Campgrounds

On this page you may track our campgrounds we stayed-in and the site number we had. We will also show you, if available, the RV Park Map, a picture of the site, and give you some information on how we liked the campground and on our preferred/recommended sites for future travelers.

Overall important for us are:
– Safety and cleanliness of the whole campground
– Price-performance ratio
– Area nearby (within a nature park or at the beach or near a bigger city)
– Nice views and/or lush landscaping of the sites or completely within nature
– Size of the site (if possible not too near to the next site)
– Dog-friendly

Less important for us are club events or all amenities (including showers, as we use the one we have in our trailer).


THERE WE GO:
Alabama:
Mobile: Meaher State Park
Florida:
Pensacola: Navarre Beach RV Resort
Carrabelle: Carrabelle Beach RV Resort
Lake Manatee State Park
Bradenton Beach: Holiday Cove RV Resort
Fort Myers: Gulf Water RV Resort
Louisiana:
Palmetto State Park
New Orleans: Ponchartrain Landing RV Park
Mississippi:
Natchez: River View RV Park
Texas:
Houston: Space Center
Dallas: Loyd Park
Waco: Airport Park
Austin: McKinney Falls State Park
Houston: Fallbrook RV Park Park


Houston Space Center, Texas:
Space Center RV Park, Site #106

Overall impression: It’s just a parking lot, a real over-nighter. Due to heavy rains, we had lots of mud. Very friendly personell. Lots of permanent working residents. Very loud due to the highway just next to the campground.
Recommended Sites: No special site recommendation. If you do not need to be near to the Space Center, we would probably recommend you to take another campground.

20180210-20180210-IMG_176320180215-20180215-IMG_261120180215-20180215-IMG_260820180215-20180215-IMG_2609
Back to table of contents


Natchez, Mississippi:
River View RV Park and Resort, Site #99

Overall impression: Simple campground directly at the Mississippi River (small damn in between). 5min to Downtown Natchez. Well sized spaces. Not a lot of direct view on the river. Some concrete, some grass, relatively level. Nice Riverwalk. No wildlife besides squirrels.
Recommended Sites: No special site recommendation, first row.

20180210-20180210-IMG_246920180210-20180210-IMG_246720180210-20180210-IMG_2466
Back to table of contents


Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas:
Loyd Park, Site #56

Overall impression: Extremely beautiful and big campground directly at the lake Joe Pool. 25min to Downtown Dallas and Fort Worth. Hugely sized spaces. Beautiful views on the lake. All paved, very level. Some wildlife (rabbits, squirrels, birds etc.).
Recommended Sites: Merely all sites first row lake side or within the woods are very nice. You may not really go wrong in the outer circles/first rows.

20180125-20180125-IMG_132420180204-20180204-IMG_165920180204-20180204-IMG_166120180204-20180204-IMG_166620180208-20180208-IMG_173920180208-20180208-IMG_1738
Back to table of contents


Waco, Texas:
Airport Park Campground, Site #20

Overall impression: Wonderful campground directly at the lake Waco. 15min to Downtown. Hugely sized spaces. Beautiful views on the lake and small gravel beaches. All paved, very level. Some wildlife (Deers, birds etc.). Noise from Airport is minimal.
Recommended Sites: All lake sites are beautiful, the ones we liked most are 9, 10, 12, 14, 22, 24, 60.

20180202-20180202-IMG_160720180131-20180131-IMG_198720180131-20180131-IMG_198020180131-20180131-IMG_199120180131-20180131-IMG_198420180131-20180131-IMG_1583
Back to table of contents


Austin, Texas:
Mc Kinney Falls State Park Campground, Site #72

Overall impression: Beautiful campground in a very nice State Park, with lots of hike and bike trails and of course the water falls. 20min to Downtown. Hugely sized spaces. Merely within the woods, gravel or paved, quite level. Some wildlife (Deers, birds etc.).
Recommended Sites: Site 3, 27, 45, 46, 53, 55, 56, 63

20180119-20180119-IMG_123920180124-20180124-IMG_177020180124-20180124-IMG_177220180124-20180124-IMG_177120180129-20180129-IMG_1907-2
Back to table of contents


Houston, Texas:
Fallbrook RV Park, Site #124

Overall impression: Clean RV Park. Normally to small sized concrete spaces. No landscaping, besides some litte lawn between the sites. 20-30min to Downtown. Lots of longterm RVers.
Recommended Sites: Sites around the lake (121 – 145 and 147).

20180121-20180121-IMG_166320180124-20180124-IMG_174720180124-20180124-IMG_1746
Back to table of contents


Palmetto State Park, (near Abbeville, Louisiana):
Palmetto State Park Campground, Site #18

Overall impression: Very lovey campground within a beautiful state park, with several lakes, hike trails and canoe trails. Hugely sized spaces. Within the woods, all gravel, quite level. Lots of wildlife (wild pigs, armadillos, black bear, alligators, birds etc.). Far from everything – pure nature.
Recommended Sites: Quite all sites are beautiful, we especially liked 7, 9, 14 (most privacy and nicely landscaped). Around the numbers 31-38, there is less shade and they are more closely together.

