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Old 05-13-2021, 10:56 AM   #1
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We are from Lewisville, Texas. New to the RV world, so we have a lot to learn. Just purchased a gently used 2017 Surveyor, 247BHDS. Want to travel in our senior years and the journey begins now. We are just planning seasonal travel right now. Don't know where to go or how to do it. We will likely stay closer to Tex/OK until we get better at it. Thank you for the welcome.
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We are from Lewisville, Texas. New to the RV world, so we have a lot to learn. Just purchased a gently used 2017 Surveyor, 247BHDS. Want to travel in our senior years and the journey begins now. We are just planning seasonal travel right now. Don't know where to go or how to do it. We will likely stay closer to Tex/OK until we get better at it. Thank you for the welcome.
Welcome! I'm in Texas also, San Antonio. We purchased last August. We camped at Lake Lewisville in the small park that the The Colony operates twice and once at Grapevine Lake. The Grapevine place was pretty nice.

My list of favorite spots in Texas so far, not in order:

Pioneer RV Park (private) in Port Aransas
Lady Bird Johnson City Park in Fredericksburg
Potters Creek (Army Corp of Engineers) on Canyon Lake
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Garner State Park
Kerrville Schreiner (used to be a state park)
Lake Livingston State Park (get the premium spot)
Davis Mountains State Park
The Vineyards on Grapevine Lake

McKinney Falls in Austin was just ok.

Mason has a city park as does Ballinger that are nice and lightly used.
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Old 05-13-2021, 12:05 PM   #3
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Welcome from Wisconsin. Congrats and enjoy your 2017 Surveyor, 247BHDS.
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Old 05-13-2021, 02:34 PM   #4
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Wow!! Great list

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Welcome! I'm in Texas also, San Antonio. We purchased last August. We camped at Lake Lewisville in the small park that the The Colony operates twice and once at Grapevine Lake. The Grapevine place was pretty nice.

My list of favorite spots in Texas so far, not in order:

Pioneer RV Park (private) in Port Aransas
Lady Bird Johnson City Park in Fredericksburg
Potters Creek (Army Corp of Engineers) on Canyon Lake
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Garner State Park
Kerrville Schreiner (used to be a state park)
Lake Livingston State Park (get the premium spot)
Davis Mountains State Park
The Vineyards on Grapevine Lake

McKinney Falls in Austin was just ok.

Mason has a city park as does Ballinger that are nice and lightly used.
What a great list. Thank you. We are right between Lewisville Lake and Grapevine Lake. But I am very interested in the Hill Country area like Kerrville and Fredericksburg and I saw videos on Canyon Lake. Thanks maybe we will meet up somewhere down the road. Iíll let you know when we venture out for the first time.
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Thank you for the welcome. Have some friends in Wisconsin. Lovely people. Hope to see you one day when we venture out of our comfort zone. Thanks again. ��
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Old 05-13-2021, 03:36 PM   #7
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What a great list. Thank you. We are right between Lewisville Lake and Grapevine Lake. But I am very interested in the Hill Country area like Kerrville and Fredericksburg and I saw videos on Canyon Lake. Thanks maybe we will meet up somewhere down the road. Iíll let you know when we venture out for the first time.
Meeting up would be fun.

Other hints about Texas:

State Parks only reserve 90 days in advance. The best spots and such fill up quick so mark your calendar 90 days in advance of when you want to camp somewhere so that you can book the spot.

The hot state parks in the Texas hill country are Inks Lake and Garner followed by Pedernales Falls and Guadalupe State Park.

The LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority) runs some parks with RV spots that are nice but lessor known than State parks, US parks and Army Corp of Engineer parks.

As I mentioned before, smaller towns in Texas often have RV spots, usually near their fair or rodeo grounds that are underused and pretty nice.
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Old 05-13-2021, 07:22 PM   #9
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Thank you, Itís a pleasure to hear from so many like-minded people. I think Iím gonna enjoy the beautiful people as much as the beautiful scenery. 😃
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Welcome from the southeast side of Texas. We did some fishing a long time ago on Lewisville, or the Trinity River just below it, I don't remember for sure. But I remember it had some great Crappie. Caught them on cane poles. What a blast. Anyway, we lived in San Antonio and got our first camper there. We camped a lot around that area (Hill Country). One of our favorite was a place called Parkview Riverside. It is right across the Frio River from Garner State Park. It was our maiden voyage, and we had a great time there. Highly recommended (along with Garner). When you're in the area, don't miss the Bat Cave in Concan. It is a spectacle you will not forget, seeing 10,000,000 Mexican Free Tail bats flying out of the cave for their evening dinner.

Rockwood has a great list. I have also camped at Lake Livingston State Park. Really nice. Another good one on Lake Livingston is Wolf Creek. It is a Trinity River Authority park. You have to get one of the lakeside spots though. Really nice.

Anyway, welcome again to the forum, and if you have any questions, let us know. There is a wealth of knowledge here...someone will have the answer. Hope to see you down the road!
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Welcome from the southeast side of Texas. We did some fishing a long time ago on Lewisville, or the Trinity River just below it, I don't remember for sure. But I remember it had some great Crappie. Caught them on cane poles. What a blast. Anyway, we lived in San Antonio and got our first camper there. We camped a lot around that area (Hill Country). One of our favorite was a place called Parkview Riverside. It is right across the Frio River from Garner State Park. It was our maiden voyage, and we had a great time there. Highly recommended (along with Garner). When you're in the area, don't miss the Bat Cave in Concan. It is a spectacle you will not forget, seeing 10,000,000 Mexican Free Tail bats flying out of the cave for their evening dinner.

Rockwood has a great list. I have also camped at Lake Livingston State Park. Really nice. Another good one on Lake Livingston is Wolf Creek. It is a Trinity River Authority park. You have to get one of the lakeside spots though. Really nice.

Anyway, welcome again to the forum, and if you have any questions, let us know. There is a wealth of knowledge here...someone will have the answer. Hope to see you down the road!
Thanks for sharing. I didnít know that the TRA ran parks. Iíll have to check those out.
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