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Old 03-03-2007, 06:22 PM   #15
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Oakforest Rv Park

I have have never stayed there but our Hill Country Unit is having a Rally their later this year. There is also a pecan park in San Marcus just south of Austin.

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Old 03-24-2007, 03:58 AM   #16
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We have stayed in Austin Lone Star six or seven times. It is the BEST in Austin we have stayed. ..... LONE STAR has a FREE breakfast each morning, ice cream social Saturday and other nice ammenities. Also when you arrive you are escorted to your site.
I'm glad you like Austin. It's a wonderful place to live or to visit.

There are many rv parks around Austin. There's a wonderful state park between town and the airport, but inside you'd think you were many miles away from civilization. There are numerous rv parks west of town near Lake Travis.

Lone Star is a typical old barely remodeled former KOA from the seventies. I camped there many times back then. It was a crowded parking lot then and it is even more crowded and over priced now.

If I could respectively suggest that after six or seven times there you might want to try some of the better parks.

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Old 03-24-2007, 09:24 AM   #17
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Jen and I stayed at McKinner Falls State Park and loved it. True, it is a bit of a drive to the Austin hot spots but worth it. Took us about 15 minutes to some of our favorite south A places. We're partial to State Parks so it worked out great. Our first South by Southwest experience but not our last. A great time. We have purchased some land near Johnson City so we will be enjoying our favorite Texas city (Austin) often. Thanks for all the advice. joe
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:27 AM   #18
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I have staed at Pecan Grove last year for close to a week. I found it quite nice, and convenient. The trees left a spotty haze on my polished trailer, but it washed off easily once I got home.
It is a quiet park, with a nice restaurant next door, and a coffe shop just a block east. Not a trace of mud anywhere.
I can recommend this park for location, ambiance, convenience and the courtesy of the staff.
But then I guess it is full already, so I am posting this for future readers.
Oh, and Austin is great!
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Old 03-24-2007, 11:28 AM   #19
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Shady Grove next door

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I'm sorry. I meant Pecan Grove. Shady Grove is the restaurant next door.
Shady Grove is a really nice restaurant just down the street. Shady Grove is also the park in the same original Toomey Family Pecan Orchard and borders Pecan Grove just to the west. Many people get them mixed up. That is actually the original park, and probably the one where the poster remembered the mud. It can still get pretty muddy there occasionally. It only accepts monthlies and very sadly has just been sold to the owners of the above mentioned coffee shop next door to be developed into high rise condos. I parked there for a whole year when one of my kids was in Law School at The Universiy and was having some health problems. It'll be a shame to see it go. Especially the beautiful huge pecan trees that were planted by Mr. Toomey in the twenties.

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Old 03-24-2007, 11:37 AM   #20
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I have staed at Pecan Grove last year for close to a week. I found it quite nice, and convenient. The trees left a spotty haze on my polished trailer, but it washed off easily once I got home.
I have pecan trees at my farm and they are beautiful and producers of my favorite nut and favorite Southern pies, but that spotty haze if not washed off as you did in a few days can become a REAL problem. The discharge from the trees is acidic and will actually etch the aluminum if left on too long and is horrible on car finishes as well.

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It is a quiet park, with a nice restaurant next door, and a coffe shop just a block east. Not a trace of mud anywhere.
I can recommend this park for location, ambiance, convenience and the courtesy of the staff.
But then I guess it is full already, so I am posting this for future readers.
Oh, and Austin is great!
Because most of the spaces are only rented on a monthly basis with a long waiting list it is almost always full. Make your reservations VERY early. IMO it is probably the best location possible for anything going on in central Austin. Certainly the most "Austin-ey."

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