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Old 06-27-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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Easing to Austin from New Orleans and wondered if anyone had an awesome place around Austin tx they would recommend. Thanks
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RoadHungry,

One of our favorite places to camp is in San Marcos at Pecan Park. It is 32 miles from Austin, but it had a lot of amenities on site, and has other things to do around it.

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My favorite place near Austin is McKinney Falls State Park. It's a great park and you are not far from all the action Austin has to offer. I don't know if you have kids with you but if you do, Steve, is right. Pecan Park in San Marcos is a great spot to tube and relax.


How long will you be in the Austin area? Lots to do and see but really HOT right now.

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Following is a long list for consideration; however, it depends on whether you're factoring in the need to entertain children or if you want to be near the entertainment (live music, dining, etc.).

My favorite place is without a doubt Bastrop State Park (it is quiet, has a nice swimming pool, nice hike/bike trails, golf course, in the piney woods and only a short 30 min. drive to downtown Austin).
TPWD: Bastrop State Park

Pecan Grove is without a doubt the neatest and best location if you want be in the middle of the entertainment district ... but can be tough to get into. I hear it's booked most of the time.

Others:

1. Near the intersection of Hwy. 71 and Hwy. 183 and and about 15 min. east of downtown is McKinney Falls State Park:
TPWD: McKinney Falls State Park

2. Not far from the 130 Toll Road and not far from Hwy. 183 and gets nice reviews and about 15 min. east of downtown
Austin Oak Forest RV Park | Main

About 15 min. south of downtown:
Austin Lone Star RV Resort
Austin Lone Star RV Resort

About 30 min. west of downtown:

1. Emma Long Metropolitan Park (on Lake Austin)
http://austinparks.org/apfweb/park.php?parkId=247

2. La Hacienda RV Resort (on Lake Travis)
La Hacienda RV Resort & Cottages

Or about 30 min. south of downtown
Crestview RV
Crestview RV Campground | South Austin, Texas Campground | Full hookups, WIFI Internet and Cable TV

Or about 45 min. west of downtown
1. Pace Bend Park (on Lake Travis)
http://www.lcra.org/parks/developed_parks/pace_bend.html

2. Sunset RV Resort
http://sunsetrvresort.com/


About 30 min. north of downtown in Round Rock
Old Settlers Park => Old Settlers Assoc. RV Park Review and Rating

Or about 45 min. north of downtown in Georgetown:

1. Georgetown Lake Corp of Engineers - Cedar Breaks Park => U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Georgetown Lake Home Page

2. Berry Springs RV Park => Berry Springs RV Park: Georgetown's Newest RV Park!

3. New Life RV Park => New Life RV Park Georgetown, TX

About 30 minutes east
Lake Bastrop (north shore)
North Shore Park

Lake Bastrop (south shore)
South Shore Park

Or about 45 min. south of downtown

Lockhart State Park
TPWD: Lockhart State Park
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Frank/Mike,

That's a great list, but are all of them...Awesome?
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Frank/Mike,

That's a great list, but are all of them...Awesome?

No, I wouldn't say they're all awesome. Just thought I would present a quick list for reference in the event the awesome ones are booked. Getting an RV site in Austin can be like getting a hotel reservation sometimes (plenty of events in the area keeps accomodations reserved at full capacity many times).
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Wow. Thanks folks. No kids, well we like to think we still are , but do want to see what Austin has to offer. Excited about the music but not the heat! Thanks again
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Frank & Mike's post is about as through as you'd need. I've seen most of those RV parks and would have no concerns with any one of them. As for the heat in Texas right now, I can only suggest you do as I do - get out & active in the mornings, until maybe !:30 or so, then get in somewhere with AC until after 7:00pm. Drink lots of water & use lots of sun screen & avoid the hottest parts of the day.

One good outing (of many) might be the Bob Bullock Museum of Texas History, more or less downtown Austin. Hope you enjoy your visit, but in any event, I'd like to know what you enjoyed and what you'd give a miss to on your next visit.
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The PECAN GROVE is just about the coolest park on the planet. I've also stayed at OAK FOREST. Its probably the best built, best maintained park that I've ever seen.

