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Old 03-30-2011, 02:28 AM   #1
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I'm going to take a long trip this summer - my only required stop will be for three days in San Antonio Tx for a convention June 13-17. I need a campground convenient to San Antonio's downtown. The convention will be held in the Grand Hyatt if that's any help.

I'd prefer full hookups but highest priorities are short drive to town, decent water, quiet and safe.

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Old 03-30-2011, 06:48 AM   #2
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Hi Paula. This is a bit of a tall order. I suspect you'll hate driving away from the river at the end of each day. I've always wondered about the KOA east of downtown. The drive there is a bit gritty -- I did it last fall going to the Spurs home opener. City almost drops away a bit when you get as far as the KOA. Read reviews, etc.

Anybody living local know the place? I could drive by there next week & give a report.
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Some mention of the KOA in these threads:
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:26 AM   #4
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We stayed here for 3-4 days this past winter. Was very nice, clean and neat, staff were friendly and helpful.

http://www.brauniglakervresort.com/index.htm

This place is close to the highway, but all sites are not. We wanted easy access to the city, and it was perfect for us.


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I have driven by that KOA numerous times. It has a tall fence all the way around it. It looks pretty nice. It appears to be next to a stream in some low ground. (that is not good when it rains in Texas) It is right across the street from Southwest Wheel in a sort of industrial zone. But the close proximity to downtown and easy access to I-35 would be a plus.
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Stayed at the KOA just off downtown last summer for a meeting at the Hyatt. Drive time was less than 15 minutes at rush hour. It's clean and secure.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:10 AM   #7
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As others have said, the KOA on Gembler Road is a great place to stay and is very convenient to downtown. It has a fence all the way around so it is very secure, with lots of trees. I live in San Antonio, and worked within one half mile of the park for 19 years, so I am very familiar with the park. It is subject to flooding... but only in the event of 15 plus inches of rain which happens about every 12 years. Hope you enjoy your stay in the River City.
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We stayed here for 3-4 days this past winter. Was very nice, clean and neat, staff were friendly and helpful.

Braunig Lake RV Resort | San Antonio, Texas

This place is close to the highway, but all sites are not. We wanted easy access to the city, and it was perfect for us.


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This place is nice, and just south of the city. Not a far drive at all.
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Try this place one of the best kept secrets

Paula try hidden valley rv park Van Ormy TX it is San Antoino,www.hiddenvalleyrv.net takes less than 10min to downtown and is a passport America park. nice and quite gives you the camping feel not the resort feel full hookups and if you get time to tour area come by and see us in San Marcos close to San Antonio at Pecan Park RV park we run the tubing operation there. and there is much to do in this area of TX. http://71airstremtraveling.blogspot.com we post on area we are at with pic's Enjoy the area. Sean & Rondie & Juno
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I also recommend the KOA - it was nice enough, and secure.

A city bus also stops at the entrance, so you can park your TV and ride in; that solves a parking question. But then again, we didn't have any problem parking downtown, either.

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We stayed at Travelers World RV Resort. Bus stops to take you to the Riverwalk. We also liked that they were close to the mission trail. Texas RV Parks - RV Campgrounds & Resorts
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We stayed here for 3-4 days this past winter. Was very nice, clean and neat, staff were friendly and helpful.

Braunig Lake RV Resort | San Antonio, Texas

This place is close to the highway, but all sites are not. We wanted easy access to the city, and it was perfect for us.


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We stayed at the same place the end of February and were pleased. It's about 10-11 miles from the center of San Antonio. Would stay there again.
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Pecan Park RV park we run the tubing operation there.

We love to float...can we get more info on this operation?
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Travlers World is an old established rv park. They are very nice and the spaces are shady and quiet. They had a guard that drove thru the park between dark and dawn. It was very easy to get to downtown and back. It is also very easy to do the missions tour from there. the neighborhood looks seedy ,but once inside you are in a good area. AS a 70+ widow I would not hesitate to stay there now. Hope you enjoy your stay in SA where ever you decide to stay. Kay
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