Review of By the River RV Park

9 04 2010
By the River RV Park

By the River RV Park

We’re on the way back home, and our first night is at By the River RV Park near Kerrville, TX. This park is only a few miles from where we stayed 2 weeks ago, Johnson Creek RV Resort.

By the River is about ½ mile off of the secondary highway that runs parallel to I-10, through Kerrville, Ingram and Mountain Home, Texas. This off-highway location offers a quieter environment than at Johnson Creek which was closer to the highway. Another difference is that the river is visible here at from nearly all of the sites. The sites are laid out in a long double row, one side backed in overlooking the river, the other across a paved roadway. Most of the sites here are back-in sites, with a few pull-throughs at the far end of the park. All sites have full hookups, water, sewer, 30 or 50 amp electrical and cable TV. There is a picnic table at most sites.

When we checked in around 4pm, they were preparing a “pot luck” dinner of Texas Fajitas and made sure to invite us to join them. While we didn’t join in for dinner, it appeared that they had a good crowd, so I assume they have a fairly large group of permanent, or at least long-term residents.

The large clubhouse building contained the registration office, a kitchen facility, a small library/setting area the restrooms and the showers. The restrooms and showers were very clean, well maintained and easy to access through an outside door with combo lock. There was also a very nice pool area next to the clubhouse.

Overall we enjoyed our stay at By the River more than at Johnson Creek. This park feels a bit more welcoming, has slightly larger sites, and has more of an “in-the-woods” feel because of less cement and pavement. The pool and outdoor BBQ/entertainment areas at Johnson Creek are certainly the better of the two, but we didn’t use those facilities in either location. By the River RV Park gets a thumbs up, we’d definitely stay here again.

Rates start at $30/night for a standard back-in site, we opted for the back-in premium water-front site at $36, or $32 after the 10% Good Sam discount.

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