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Old 01-02-2009, 04:33 PM   #1
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Any Good Suggestions for Austin Tx RV parks?

I'm headed for Austin Tx soon with Safari in tow - any good suggestions for an RV Park in that area? Would like to stick close to the city but steer clear of the airport.
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:31 PM   #2
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Not sure!

Contact Utee94 on here.. he's from Austin and might have some insight.. although he's a rookie....

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Do you need full hookups?

If you don't need full hookups, McKinney Falls State Park is fairly nice - but water/electric only - no sewer hookup.
Its south of town: TPWD: McKinney Falls State Park
We've stayed there once. It was nice - even in the winter.

We're also looking for a nice place to stay - we have kids in Pflugerville (north of Austin). If you find something, please post it here.

Our problem is we don't like tight-packed commercial parks that look like an airport parking lot. We prefer some space and greenery.

Good luck.
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Pecan Grove near Barton Springs, if you can get in.
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Pecan Grove near Barton Springs, if you can get in.
Vaughn - NOBODY gets in Pecan Grove on any sort of short notice. Very long waiting list last I heard. Heck, they wouldn't even let GHWB in even when he enjoyed some degree of popularity many years ago. I think they probably DID make an exception for some young Hollywood actor tho. But that was only good advertising.
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:50 PM   #6
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Pecan Grove

I will second the vote for Pecan Grove. It is kinda "quirky" and a little bit old, but is a little slice of Austin. Right off Barton Springs, maybe 10 minutes from I-35 and even less to downtown. Walking distance to several restaurants and clubs with live music if that is your thing. Not much further to a big park.

Always a pretty good number of other airstreams of all vintages there it seems.

It can be challenging to get in at times. If you do go, remember they take cash or checks only. No credit cards. Also, for a high tech town, the park has no wi-fi available. If you are near the front, you might be able to get online through one of the restaurants that has open access, but don't count on it. Last time I was there, I got consistantly good speeds with an at&t HSDPA card. I was just on the fringe of getting a reliable wi-fi signal.
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Old 01-03-2009, 02:56 PM   #7
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I called Pecan Grove and successfully made a reservation this morning. Since we need mid city access it is perfectly situated for us. Thanks for the good responses...and it looks like McKinney Falls is a nice park to visit on another trip.
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I called Pecan Grove and successfully made a reservation this morning. Since we need mid city access it is perfectly situated for us. Thanks for the good responses...and it looks like McKinney Falls is a nice park to visit on another trip.
I will agree that you were lucky to get in. It is always in demand. In the past, I knew a couple of people who lived there. There is good dining in the area, and be sure to check out the oriental garden in Zilker Park.
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Sorry I got to this late, but the others steered you right. Pecan Grove is a great place near some funky neighborhoods and restaurants. Access to downtown is excellent. Have fun!

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how about north of Austin

Hi Marcus,
do you know of anything nice north of Austin - near Pflugerville?
Thanks.
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Try Mobile Manor RV park on Barton Springs Rd. ((512) 327-0703) - right in between Chuys and Baby Acapulco's... Kevin & Prim Li (Bambibandit) have their "weekend" quarters there for when they're downtown... Not as tight as Pecan Grove and on restaurant row.

Pecan Grove is at 1518 Barton Springs Rd., so they're neighbors... Anyway, Pecan Grove as been bought by developers and they're fixin' to build, or before the **crash** were going to build, yet another yuppiefied "urban" hi-rise condo... so no tellin' how much longer they have to go...
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Has anyone tried McKinney Falls State Park?

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Old 01-19-2009, 07:35 AM   #13
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Hi Marcus,
do you know of anything nice north of Austin - near Pflugerville?
Thanks.
Sorry TD, just saw this question.

Since I live here, that means I don't really ever stay here in an RV so I don't know the parks that well. I do know of a decent one out East, near the intersection of 183 and MLK. That's as far East as you're talking about, but further South. It's called Oak Forest RV Park.

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I went out and looked at an Airstream to buy that was stored out there, and the place seemed pretty nice. The Airstream was in good shape too, a '68 Overlander with some nice renovations, but the owner was VERY proud and was asking way too much.

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We came to Austin 29 years ago with our Airstream in tow. We stayed at Pecan Grove RV Park. Its close to down town, parks and restrarants.
We used to walk to the Armadillo World Headquarters (its long gone).

1518 Barton Springs Rd
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