Campground Review: Pecan Park Riverside RV Park

Campground/RV Park: Pecan Park Riverside RV Park
Location: 50 Squirrel Run, San Marcos, Texas
Phone: (512) 396-0070

Date(s) Stayed: 10/25/18-11/1/18
Length of Stay: 1 Week
Site #: #116 Back-In
Cost per night (with taxes): $60 daily – $300/week (Deluxe Site- Sept 15-Feb 28) (see disclaimer at the bottom of this review)
Discount Used: N/A
Connections: FHU- 20/30/50 Electric, Water, Sewer, Free Cable and WiFi (Some sites offer satellite TV service)
Stars: 3.0

RESERVATIONS:

We made our reservations two month prior to our check in. Audrey was polite and very accommodating of our wanting our back window of our fifth wheel to overlook the river.

Pecan Park Riverside RV Park on the San Marcos River just 2.5 miles east of I-35. Quiet country camping with all the city benefits just a mile up the road. You can check for their current camping and extended stay rates.

CHECKING IN:

Since we arrived in the dark at 8:00 pm, their office was closed however, our packet was available in the mailbox outside the door. One of maintenance staff assisted with our check in.

The next morning, I went to officially check-in and collect our paperwork. Audrey was as helpful in person as she was when I had made the reservation on the phone. She even recommended local businesses, like restaurants, golf courses, theaters, etc.

Their staff members were amazingly friendly; from the office staff to the maintenance employees.

The Pecan Park Riverside RV Park office/store was located up a long set of steep stairs. I’m sure those who are handicapped or not able to climb the stairs could call the staff to bring their information below. The office was very organized and clean. It included a small store of RV and swimming supplies.

ROADWAYS, PARKING, AND SITES:

Though it was dark when we arrived, we navigated the park with no problems. The roadways had speed bumps. Our site was a back-in that looked at the river’s edge. The next morning, we got a good view of the river through the trees and brush.

AMENITIES:

  • 116 spacious RV sites
  • Large concrete patios (available on most Standard, Deluxe, & Premium sites)
  • Crushed limestone parking areas
  • Shade trees – sunny sites available
  • Picnic tables at deluxe sites
  • Table and chairs at premium sites
  • Gas grills at premium sites
  • Restroom facilities (private and handicap accessible)
  • Hot showers
  • Jacuzzi tubs
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Kiddie pool
  • Hot tub
  • Children’s playscape
  • Laundry facilities – including ironing boards and folding station
  • Air conditioning in laundry and restrooms
  • Two off-leash dog parks (breed restrictions apply)
  • Propane
  • Movie rentals
  • Book and puzzle exchange
  • Basketball Court
  • RV supply store
  • Nature trails

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Be aware that they have some breed restrictions on dogs, so just make sure your group members check when they call for reservations. They had two large dog parks.

Pecan Park Riverside RV & Cabins offer seasonal discounts, as well as a year-round coupon for stay two nights, get the third night free. Please mention your coupon when you make your reservation, and present the coupon at check-in.

EVENTS:

Pecan Park Riverside RV Park  has weekly events going on frequently. We were parked there during Halloween weekend. The activities staff put together a fun children’s Halloween event; mostly geared for little ones. There are also potlucks, cookouts and other cool interactive outings.

OUR REVIEW…

We can’t stress enough to how wonderful and accommodating the staff was. We had two issues that arose during our stay. They took care of them immediately.

  • First being, our neighbor left his two extremely restless dogs in his fifth wheel. We had to listen to the non-stop sound all day and into the evening. We alerted the office staff the next morning; resulting in relocating them to another site away from the general park population.
  • Our second issue was we reported our water pressure was exceedingly low. Fifteen minutes after reporting it, a maintenance employee checked it out and replaced a valve.

We were parked on the river side of the park. While it was more scenic out our fifth wheel rear window, there was a downside; the Pecan trees. Be very aware that they drop leaves that stain roofs and awnings; especially in the Fall. As well, be prepared to deal with tons of squirrels. Not that they’re a bad thing; we love wildlife. However, we do recommend not leaving cargo doors open. We also suggest making sure holes in the belly of your RV allow no access for the little critters.

Also, there were a lot of permanent-stay RVs that appeared run down and unsightly. When we stay again, we will choose to stay out in the front part of the RV park away from the trees. Though the sites are gravel, they seem to be more open and sunny. In the warmer months, this might not be ideal but its still what we would choose.

DISCLAIMER: Our campground stay was compensated by the marketing team at Pecan Park Riverside RV, but all opinions remain our own.

 

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