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Old 06-04-2011, 08:14 AM   #1
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Formula One (F-1) Austin, Texas 2012

Trip planning is underway for the June, 2012 F-1 race in Austin, Texas. Can anyone in the Austin area chime in on the location of the track now under construction? On which side of town is it located as I'd like to find a good spot to camp near the track and make reservations now. Thanks in advance.
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Track is southeast of town. Only a few miles from the airport. Not many rv parks in that area. There is a very nice state park that would be close. It's called McKinney Falls I think. Lone Star RV on south interstate 35 would be a good choice too. It has full hook ups and puts you on the right side of town. Crest view RV has a park in Buda that would put you at the toll way and Ih 35 and this too would be a good spot. Hope this helps.
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Thanks Charlie. That's just the kind of help I was looking for. We appreciate it very much. Hope you get some rain down that way. Dick
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Closest Commercial RV Park

The following is the closest commercial RV Park. I have driven by this park before and it looks very well maintained. In fact, it seems to get many positive reviews on RV Park reviews.

Austin Oak Forest RV Park | Main


Interesting that you ask about the nearest RV Park. We have been considering the purchase of some property very near the Formula-1 Track and developing it into an RV Park. If we were to pursue this venture we want to develop it with lots of palm trees (it already has lots of mesquite trees on the property), pool, cabana, tiki bar ... and give it more of a tropical feel. I'm thinking it could turn into a good investment. But I keep getting cold feet.
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The following is the closest commercial RV Park. I have driven by this park before and it looks very well maintained. In fact, it seems to get many positive reviews on RV Park reviews.

Austin Oak Forest RV Park | Main


Interesting that you ask about the nearest RV Park. We have been considering the purchase of some property very near the Formula-1 Track and developing it into an RV Park. If we were to pursue this venture we want to develop it with lots of palm trees (it already has lots of mesquite trees on the property), pool, cabana, tiki bar ... and give it more of a tropical feel. I'm thinking it could turn into a good investment. But I keep getting cold feet.
I think it would be fantastic! Of course, any property down there is likely much more expensive now than it would have been a year ago, but such is the way of things.

I'd even consider renting out my house to some out-of-town F1 fans, and staying in your RV park during race week.
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Bastrop State park is about 30 miles away and would be very low cost to stay. You cannot drive to the track unless you have a parking pass. You will need to park at the Expo center and take a shuttle.
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Race is in November 2012...Track will barely be ready by then...you can park rv on the grounds for $15,000....
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Hi from GA/AZ. . . I hope some forum members go to the race and give us all a big report on it. I'm definitely thinking about year 2 (if there IS a year 2) and have it on our tentative travel calendar for 2013. F1 in Indy was fun. Thanks and regards, Craig
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Big F-1 weekend planned at this house in Austin, my wifes brother is flying in from PA for the event and we are even considering renting the 345 Airstream Motorhome to some out of town/out of country F-1 fans looking for a cool place to stay. As someone mentioned above, it doesn't really matter where you stay, unless you have a parking permit, you have to take the shuttle and just surrender to the whole experience. Hotel rooms have been booked for some time and are very expensive.
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Hmm, Retire at the end of September, nothing in the works for November...love F1, seems like we gotta go...Hope the track is done-
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I am thinking about going. It looks like turn 15 is still available. I think I will get tickets next week. So I guess the consensus is to stay with in an hour of the track and then drive to the expo center where a shuttle will take you to the track? I still haven't reserved a place to stay are there any suggestions for an RV park in the area? Has anyone committed to a place to camp?
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I am thinking about going. It looks like turn 15 is still available. I think I will get tickets next week. So I guess the consensus is to stay with in an hour of the track and then drive to the expo center where a shuttle will take you to the track? I still haven't reserved a place to stay are there any suggestions for an RV park in the area? Has anyone committed to a place to camp?

I would check this site asap:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department | State Parks
I did a quick check and most state parks east and south of Austin are already booked for that weekend. Padernales State Park west of Austin still had sites available. Its about an hours drive depending on traffic and time of travel.
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Check out this campground on west side of Austin. About a 40 min drive from the Expo center. Only a couple of years old, 250 sites, easy access and close to grocery, gas, Walmart, Target, Home depot, restaurants and good barbecue.

La Hacienda
5220 Hudson Bend Rd
Austin, TX 78734
(512) 266-8001


Also, Emma Long park is a little closer, it is run by the city of Austin. PITA to drive in and out of but nice camoing right on Lake Austin. Only 20 sites with Electircity and no reservations, 14 day max stay. Cheap!

Emma Long Park
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We're rolling out for Austin on the 12th, arriving at Lone Star RV Resort the next day. Got tickets for Turn 11; shelled out the big bucks for an on-site parking pass till we can actually see how the shuttle situation pans out. Looking forward to having F1 back in the US again (even if it is a Tilke track)! Bring your rain togs for what looks to be a splashy Friday practice...
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