Enjoy AUSTIN and its Trailer Park Restaurants.

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Check this out: Pecan Grove Rv Park - Austin, TX

I have't stayed here but have been told by many that if your reason for being in Austin is to experience the 6th street Austin music scene, this is the place to stay. Many other reviews on Pecan Grove RV Park can be found on Google. This review refers to it, but at one time, Matthew McConaughey kept an Airstream trailer at this park full time.
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Following is a long list for consideration; however, it depends on whether you're factoring in the need to entertain children or if you want to be near the entertainment (live music, dining, etc.).

My favorite place is without a doubt Bastrop State Park (it is quiet, has a nice swimming pool, nice hike/bike trails, golf course, in the piney woods and only a short 30 min. drive to downtown Austin).
TPWD: Bastrop State Park

Pecan Grove is without a doubt the neatest and best location if you want be in the middle of the entertainment district ... but can be tough to get into. I hear it's booked most of the time.

Others:

1. Near the intersection of Hwy. 71 and Hwy. 183 and and about 15 min. east of downtown is McKinney Falls State Park:
TPWD: McKinney Falls State Park

2. Not far from the 130 Toll Road and not far from Hwy. 183 and gets nice reviews and about 15 min. east of downtown
Austin Oak Forest RV Park | Main

About 15 min. south of downtown:
Austin Lone Star RV Resort
Austin Lone Star RV Resort

About 30 min. west of downtown:

1. Emma Long Metropolitan Park (on Lake Austin)
http://austinparks.org/apfweb/park.php?parkId=247

2. La Hacienda RV Resort (on Lake Travis)
La Hacienda RV Resort & Cottages

Or about 30 min. south of downtown
Crestview RV
Crestview RV Campground | South Austin, Texas Campground | Full hookups, WIFI Internet and Cable TV

Or about 45 min. west of downtown
1. Pace Bend Park (on Lake Travis)
http://www.lcra.org/parks/developed_parks/pace_bend.html

2. Sunset RV Resort
http://sunsetrvresort.com/


About 30 min. north of downtown in Round Rock
Old Settlers Park => Old Settlers Assoc. RV Park Review and Rating

Or about 45 min. north of downtown in Georgetown:

1. Georgetown Lake Corp of Engineers - Cedar Breaks Park => U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Georgetown Lake Home Page

2. Berry Springs RV Park => Berry Springs RV Park: Georgetown's Newest RV Park!

3. New Life RV Park => New Life RV Park Georgetown, TX

About 30 minutes east
Lake Bastrop (north shore)
North Shore Park

Lake Bastrop (south shore)
South Shore Park

Or about 45 min. south of downtown

Lockhart State Park
TPWD: Lockhart State Park

Have ya'll been to Bastrop State Park since the fires? Word up this way was that 75 percent of the park was destroyed? What's the status if you've been out there recently?
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Have ya'll been to Bastrop State Park since the fires? Word up this way was that 75 percent of the park was destroyed? What's the status if you've been out there recently?
We haven't visited Bastrop State Park since last year's wildfires. In recent news segments on the television, the park still looks beautiful. The following is posted on the Texas State Park site for Bastrop State Park:
Effects of Recent Wildfire

In September 2011, Bastrop State Park and the surrounding pine forest were stricken by wildfire that affected 96 percent of the park. However, firefighters were able to save the historic cabins and facilities that were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The park is recovering from the fire, and most trails, campsites and facilities have reopened to the public.

All areas of the park are open except the following, which will remain closed until further notice:
  • Area east of Harmon Road including that section of the Lost Pines Hiking Trail
  • Gotier Trace and areas north and south of the road
  • Creekside Camp Ground
  • Primitive Camping
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Stayed in Lone star rv park and it was nice. Close to alot of things in Austin and plenty of trees to shade us from the heat. Pecan grove was groovy looking for sure but full. Just arrived north of carlsbad NM at Brantley lake state park and we could use some of those trees now!
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OHHHH, Love Brantley State Park!!! What a bang for the buck!!!!! Glad you enjoyed Austin and safe travels.

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