since they got married. They bought a house after, never been there. Flew in for the wedding, rental car, etc. all I know of their home is by google maps and the maps.me app.

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We stayed at Pedernales Falls State Park this past summer. We loved it there. Very nice, quiet and scenic. It's about 42 miles west of Austin. They do have sites with electric and water.
We chose this CG for it's proximity to the things we wanted to see like Hamilton Pool and Luckenbach. Hill country in Texas is the best.

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Austin is becoming like Dallas, except Austin has a major city about one hour away. (People from Fort Worth love that joke.)





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