20180119-20180119-IMG_123620180119-20180119-IMG_123820180119-20180119-DSC_000820180120-20180120-IMG_1244
Back to table of contents


New Orleans, Louisiana:
Pontchartrain Landing RV Park, Site #26

Overall impression: Very good RV Park with views on Marina/Yacht Repair. Normal sized spaces. Nicely landscaped, all gravel. Restaurant/Bar. Very friendly personnel. Nice Pool. Shuttle to New Orleans available by RV Park. Well situated in a short drive to New Orleans French Quarter.
Recommended Sites: All lake front sites, but also second row pull-through’s are nice. Avoid the sites 128 to 153. You cannot choose the slot when you book, only the category (see legend).

Map_NewOrleans20180108-IMG_100720180108-IMG_100820180108-DSC_000120180108-DSC_0009
City lights in the night
Back to table of contents


Meaher State Park (near Mobile, Alabama):
Meaher State Park Campground, Site #33

Overall impression: Small unimportant State Park with beautiful views on Mobile Bay and nice spacious concrete level sites. Well situated in a very short drive to Mobile.
Recommended Sites: All bay front sites, especially 25-33 but also second row is nice (6-34). You’ll hear the traffic from the interstate and the highway slightly, depending on the wind.

20180105-20180105-IMG_102720180105-20180105-IMG_0900-220180102-20180102-IMG_083320180105-20180105-IMG_0906-2
Back to table of contents


Navarre, Florida (near Pensacola, Florida):
Navarre Beach RV Resort, Site #D174

Overall impression: Key West-style RV park. Not a real beach. Sites very small, merely not landscaped and close to each other. All gravel. Narrow streets within the park.
Recommended Sites: D167-D178 were the most shaded and spacious sites. B50/C51 and A2-A10 are not as fancy as they seem.

Map_NavarreBeach

20171229-20171229-IMG_0558
“Beach” of Navarre Beach RV Resort
Back to table of contents


Carrabelle, Florida (near Apalachicola and Gulf Breeze):
Carrabelle Beach RV Resort, Site #52

Overall impression: Slightly landscaped, spaces ok-sized, but close to each other. Situated in a 30min drive to Apalachicola. Very nice pool area. People come here because of the beach, not because of the RV Park. You do not see the beach from your site, but it’s just a 1 minute walk across the street and it’s absolutely gorgeous and very dog friendly.
Recommended Sites: None is perfect, none on the left side of Beacon Street is really bad, but 20, 21, 53, 54 are probably the best sites. Avoid The New Haven Retreat.

Map_CarrabelleBeach20171223-IMG_0338-820171225-IMG_0742
Both pictures above: View from our site to check-in area
20171222-IMG_0497
Carrabelle Beach
Back to table of contents


Lake Manatee State Park, Florida:
Lake Manatee State Park Campground, Site #028

Overall impression: Beautiful State Park, nice trails and huge common picnic areas. Very big sites, all packed in nature, you’ll sometimes do not even see your neighbor. All with fire pit. Gravel.
Recommended Sites:  You may choose all sites, they are all beautiful, but: 4, 14,16 and the ones in the 40/50ies outbound are especially nice for us.

Map_LakeManatee

20171219-IMG_022820171219-IMG_022320171219-20171219-IMG_0246
Back to table of contents



Bradenton Beach, Florida:
Holiday Cove RV Resort, Site #76

Overall impression: Well maintained RV Park, nicely landscaped, but relatively small sites. Pool good. Well situated in a short drive location to Bradenton Beach (and Tampa). Tight streets within RV Park.
Recommended Sites: The Marina front sites 37-18. 82 -85, 97 and 11-15 are good too. You’ll hear the traffic from the road, but it’s bearable.

Map_HolidayCove

20171216-IMG_0130-220171217-IMG_0317
Bradenton Beach
Back to table of contents


Fort Myers Beach, Florida:
Gulf Waters RV Resort, Site #925

Overall impression: Very luxurious RV Park, nicely landscaped and huge sites. Well situated in a short drive location to Fort Myers Beach.
Recommended Sites: All lake front sites, especially 902-930 and 642 -678. Due to the landscaping all sites of the park are very nice. 733-659 you’ll  hear some traffic from the street.

Map_GulfWaters

20171212-DSC_003420171212-IMG_015220171212-IMG_0136
We hope, this helps you choosing these RV parks if you are traveling in the area.
Happy Camping 🙂

Back to table of contents

6 thoughts on “Campgrounds

Add yours

  1. Just looked at these pics from your RV sites–some of the views are amazing, from just outside your RV. Great trip, Ulla & I wish you many further interesting, safe, sites and road trips for you & Dominik.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: