This park is the consolidation of the Army Rec area (still called Hancock Cove) and the AF Rec area (still called Sunnyside) on either side of the road. Both parks have about the same facilities - RV sites, cabins, marina, etc. and common management. The Hancock Cove side has a small store. Both are gated and require a code to enter after hours. We get good 4G coverage on Verizon or Tmobile and we don't have any trouble streaming at any time of the day or evening. The location is about halfway between San Antonio and Austin so OTA TV coverage is a little spotty. There's a small town five minutes down the road - great grocery store with good bakery and deli and there's a good Italian restaurant across the road. New Braunfels is fifteen miles the other way and has everything.
Here for a week. It is busy place on the weekend but very nice and peaceful during the week. We did hear that they are having some issues with stabilizing the rules, due to the Joint Base I suppose, but it was not a problem for us. There was an obvious presence of park staff during our stay. There were lots of deer in and around the RV camp site on the Randolph side. The facilities were neat and clean. Only real drawback is the lack of Wi-Fi on the Air Force side. Cost was very reasonable and a good value. Major shopping is in New Braunfels about 17 miles away on what has become a very busy road. Local small stores in Canyon Lake nearby.
We're staying across the street at Ft. Sam's RV park rec area. Went over to talk to these folks, inspect the facilities & talk w/ some campers. 1st off-directions are good & correct to this RV park & Ft. Sam's. Same turn off of FM 306, however. That turn is very dangerous. As you get to the 15.5 mile pt. from I-35 you'll see a flashing light at the top of a hill. You'll be thinking that this is your turn but it isn't. As soon as you brake & realize that it is not Jacob's Creek/park rd & begin to accelerate you see another flashing light about 50 yds farther. The brown Military RV park info sign is here on the right, but it is located at your turning place. No advance notice. Problem- it is at the top of a hill. Traffic coming up the same hil on the opposite side can't see you turning til they're almost on top of you. So look for the 1st flashing light,get ready to turn AFTER it at the 2nd flashing light. If it's clear-really go for it. Don't delay that turn to the military RV park rd (Jacob's Creek Park rd). Laundry is still closed. Campers say that they are NOT charged the $5 per day entrance fee (Ft. Sam's does hit ya' for this). Park employees say 01 Oct. `10 is the date for the new combo management (Air Force will be in charge) for this RV park & Ft. Sam's across the street. The RV park had half the sites open while Ft. Sam has been full for a week. Bath-house was clean.
This is a nice little campground. If you like watching deer, this is the place to be. At any time of day, you will see them in the campground. The campground itself is very nice. Level concrete pads for your RV, full hookups. The areas between the sites are somewhat grassy. It did rain while I was there, and this all turns to mud. Each site has a large security light. If I did not have foam in my skylight, it would have been very bright in my bedroom. There is also a big fire ring and a picnic table at each site. The staff was very nice. Laundry facility was old, could use a little cleaning, but not that bad overall. There are two washers and two dryers. $1 each. One of the washers was out of order all the time I was there. Talking to staff, it has been reported but problems getting service under warranty. The rates listed are not truly accurate. It is $15 per night and $300 per month, but there is no weekly rate. Also, they fail to tell you that you can only stay 30 days then you must leave for 2 days before coming back in. Staff said most just go across the road to the Fort Sam Houston Campground. Overall, a nice place and if you don't mind the move every 30 days, a nice place to stay for an extended time.
It wasn't a good start that the entry gate lady wasn't very friendly. But the bad feelings stopped there. This is a nice recreation area with plenty of water sports. Unfortunately, the FHU RV sites aren't too close to the water, but the partial RV hookup sites, the cabins, tent sites, and picnic areas are. The partial (W/E) RV sites are lined up in a parking lot on a slight slope. They're not made for anything larger than 25'. The cabins and tent sites looked pretty good, spread out along the lake. This would be a fun place to stay with kids and for the water sports. The houseboat also looked appealing to us.
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