We arrived Friday only to find out Fort Sam and Randolph Rec Areas are now Joint Force operated by Randolph. Sites 11-24 are currently electric only. They now take reservation for sites 1-10 and sites 25-30 are space available. Air Force side has 10 full hookup sites available. Some of the regular, annual winter RVers don't like the change, however, from my conversations with the Air Force staff on the East side, there are plans to make all sites full hookups after the Christmas season and reservations will be accepted 3 months in advanced. No one likes change and that's what going on currently. Both RV parks are in great locations with plenty of place to hike.
Taking the time to write this because I think that everyone should know that this is an awesome facility. Hate camping because the military makes us do it enough. However, this was a great safe family experience. We arrived early Saturday morning, unpacked, set up our tents, ate lunch, played in the river and sand, took a walk, bar-bq hamburgers for dinner, played some more, set up a fire for smores and lights out because the kids were too tired. Hubby and I stayed up drinking beer and listening to the sound of crickets. Woke the next morning to coffee and bacon on the grill. It was a great time. There is an office to buy somethings that you forgot. Showers and indoor plumbing at the office for those who do not like sleeping with sand in their shorts. Washers and dryers available. Downfall is that if you forgot something like ketchup and the office is closed you have to travel 30min. to buy some affordable ketchup, understand that there is no electricity in the tent area and no sinks but you can take a big bucket and fill it up with water at a well to wash your hands before you eat. Oh, and absolutely under no condition can you skinny dip....other than that it was a great time, great place and best of all great people!!!
Awesome experience. Our family, including kids and grandchildren, stayed in a cottage this past weekend. Cottages are clean and air conditioning is nice and cold (we can control). Full kitchen! Bring a mattress pad if you want to sleep comfortably. Each of the three bedrooms had a queen bed. Staff was very friendly. Beach area was great for the grand kids and the lake is beautiful. Already made reservations to come back.
1st review for 2010. Not much has chg'ed from past excellent 2009 reviews. Very nice pads/sites, facilities all in good working order & new. However, checking in is strange. We got to the gate, got a pass & directions to the office. Perhaps I misunderstood but drove around until a camper showed me the office. Office staff told me to go back to the RV park & pick out a place, set up & come back to register afterwards. We got to an empty site, drove in & found the hookups are reversed every other spot. So in number 2 you have hookups on the left, number 3-on the right, etc. And don't forget there's $5 added to the daily $15 site (Park entrance fee). No way out of that except a $40 annual parking pass.
We love staying here when we come to see my brother and sister-in-law. Since our last visit a year ago, we noticed a lot of the RV sites have been upgraded. We now have complete hook ups with 30/50amp, sewer, and water. The new concrete pads are now wide, and long. Each site has a nice patio, grill, and a big picnic table. Since the upgrade, the number of sites have been reduced from 33 to 30. I think that because of the improvements, the nightly rate increased from $10 to $15 a night which is still not too bad. There are still some improvements that need to be made, but overall, we are very impressed.
Stayed here recently on a whim. The hill country area is very beautiful and Uncle Sam picked a very nice location on the lake for Ft Sam and Randolph just across the road. The cottages (trailers really) were immaculate and, for the most part, comfortable. They are relatively new and well equipped. The folks who worked there (except for one grumpy old coot) were warm and friendly. We stayed in the trailers (cottages) and here are some things I wish I knew beforehand: - The beds are horribly stiff. Bring your own mattress topper unless you prefer sleeping on floor-like stiffness. Also bring your own pillows (we did). - The park is locked up at 10 PM every night. So if you return to the park after this time you have to park your vehicle outside and walk to your cottage. It's not far, but some other parks have a key pad operated gate which allows entry after the staff have gone home. Kind of inconvenient if you were in town and had a load to carry. - This is just a heads up - there is a 2 page check-in checklist in which you have to count the spoons, pans, collanders, etc (along with a price for each item) and return to the office within 1 hour of check-in (or else). There is also a 2 - 3 page check-out checklist to run to include scrubbing the toilets and floors and leaving the mop and sheets (specifically tucked inside the pillowcases) near the front door (or else). Lots of bold print items enumerating that if this/that/the other thing isn't done, they can charge a penalty on your credit card. Just be ready for a moving out of base housing, white glove inspection experience. Other than that, we'd do it again and probably will.
Stayed Mother's Day 2009 and left following Tuesday. Gave amenities/facilities a lesser score because the beach area was closed; however, this was not their fault--serious drought. Bathhouse (female) was very clean--only change I would make would be to make shower head adjustable. If you want to hook-up to WiFi, there is no guest password, can either hit enter or type in guest--staff did not know this info. Very quiet, which is what I needed and the price was right since I had National Park Pass.
This is an excellent and very friendly facility. Excellent staff. Very nice marina and fishing dock. RV facilities are quite adequate, convenient dump station. Some sites offer 50 amp some 30 amp. Nice central area where conversations come easily. I have stayed here several times and will continue to do so. Many improvements made lately and more scheduled. Convenient to San Antonio 30 - 40 minutes, rustic and overall a great place to stop for awhile.
We stopped by for a visit. This is a real nice recreation area with plenty of water sports. The "cottages" and RV Park aren't very fancy, but they do the job and the rates are reasonable. The office gate and office workers were very friendly. This recreation area is great for tent campers, picnicing, and group picnics. There's plenty of tent sites and picnic tables/BBQs along the lake. The RV Park bath house is in pretty bad shape, but they already have plans to build a new one. Without sewer connections (there is a dump), staying here for a week (or so) in an RV is a good option.
Let me start off by saying, the staff is EXTREMELY helpful and friendly. I had a sick child and had to cancel my reservation; the staff, Charlie and the other staff were great at understanding our situation. We rescheduled our visit. Nice and clean rooms!!! A great and safe environment for my family. We will be coming back to visit very soon!!!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK AND THE FRIENDLY STAFF!!!!!! IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE!!! THANKS AGAIN!!! Mr. & Mrs. Greenstone, San Antonio, Texas
The "3" rating for Amenities/Facilities was given for the bath/toilet facilities and no on site sewer connections. Some sites aren't well defined and don't have both 30 and 50 amp service. Some have 50 and some have 30. There is a $5.00 daily entrance fee. Waived for Golden Age/Golden Passport holders. The entrance gate is locked at 2200 hrs (10:00PM). The hosts were extremely helpful and friendly. When using their WiFi system and you're using Outlook or Outlook Express, your outgoing email server must be configured as "smtp.gvtc.com"Â (leave off the quotes). The laundry room is behind the office. Not free though. Pay washers and dryers. Overall, it was a most delightful experience. I will definately return.
We have been coming to this Park for several years and always enjoy the experience. There have been a number of improvements that make the stay enjoyable, new WiFi, new Office decor, new staff members, trees trimmed for easy access, very clean facilities, and many more. The people are very helpful and friendly. It is very reasonable at $10 / day or $250 a month. Gets crowded in the spring and fall and weekend/holidays, but wide open most of the time.
The water system could be improved (a little hard water) and sometimes too many cats, bu the views and area is very, very nice. Nice fishing marina and boats to rent. We will always come back here.