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mlsa3 01-21-2016 08:28 AM

My First Trip of the Year
Just got back from my first trip for the year. Went to Double Lake Recreation Area in Coldsprings, Tx. We used to go there for the day but never camped there. The last time I was there the lake was dry but this time the lake was full and pretty. They had catfish in the lake but no bass according to the camp host.

Wife got sick and had a doctors apt Wednesday in Houston so I made it an overnighter so that I could take her downtown. A one nighter is better than a no-nighter.

Other than the managers and camp host, there was only one other camper in the entire about peace and quiet.

It was strange because the only wildlife I saw was 5 deer....not one squirrel or raccoon. At Brazos Bend State Park, where I normally go, there are literally hundreds of squirrels running around plus herds of deer and gators.

The park is heavily wooded which was nice. Campsites not on top of one another. On one side of the loop the campsites were pretty level but on the other side there were some that were built on a slope. I would hate to have to level on one of those. The campsites were all paved and in good condition.

Lots of bike and hiking trails. The wind was blowing Tuesday morning and cool but just right for me. Rode the bike quite a bit and did some reading...other than that just sat around and enjoyed the peace.

Here are a few pics....nothing special but thought some of you that haven't had a chance to go yet might like to see some.

DanM-AZ 01-21-2016 02:54 PM

Thanks for sharing. I always love to see people's trip reports in their A-Frame.

Steeljag 01-21-2016 03:03 PM

Sorry to hear about your wife! The camping part sounds outstanding! Very little to no noise!

Funny how that part of Texas looks so much like areas of Florida.

Thanks for posting!

Loraura 01-21-2016 03:24 PM

Double Lake is one of my FAVORITE places to camp! We ride and race mountain bikes, so we never miss a race there. If you had been there last weekend the park would have been FULL of racers (and some boy scouts, too).

The only thing I don't like about DL is that if you are not in one of the full hook up sites, you have to wait till someone in one leaves before you have a place to dump your tanks. There is no dump station. We always book a FHU site for that reason, which means we are on the front half of the loop.

I've been in that last spot on the loop once, and I just nearly ran out of tongue jack trying to get level!

Here are a couple of pictures from last weekend:;d=1453142665

chaviva7 01-23-2016 03:49 AM

We camped there years ago. It's very wooded there and some great hiking trails too. You are right about the campsites too being more private than most places. The lake is very nice too.

ziggy52 01-24-2016 07:19 PM

a frame hard shell pop up trailer
Mlsa3 how do you like you a frame RV trailer? I am thinking of getting one and wondered how comfortable you find it. Are they easy to put up as I have seen videos to that affect. Any advice for a first time buyer?

ziggy52 01-24-2016 07:21 PM

any advice for a first time buyer of an A frame trailer. I am thinking about purchasing one.

Terier 01-24-2016 07:41 PM

Your first trip is kicking off your camping season. Thanks for sharing your pictures! I took a one night trip last year and it was just what I needed - a mini break.

chaviva7 01-24-2016 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by ziggy52 (Post 1085500)
Mlsa3 how do you like you a frame RV trailer? I am thinking of getting one and wondered how comfortable you find it. Are they easy to put up as I have seen videos to that affect. Any advice for a first time buyer?

We love our A-Frame as it makes you feel more secure because it's more closed in than the openness of a popup. Not that we didn't love our popup it took more work to put up and take down. The time it takes to set up the aframe takes seconds to a minute. Takes more time to do the stabilizers than opening the aframe. Plus the advantage of having this kind of popup is you are traveling down the road with less wind resistance in passing 18 wheelers, and driving in high wind. It is a dream to pull. Another advantage that we love is we now stay in RV parks when just staying over night somewhere on our way to someplace and don't even need to unhitch from our towing vehicle. Though the cons in owning one is less storage space but you learn to live with less. I'm okay with less as you don't have so much to pack up. You learn to improvise. Hope this helps. I'll share a picture of ours too. Oh the tow weight for our particular trailer is empty GVW 2670 or something like that. Attachment 98310

elchilero53 01-24-2016 11:29 PM

Very nice! Thank you for sharing!! :thumbsup:

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