Stay for a night, weekend, or longer any time of year at BLORA's RV or primitive camping areas or cottages. Recreational vehicle campsites are available in three locations in the park. RV sites have electricity and water hookups, and picnic shelters. Dump stations are located conveniently near the RV parks. Sites are filled on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Several acres of land have been designated for primitive camping at BLORA. Ten fully furnished one-bedroom cottages are available by reservation.
Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area
Type of site
RV Sites (Cottage RV Park)
RV Sites (Cedar RV Park)
$14 - $17
RV Sites (Deer Park)
$14 - $17
$30 - $40
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30 Oct 2014
Stayed at Belton Lake, Deer Park, Fort Hood, TX on 30 October 2014. Our cost with Golden Age $12.75. Pricing on this site may be incorrect. RV Campground is very nice and in the woods. Bathrooms were what made it so bad. They were dirty with worms crawling all over the walls and floors and many other bugs. My wife reported the same in the ladies room. Metal hand rail in shower was rusting; commodes/urinals look as though they had not been cleaned in months, if ever; shower floors were filthy. One stall had dried feces on the floor indicating it had been there for awhile. My wife reported similar results, minus the feces, in ladies room. Overall, so FILTHY that we decided to not use them and to leave the next day. Before leaving, we did take photos of the bathrooms. Reported the above to the Office and were told they would be sending someone to check on the problems. The Famcamp is wonderful with beautiful surroundings, lake; forest and deer. We witnessed several BLORA vehicles just driving around and doing nothing else. Maybe the Admin Office could better use those individuals time a little better and save on fuel!
17 Nov 2014
Sitting here at BLORA stables RV sites (really nice place, IMHO the best kept secret on the planet) and I simply MUST remark: I'm on the high side of 50 now, and I never... NEVER... in my life thought I'd see ever the day when going to some considerable effort to not expose people to a horrible flu bug... would be so unappreciated! Gah! Only other comment: mebbe need to update the prices listed here?
22 Feb -24 Feb 2014
Haven't been back to BLORA in a few years. No current reviews, so here goes. Sites are strictly hit or miss. Your "full services" site may not really have sewer-it all depends. The "w/e only" site they give you, may have sewer-it all depends. Get out and explore before you unhook. We stayed in the Deer Park section and the bathhouse was atrocious. Dirty and messy like the old state park bathrooms you remember. One shower (out of two) was inop. The working one had an on/off lever only-no temp controls; Filthy-didn't use it. The folks running the place were nice. Its off the road 10 miles but that's why most folks come here; to use the lake & enjoy getting off post.
Oct 25 2013 - Nov 3, 2013
Belton Lake Campground is a great place for people who fish, have boats and jet skis, or children. Nice big free water park type water slide, free paddle boats, beach, etc. But we aren't water people and don't have children. We would have tried to get into the West Ft Hood campground, but I completely forgot about it. We had a nice site overlooking the lake, and was able to use our roof top satellite dish, and our Verizon Mifi. But we would have been more satisfied at the West Ft Hood campground (the NEW section, not the old section). It is much closer to the main base (commy, PX, etc), and town. The rate was good, tho; $10.50 for FHU (30 amp). We were there in a 40 foot Class A.
Dec 14-16, 2012
We arrived Dec 14th and stayed for 2 nights. Didn't realize that we were going to have a magnificent Christmas light display! Security office did advise us that if we were leaving the campground that we would have to be prepared for the traffic. So we quickly went to the commissary and did our business before night fall. The next night (Saturday) we sat in our chairs and watched all the traffic- for 5 hours it was bumper to bumper! But there was no noise and we just enjoyed the display :) We did have a difficult time finding the place, but it was worth it!
This was our first visit to Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area (BLORA) and it was very memorable. We were on site 8 on top of the hill when you first enter BLORA. We had very good TV reception using our 5th wheel stock antenna. It is about 8 miles to the base, where there was a very good commissary and exchange. The Christmas light display on BLORA was the best and biggest Christmas light display that I have ever seen. It took us over and hour to drive through it all. If you have the chance to come here the end of November or December, you will not be disappointed in the light show.
I spent over two weeks here in October 2011. It was a wonderfully comfortable, affordable RV experience. Kudos to the security personnel. The were extremely helpful, maintain excellent gate security and roving patrols, especially at night. Directions on how to get there are weak. There has been some upgrades on TX 121, such as adding stoplights and not updating street signs. Turn left off 121 at the third stoplight as you go north from 190, further identified by the overpass just before it and the large stone on the left marking the Nazarene Church. Also just after you turn left there are schools just down the street on your right. We stayed in Deer Creek Park area. It is not unusual to see deer browsing in the fields. On the chance that someone from Fort Hood reads this, there are several water hook ups that are leaking underground or just at the surface. After a dry summer you can tell by the green grass growing only around the hook up. This RV area is a good value and I recommend it.
July 5th 2011
If you are tent camping as we were, it is horrible. Their is no shade to speak of. Maybe 3 trees. The bathroom is a long walk away with no showers. You have to drive way up to the RV section for a shower.
March 24, 2011
T.L. left this review using the Directory software: Very nice campground.Saw deer near our campsite. Only negative no Verizon cell service or broadband on phonecard.
