Had the internet worked here, I would have rated the park a 10. Luckily we had tablets with 3G, as well as smartphones, so we were connected. The WiFi was totally nonfunctional during our stay. Other than no internet, this is a fabulous park. Citrus trees with fruit everywhere, great sites, excellent off leash area for dogs, and a restaurant on site.
This is not a pleasant place to stay, although it may be the best for many miles around. As others have mentioned, the entry road is horribly rough. We had a security streetlight right behind us that shined in all night. At 5am Tuesday morning, the dumpster (which was also right behind us) was picked up and emptied by an extremely loud truck. There was no grass anywhere near us, nor any concrete, only white rock gravel everywhere.
Rate reflects AARP discount. This is my second stay at this park, and I liked it much better this time. Great area for walking the dog, but according to the manager that rustic area will be developed soon, and 76 more RV sites added there. I plan to stay here again on my next visit to Austin.
This is always our overnight stop when traveling in this area on Interstate 40. The sites are huge, level, and concrete. The park is so large, and has so many sites, that we never need to make reservations, we just pull in. Check in is easy. Everything works. There is plenty of space to walk my dog. The only down side is that the few trees are much too small to provide any shade. We will definitely stay here again the next time we are passing through Amarillo.
Price we paid reflects the weekly rate with the KOA member discount. Like many RV parks, one's experience here depends highly on which site you're in. We were in a site with little shade, and the fifth wheel next to us was so close I could have leaned our the window and touched it. However, there are some excellent sites here, that are roomy, shady, and separated from the neighbors by heavy vegetation; it just happened that none of those were available on our dates. Unlike a prior reviewer, we had no problems connecting to and using Wi-Fi, and our cell phones worked fine. Also, there are at least three excellent restaurants much closer than 15 miles: Bobcat Bite (best green chile cheeseburger I've ever had) is about 7 miles away; Cafe Fina is about 4 miles away; and La Plancha in Eldorado is about 3 miles away. Park is well run and well managed.
We stayed for a week, and the rate we paid reflects the discount for Airstream WBCCI members. There's much to like about this park: very helpful and friendly owner/managers; mountain views in every direction; great area to walk dogs off leash; and nearby access for hiking and biking. Unlike some previous reviewers, the Internet worked well for us for the most part. We could easily pick up a half dozen TV channels with excellent clarity with our antenna. They organize BYOB happy hours and other similar activities. This is not a fancy place. It's all gravel, and none of the pull through sites have a sewer connection; only the back in sites have sewer. But I liked it here very much, and would happily stay here again.
We loved the location of this park, as we were able to bicycle to the plaza each morning via primarily bike lanes. The plaza is about 3.5 miles from the RV park. The views are nice and there is some vegetation that makes the park more aesthetically pleasing than some here in the high desert. The one watch out about this park is that in many of the sites you are facing the front door of your neighbor. We were here for a week, and the nights that we did not have a neighbor in the adjacent site were much more pleasant. When we did have a neighbor, they were just a bit too close for comfort. Otherwise a fine place, and we will be back to stay here again.
This park exceeded expectations. We especially liked the large dog park, the grass buffer between sites, the immaculate bathrooms, and the well-groomed grounds. We would stay here again, even though the drought has taken its toll on Lake Travis.
This was not a good park for us, for a number of reasons. Because we have an Airstream trailer, and not a Class A motor coach, we were put in one of the worst sites. We requested to move to a larger, shadier site, but were told those were "reserved" for larger rigs. We have a dog, and while pets are allowed here, there is not much room for walking a dog, and pets are not allowed on the grassy areas (of which there are few). On the plus side, it is an easy walk to a number of restaurants, stores, Starbucks, and a bakery. It's also on the bus line, but we typically don't use buses, and didn't during this stay. We usually stay at another park, but decided to try this one because it is closer to town. We probably would not stay here at Trailer Ranch again, unless we felt strongly that we wanted to be very close to shops and restaurants.
We stayed here ten days and loved it. It's beautiful, with evergreens that must be fifty feet tall. The only thing I didn't like is that they are not very pet friendly. They do allow dogs, but they have signs all over the place saying essentially "don't let your dog pee here," and once an employee asked me to not let my dog urinate on a grassy place next to the road. Weird. But it's not a problem, because adjacent to the park are several miles of well maintained trails that run along the river. I would definitely stay here again.
Nothing fancy here, but just fine for an overnight stay. There was plenty of room to walk my dog, and I really liked that. The bison burger at the restaurant was really good. They have an interesting store with a variety of goods. We bought propane, and they were fast and efficient filling it. I've stayed here twice, for an overnight each time, and would happily stay again, especially for the $18 price.
Beautiful park, new and clean. Unfortunately, it's against the rules to walk your dog on the trails, of which there are many. So, to follow the rules you basically have to walk your dog on the roads. Also, there are not many trees that shade the sites. If not for those two reasons, I would have given it a 9 or 10.
Overall a nice park. Unfortunately the management is not particularly responsive to requests. When I made my reservation, I requested a shady site. And when I checked in, I politely requested the most shady site that they had available. The guy checking me in replied, "When it's 105 degrees the shade doesn't matter." Well, maybe not to him, but to me it does. He put me in a site with virtually no shade, even though there were shadier sites available. Other than that, I enjoyed my stay, and would otherwise have given the place a 9 or 10. I loved the fact that there was plenty of places to walk my big dog.
Beautiful park located right on the river. The river was extremely swollen, high, and fast during our visit, because of recent rain, as well as unusually large snow melt. Fire ring available at each site, and the park ranger even delivered firewood to our site. Would definitely stay here again.
This is a rustic park. Nothing is paved, so when it rained, there were lots of puddles. As others have pointed out, there are three dogs that run loose in the park, but they caused no problems for us or our dog. There are many improvements and construction underway here, including cabins. The location is great (close to Grand Teton National Park, and city of Jackson too), but a little difficult to find.