Introduction:

This is a very beautiful, well maintained, Thousand Trails campground. We stopped here because it was along our route, so it was just a stopover, but we really enjoyed the park. It's very large, very green, has beautiful walking trails, and lots of amenities. There's not much around the area, but it was a nice place to have a couple slow days.

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The Basics:

Overall Rating: 4.4/5

Price per night / Discounts: $3 / Thousand Trails Membership (see summary below)

Campground website: Thousand Trails Colorado River

Our Site #: 25

Privacy Rating (how spacious and private do the sites feel):

4.5/5: We were in site 25, which was nicely separated from our neighbors. Some of the sites were a bit closer to one another, but none were really bad. Behind us, we had a huge field that backed up to the main office. It felt like a very spacious site.

Location Rating (accessibility to points of interest or to major highways):

3.75/5: This is a great place to stop if you're traveling west across Texas from Houston, but there's not much in the area. On the other hand, the park itself was very nice, so we can certainly see the appeal for many vacationers. That's just not what we focus on.

Site Quality and Big Rig Accessibility Rating (utilities and accessibility of campground hook ups):

5/5: We had full hook ups, the site was level and in great condition, and we had no problems getting into or out of the campground. It is very well maintained.

Technology and Customer Service Rating (online resources, reservations, and staff):

4.5/5: Thousand Trails allows you to book your reservations online which is great. The downside is you can't reserve a particular space and you must drive around to find one that's free. In our case, we got a tip from the ranger when we checked in as to what was available, so we were able to snag a good spot, but in general, we are not fans of not having a particular site reserved. Everyone we dealt with was very friendly and helpful.

Internet Availability Rating (Verizon coverage or campground wifi):

4/5: We relied on our Verizon and it worked well.

Summary:

This was a very nice Thousand Trails park. There's not much to do or see in the area, but it is conveniently located for a stopover while driving across Texas. We were impressed with the site quality, the maintenance of the campground, and the pretty walking trails. We would definitely stop here again if we found ourselves back in the area.

One item of note - we have a zone pass with Thousand Trails, so this particular stay was free for us, except for a $3.00 per night charge because we got a 50 amp site. If we had chosen a 30 amp site, it would have been completely free. (The zone pass with TT cost us $545 for the year and entitled us to 30 free nights. After that we generally have to pay $3.00 per night + $3.00 per night for 50 amp service.)

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