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Old 01-31-2007, 10:18 AM   #1
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RV parks in Austin?

Jen and I want to attend the South by Southwest happening in Austin and it seems all hotel rooms are booked. Any ideas of RV parks would be appreciated. Thanks joe
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:29 AM   #2
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Try Austin Lone Star.Have not stayed there,but plan to in May.
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:56 AM   #3
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Pecan Grove is full already - but stop by if you're around 'cause we're going to be there.

Royal Palms is o.k. - They have full time residents, mobile homes, and RV spots.

McKinney Falls State Park is nice, and fairly close to everything (10-15 min. drive)

Where is Austin Lone Star? I'll try to find out more about it.

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Old 01-31-2007, 11:55 AM   #4
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I think Austin Lone Star is on I-35 about Ben White.
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:58 PM   #5
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Too bad the PECAN GROVE is full.

Make sure you go by just to see it. World's Coolest RV Park, on a river bank and RIGHT DOWNTOWN.

Definately one of the many things that Help Keep Austin Wierd.

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O.k. Lonestar is the one I thought. RV lover - I think it depends on what type of park you are looking for. Lonestar is nice but a little ways out. McKinney Falls is typical state park, but a little closer to the southside events than Lone Star is.

Let me know if you are coming to Austin, because we will be in Shady Grove in the Globetrotter. You can park at our site and go to one of the great restaurants around the area.
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I'm sorry. I meant Pecan Grove. Shady Grove is the restaurant next door.
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As an aside, I was just checking out some websites regarding Pecan Grove. Found this website that has photos of a number of Airstreams in the park. Looks like a Rally?
barenakedfamily.com ~ Pecan Grove RV Park

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Nope. No rally. About 80% of the spaces are permanent residents. Of those, ther's probably 10-12 Airstreams, Avions, and Silver Streaks. Then, word has gotten around with Airstream owners, who appreciate the finer, funkier things in life, that this is a good, enjoyable, laid back park, so a lot of other Airstreamers stay their regularly.

At least two of the 'permanent' residents actually have houses in Austin (on the north side) and keep their Airstreams there so they can have a place to stay the weekend or spend the night if they were out late in the area.
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We have stayed in Austin Lone Star six or seven times. It is the BEST in Austin we have stayed. Pecan Grove is MUDDY unless they have cleaned it up, which I do not think they have. 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.
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I guess it just depends on your tastes. I would gladly give up a pale slab of concrete for shady trees, gravel, mud when raining, lots of character, and being walking distance to Town Lake, Zilker Park, Congress Bridge Bat Colony, etc.

Those are the things I enjoy, so take this as a caveat when considering my reviews of campgrounds. I will always flavor the comfortably-worn to the shiny and pristine.
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O.k. Lonestar is the one I thought. RV lover - I think it depends on what type of park you are looking for. Lonestar is nice but a little ways out. McKinney Falls is typical state park, but a little closer to the southside events than Lone Star is.
Hate to disagree, Eric, but Lone Star, is on the interstate in south Austin by William Cannon and is a lot more convenient than McKinney Falls. McKinney Falls is a nice park, but there is absolutely nothing near it. The nearest good restaurants are in the I-35 and William Cannon area.

The shortest way from McKinney Falls to anything downtown would be up McKinney Falls Parkway to 183 and then up 183 to about 7th street which is a pretty long trek through the seedy end of Austin to get downtown.

OTOH, Lone Star has become expensive and McKinney Falls is certainly a lot cheaper place to stay.
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John - You're prob. right about the distances. In Austin, we usually stay around the South Lamar/Ben White/Brodie area. Now that Ben White is near completion around Riverside to I35, we go that way.

We could probably discuss the finer points of Austin all day. I think wherever RVLover goes, they will enjoy themselves.
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Austin City Limitless

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