16-18 Nov 2010
Only 2 chg's from 2 months ago. This visit Dee asked me if I had an (federal) America the Beautiful Pass. Just having finished our grand western tour -I had the National Parks/Monument pass and it saved me more money right here at BLORA. Only $9 per night w/ the pass!!! Now that's a deal. Thnx Dee. Back in Sept no one told me about it & I didn't know to ask. Second update -BLORA's Christmas light show starts today. It begins at 1730 nightly. This update is significant because BLORA chg's the roads in & thru the RV park. After 1730 each evening you can't get out of the RV park. It's open to the public & I'm told there is a LOT of traffic. So it you're coming in to stay at BLORA for the next month- be sure you know the new times to get in & out of the park each evening.
14 Sept 2010
We were told by the folks at West Ft. Hood Famcamp that the ONLY way to get to BLORA was thru' Ft. Hood. NOT So. it's lots easier if you come from Belton. I'd follow the directions listed here, and not drive 30 minutes across Ft. Hood. The last review said it all. Sites are hit & miss. 1 is paved with W/E/S the next door site is a poorly sloped, gravel mess w/ nothing (or partial). We finally found a "full hook-up" site. Then after setting up, we discovered that the standard white, PVC pipe that RV parks across the country use for the sewer drain-is NOT the sewer pipe here at BLORA. It's a cutoff for the water. So the "full hookup site" I thought I had, really had no sewer. No matter-there is a dump. Just confusing, but it is a pretty place. The marina/lake layout is identical to Ft. Sam's rec area of Canyon lake. If you have a boat & are a fisherman this looks like a great place to HQ for the winter months. For an overnight-not so great.
26-30 March 2010
Beautiful park and lake. Old flood debris not cleaned up on all Beaches. Good new cement pads in Deer and Cedar Creek, but not all are level, but good shade. The full hook up park area is out dated, too short, not level, broken pads and sewer receptacles are too far from the rigs and at the extreme rear of the pads. Nice cookers, fire rings and shaded picnic covers at each site. Must tie down the garbage can covers, Coons visit every night. Finding the park coming from TX Loop 121 was tricky for us as 1st timers. Its over 12 miles from the park to the commissary at the East Gate. Satilite TV is OK if a South exposure site is used due to lots of trees. Did not use Wi-Fi but Verizon Cell Phone is very weak every where except on high ground near the Main Office. We will return. Col Allen (USA Ret)
This is a beautiful place to stay and play in the summer and beautiful at Christmas time. Can't say much for the bath houses - cold. The sites are good for smaller rigs but we didn't maneuver too well in our 37'. Our stay was pleasant.
Dec 4 - 10, 2008
I found this stay to be as good or better than my previous one. This time of year is great here. A lot of the local businesses and military units put up Christmas lights. This is a big park and there are lots of lights. Worth staying here just to see them. I found the laundry this time. It is located in the back of the bathrooms in Deer Park. Also, in Deer Park, there are now some sites with full hookups. W/E/S. On another note, if you should happen to have a motor scooter or motorcycle, be aware that in order to ride it on base, you must have proof of a motorcycle safety course, and I didn't because I am not required to have a motorcycle license because I have a 50cc scooter, helmet with face shield, long sleeves, long pants, gloves, and sturdy footwear above the ankles. Seems a little extreme, but that is what they require. I do plan on staying here again if I am in the area. Stayed in the Cottages area. Still only 30 amp.
Nov 1 to Dec 1, 2008
R.B. left this review using the Directory software: Bathroom is terrible, the park in general is clean and well kept, lots of wildlife, raccoons get in garbage, plenty of deer.
April 7-17 2008
Cedar park is still closed from last year's flooding so we stayed in Deer park. Beautiful and spacious sites (some concrete pads)...very woodsy and would stay there vs the Cottage park for atmosphere even though only full hook-ups only in Cottage park. (big class a's were in deer park). Yes base (it is a city!) is 20 minutes away- diesel and recyling and 2 commissaries there but peace and quiet at lake offsets that. They did not respond while there to notice that we saw three water spigots leaking continuously. And we had to clean 2 bags of dog poop and one bag of toy parts when we pulled into campsite. Some campers drove way to fast and wrong way on one way areas. Those were the only negatives. Would go back and they are building quite a bit of 'shopping' in Killeen.
Feb 21 to Mar 1, 2008
Stayed here from Feb 21 to Mar 1. Found it to be a nice place to stay. Broadband access and cell phone, both Verizon, worked well. Place was well kept. One of the campgrounds was shut down due to some damage from flooding last year. I stayed at Guest Cottages. 11 or 12 RV sites there with full hookups. Lots were not real level, front to back, but no major problem. I would stay here again.
I stayed here in a motorhome, but wouldn't do it again. There are only a dozen or so sites in this CG and only one or two are large enough for a good sized rig mainly due to pad sloping. Most, but not all, sites have ample room between them. It is not actually on the Fort Hood military post, but rather on a MWR recreation area at Lake Belton. User's don't have to go thru a typically military checkpoint gate. I didn't rate it very high in location because it's well off the normal highways and at least 20 minutes drive to any facilities on the military installation. Part of the access road is a bit curvey and you have to cross one cattle guard. That's not a major problem for any size rig, but one needs to drive carefully. Fishing and water rec equipment rental is available. There are some nice picnic areas.
Cedar RV Park - 5 stars. Very quite at this time of year with very few lights to obstruct sky or shine in windows at night. Dump station close by. Cottage RV Park - 3 stars. Sites small with steep slope on some. No room for slideouts on some sites. Bright lights but fairly quiet. Rated this campground 3 due mainly to small size of sites. Obviously made for much smaller RVs than typical today