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Posted: 08/02/12 08:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is NOT a resort; this is an old KOA campground with a new coat of paint. That alone would be fine, but the grounds are not kept up well at all. The dog park is infested with fleas and mosquitoes and there is a nasty leak into the dog park from the laundry room. The hot tub doesn’t work and the roads are narrow and rough. They are open to all ages and conditions of RV’s as well as tent campers. It’s not unusual to see tent campers sleeping on top of picnic tables. Crime is a problem throughout the park as well, via burglary and monthly residents with criminal backgrounds. The park is located on the frontage road of I-35 and is flanked by a church on one side, a XXX theater on the other and a busy road across the back. The pool is at the front of the park, so relaxing by the pool includes the sights, sounds and smells of I-35.

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Your ifno would be more widely disseminated on RVParkReviews.com


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All it's missing was a Casino? Every Truck Stop on I-10 in Lousiana has a Casino near it. We stayed at Frog City RVPark and when we checked in, they gave us discount coupons for the Restaurant and Casino.


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Times 2 on RVParkReviews.... its already noted there by others. First of all you need to figure out that all campgrounds seem to now consider themselves a resort??? Most are not. But Lone Star Park is good for what it is, a stop over if you are visiting Austin, just a place to park and sleep. Never heard of or seen any crime there and the people are friendly. If you want to stay in the middle of the action which is downtown Austin then you have to tolerate traffic and some noise. If you want to go "camping" then get out into the hill country and drive an hour or 2 to Austin.


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ktmdkm wrote:

. The park is located on the frontage road of I-35 and is flanked by a church on one side, a XXX theater on the other and a busy road across the back. The pool is at the front of the park, so relaxing by the pool includes the sights, sounds and smells of I-35.
This sounds like my dream destination. The theater at night and forgiveness the next morning, both within walking distance. If they could add a liquor store and a rehab center this place would be Nirvana.

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I stay there for three nights every year during the TCEA conference. A group of us always went in a buddy's trailer. As stated before, it is perfect for people visiting the downtown area of Austin. Now I go by myself. I have never felt unsafe there.

There has been a bit of a decline in the premises over the last several years. The roads are, as the original poster stated, narrow and rough. I would add hilly in spots. The bathhouse skylights seem to drip a little condensation in the mornings, but the owners/staff keep the bathrooms very clean.

They serve a nice breakfast, and the people there are always very nice.

As for the XXX Adult Mega Plex... The only reason to even notice it is the sign out front. Other than that, it is just a big building. From driving by to enter the park, I would guess the entrance and parking for it is on the other side of the building.

There are several restaurants and a nice big grocery store right across I-35. Sadly, the K-mart that used to sit right next door is no more. That sure was handy.


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westernrvparkowner wrote:

ktmdkm wrote:

. The park is located on the frontage road of I-35 and is flanked by a church on one side, a XXX theater on the other and a busy road across the back. The pool is at the front of the park, so relaxing by the pool includes the sights, sounds and smells of I-35.
This sounds like my dream destination. The theater at night and forgiveness the next morning, both within walking distance. If they could add a liquor store and a rehab center this place would be Nirvana.

I really like your outlook. We should get together for a tall one.

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McKinney Falls State Park is within five miles of this location, and is way more pleasant than anything on IH-35 frontage. We've stayed there while visiting our son in Austin. There's even a nice swimming hole with waterfalls when we're not in an historic drought.McKinney Falls State Park


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We worked at Austin Lone Star RV Park back when the original owners had it. We were there when the XXX rated place came along. Jim Rowley (the owner at the time) did everything in his power to stop that establishment from opening next to the campground. There was just nothing he could do to stop it. So, to blame the campground for something it had no control over is well, too bad.

The roads and everything else used to be maintained to perfection, but since that big corporation bought it, it has gone rather down hill in my estimation. We were there last year and I was kind of saddened in the condition of this once pristine campground.

Our 2 cents worth since as we are no longer affiliated with this or any other campgroud.

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Evidently people who have posted haven't been there in awhile as the main road has been paved and the rest will be paved as time permits. Also I new electrical system has been installed in the front of the park so all the sites have new 30/50 amp service.

As far as the other comment from "ktmdkm" these people were asked to leave the park because they had so many accusations on how the park was being run, but when they sat down with the managers they were so apoligetic saying that they really didn't mean to be so spiteful and that they were so sorry and didn't want to leave. They left yesterday while the managers were on vacation (oh yeah they told them to have a great vacation that they deserved it)and posted the spiteful comment the next day!

Becarefull about what you read the truth can be twisited.

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