We repeated a trip to Nana's this past May. The owners continue to provide updates to the park, and have become friends during our stays. We had a group of friends join us this year (four other units), and all had a great time at the river and going to the Garner Dance at night. Everyone with us booked another trip before departure. Repeat business is the best compliment. The bathrooms remain very clean, as do the grounds.
We loved this park. We stayed for six nights. The park emptied Sunday morning so we relocated to a site with a gorgeous view. The staff was very friendly, grounds impeccable manicured, pool area very clean, a central grilling area where you simply take your meat and grill it, and bathrooms also exceptionally clean. There is a laundry room we used as well which was located next to the pool. Very handy while the kids are swimming. The park is in a great location close to the historic business district of Eureka Springs with the Passion Play only a short walk away. When we return to Eureka, Wanderlust will be our park of choice.
We chose this park based on it's location convenient to the Wild Seed Farm and the City of Fredericksburg. It's perfectly situated between the Wild Seed Farm and historic Fredericksburg. The park is pretty big. We were towards the back, which made it somewhat of a hike to the swimming pool. But, it was worth the trade off, as we had no 'traffic' in front of our area. The sites nearer the front would be subject to much traffic coming through. There is ample shade all around the park and everyone adheres to the quiet time at night. The pool area was well maintained, clear pool water, etc., which the kids thoroughly enjoyed. There are several bathrooms located throughout the park for ease. The restrooms and the grounds were impeccably maintained. Our site was fairly level with ample parking next to our RV for the truck. The back of the park, where we were, abuts up to a game ranch so we enjoyed watching exotics from our picnic table. There were no fire rings that we saw. My only frustration was locating our site upon arrival. The park is pretty big with various 'areas', and I was having trouble using the map provided. I took a few wrong turns and had to back out of several areas before our RV site was located. I finally parked and walked around to locate it. We had a great weekend, and upon leaving, reserved a spot for next summer.
This was our fourth trip to Nana's, twice in the summer of '09 and twice in the summer of '10. It's a new park (2009), and the owners continue to make noticeable improvements each time we visit. The sites are all fairly level, and when not, we have always been able to level with one board. The restrooms are impeccably clean and the owners remain on-site and make a visible presence. It's a hike down to the river, (all of 2 to 4 minutes), but the trail is asphalted with handrails, and the owner has a 'mule' and will haul your stuff down when he's available. Per our kids..."Who needs a pool when you have the Frio River!!!" They easily entertain themselves for hours on end with the rope swings, minnow catching, critter finding, etc. And sitting in the Frio for us older 'kids' is enjoyment enough. Garner State Park is a short five minute drive away (or the kids walk across the dam), and the nightly dances during the summer are a must for any age. When pulling out, we always book our next stay, as the park is becoming ever more full during each of our visits. It's rapidly being discovered by others.
We camped here in early August, and the heat was, well like August heat in central Texas...unbearable. There were only two or three other campers during the weekend we were there. There is very little shade available, and unfortunately, the water in the Llano in the late summer months is not overly 'inviting', as it's full of cattails, moss, etc. The kids were not about to jump into the intense river vegetation. The campground is well manicured and is located in a very pretty setting. Activities in Mason include stops at the local museums to learn a little about the Mason County War and the rich topaz findings in the area. Our plan for the trip was to go for a history lesson, and we weren't disappointed. The restrooms were very large and very clean. The grounds are impeccably manicured. And had the river been flowing better, and it wasn't the oppressive heat we 'lucked' in to (or we at least had some shade to hide under), I'm sure our stay would have been better. But all in all, it was worth the trip by simply driving into Mason to explore for the day if you like history.