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Old 12-20-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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Hello from Pearland, TX

Just getting active in the forum, after our first weekend away in our new PUP. Stepping up from tent camping, and looking forward to do lots and lots of exploring with our family of 4!

Our favorite spot of the moment is Quintana county park - on the beach, and pretty quiet (especially this time of year) - but beware the mosquitoes! It's off the beaten track which helps. It's about 1 hour from home which is ideal for last minute weekend trips. Any other good locations that are doable for a weekend from Houston welcomed!
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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Welcome! We started in a pop-up and figured out that I'm just plain lazy. :-) We take wwwwaaaayyyyy too much stuff and didn't like all of the setup so we switched to a fifth wheel.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:36 PM   #3
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Welcome from Arkansas... sorry I don't know locations
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:20 PM   #4
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your pup. It'll be great getting up off the ground!
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:00 PM   #5
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Though I'm not at all sure how far it is from HOU, the Cowboy Capital, Bandera was a fun place to spend a weekend. The CG there was rustic, clean and we'll cared for. BTW, WELCOME!
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:33 PM   #6
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Hello from Santa Fe, Tx. There are several close for weekends. Stephen F Austin State Park, Jamaica Beach Rv, Lake Somerville are a few. We have a 5er and SFA and LS are quiet parks close to home.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:25 PM   #7
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Welcome from western NY. One of my coworkers is from Pearland TX.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:31 PM   #8
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The Brackenridge Recreation Complex and Texana Park have some nice sites not far away down 59 on Lake Texana.

Brackenridge Recreation Complex

You may like Huntsville State Park just a bit north off 45.

Huntsville State Park — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Search your state park home page or any of the river authorities like LCRA for ideas about nearby parks for RV camping.
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Rip we just returned from Brackenridge. We stayed one week had fairly good weather except for the two days of terrible wind. We stayed at the very end - pull thrus and my bff and us were the only two rvs for most of it. Very nice and quiet and when her relatives came the kids had fun riding bikes and we didn't have to worry about them. We have camped at Texana but not in years, it was still a state park. We did go to Huntsville this summer but a lot of their pull thrus are really uneven. They need to do a little maintenance. One guy moved twice so he could find an ok one. Since we were about the only ones at the time we drove thru a lot of them until we found one where you didn't have to put too many levelers under door side making door too high to reach steps - we did add additional step. We really like Goliad and SF Austin. We are trying to do one trip a month trying parks we have never been before. We did drive over to Matagorda to check out that RV park. Anymore suggestions?
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