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Old 10-24-2012, 10:32 PM   #11
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Any hospital stay is bad enough but 90 days must had seem like a lifetime. Glad to hear she is doing much better. Hope you find the right place to enjoy as she continues to heal.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:08 PM   #12
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If you head south on 59 there is a really nice Federal park in Coldspring called Double Lake Recreation Area. It is about 3 1/2 hours from Tyler. In the same area is Wolf Creek operated by the Trinity River Authority.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:49 AM   #13
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Thanks for all the responses... Up until two weeks ago my wife was in the hospital for 90 days with 47 in ICU.... So - we're just looking for a place that won't take hrs to get there (more than 8-10hrs); we love woods, lakes, rivers, etc... Just somewhere we can sit out with our dogs and chill... Maybe sit around a fire at night....
Garner State Park is about a 6.5 hour drive from Tyler. If you've never been there, I think this will fall very nicely into your description of what you want. There are also a couple of other parks around there in case Garner SP is filled up (very likely). We stayed at Parkview Riverside RV Park and really enjoyed it. The Frio River is beautiful and it is really peaceful there. I'll try and get a couple of pictures up later when I get back to my computer.

Glad your wife is on the mend, and keep us posted.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:21 PM   #14
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If you head south on 59 there is a really nice Federal park in Coldspring called Double Lake Recreation Area. It is about 3 1/2 hours from Tyler. In the same area is Wolf Creek operated by the Trinity River Authority.
Ah yes, we've stayed at Wolf Creek twice. First time in the "circles", second time on the waterfront. Waterfront was by far the nicer place. Here's a picture of that (in my old TT and red truck):

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:26 PM   #15
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And as promised, here's Parkview Riverside which is right across the river from Garner State Park. This was our first "real" camping trip after getting the TT. And we were hooked, for sure.

This is our camping spot. Right behind the fence there is the Frio River:

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And this is the Frio River. The Cypress trees are pretty magnificent. We truly had a great time there.

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:27 PM   #16
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...So - we're just looking for a place that won't take hrs to get there (more than 8-10hrs); we love woods, lakes, rivers, etc... Just somewhere we can sit out with our dogs and chill... Maybe sit around a fire at night....
Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park in Fredericksburg. You can spend days around there, plenty to see and do. They only have a couple small planes takeoff next to the park every day, so it is mostly quiet.

You are at the gateway to Hill Country. You can even bring the fidos onto the porch at Auschlander. The food is terrific, and Chloe, or dacshund is an instant hit there.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:18 PM   #17
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Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park in Fredericksburg. You can spend days around there, plenty to see and do. They only have a couple small planes takeoff next to the park every day, so it is mostly quiet.
We've stayed there and would agree it was most enjoyable. Just riding around the local lanes is very nice.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:26 PM   #18
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Not to hijack a thread but how's the weather in the hill country in Feb-March.
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If you want to go a little north, Degrey Lake in Arkadelphia and Maumelle Park outside of Little Rock are nice. Maumelle is a Corps of Engineers Park right on the Arkansas River.

Hello neighbor , we are in Lindale.
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Not to hijack a thread but how's the weather in the hill country in Feb-March.
Typically in the 40's - 60's, even 70's, but could be rather nasty also. There have been some ugly ice storms come through during Feb/March.
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