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Old 12-23-2015, 08:21 AM   #1
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RV Park Near Circuit of Americas (SE Austin)

DW and I will be attending the MotoGP race at Circuit of Americas in early April. I'm leaning towards taking the motorhome rather than staying in a hotel. Any recommendations for a park with full hookups in the area? If we take the RV, we'll only have our little motorcycle (Honda CBR250) for transportation once we're all set up, so I don't want to ride 2 hours to get to the track...Thanks in advance for your advice.

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Old 12-23-2015, 09:43 AM   #2
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The KOA in Bastrop is about 22 miles and is near downtown Bastrop, Walmart, & other shopping. There are closer parks but they are not as near food or shopping. I'm trying to setup a trip for that race myself. We used to live in Bastrop until the wildfire in 2011.

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Old 12-24-2015, 07:06 AM   #3
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McKinney Falls State Park is nice and is nearby, but it only has water and electricity and a dump station, no sewer hookups. McKinney Falls State Park €” Texas Parks & Wildlife Department To add sewer you might check out Austin Lone Star RV Resort. Austin Lone Star RV Resort Park
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Old 12-27-2015, 04:37 PM   #4
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McKinney falls is always sold out that week. Hiway 71 Rv park in cedar Creek may have a site or 2 but I doubt it. Need to make reservations a year in advance. Austin is RV park short when it comes to camping. There is a lot to do here but not many parks.
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Old 12-27-2015, 05:42 PM   #5
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The track is outside of Austin. It's going to be a little bit of drive where ever you stay. I've only been to concerts there.

We generally stay at Oak Forrest, Lone Star, and Pecan Grove. McKinney Falls is a nice little state park as well. Oak Forrest is our favorite for doing things around Austin and it's about 15 miles from the Circuit of the Americas. Make reservations quick though. Pecan Grove RV park is pretty great, it is within walking distance to many restaurants, shops and a great little grocery store called Thoms Market. However it is closer to 20 miles from the track

We camp in a motorhome as well. Pecan Grove can difficult to secure a spot, however we did get a spot a little before Christmas for the fun of it. That one will fill quickly too.

Lone Star RV Resort is a Carefree park, used to be a KOA. It is right off IH35, about 10 or so miles from the park. We've stayed here many times too when we can't get into the others.

Guess it just depends on what you want to be around when you get back. If I could get into Pecan Grove I would, then Oak Forrest then Lone Star, but that's me. The state park is nice, but small, all dirt roads and such.

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Old 12-27-2015, 06:55 PM   #6
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Mike, I agree with everything you said except the last sentence. All roads and sites in Mckinney Falls State Park are asphalt.
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Old 12-27-2015, 07:03 PM   #7
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As of tonight MFSP still has 6 50 amp sites available for those dates.
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:58 AM   #8
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I've been looking at COTA with a view to visiting for the 2017 Formula 1 race. They do have a row of parking for RVs along one on the straights and it is serviced. For the 2015 F1 race, they also let RVs and campers use on of the parking lots.

Have you tried contacting COTA? I sent them an email regarding the F1 race and they didn't respond.
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:05 PM   #9
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South of COTA down Tollroad 130 is a town called Fentress, and there's an rv park there named Leisure Resort. We worked there a couple years ago. Nice park and not too far up the road is the racetrack.
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Old 12-28-2015, 03:27 PM   #10
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What you may think about doing is renting a compact car to use there and be able stay a little further out.

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