|Address:||3401 Ragland Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75052, USA|
We rented a campsite at the end of Spring Break, which unfortunately turned out to be a very cold week to camp in tents. The campsite cost doesnt include car access, which isnt completely apparent when you rent a spot online, campsite cost us $40 plus tax for two nights (Friday and Sat night), youd think that cost would include at least ONE car in for free. Well we had two cars because one hauled our equipment and the other my family. The cost for three days (Friday check-in, Sat and Sunday check-out) for two cars was $60! Holy CRAP! The gate staff were jerks, telling me that if I didnt like the charge then I could leave. Seriously? I just told them that paying that much money means for us to camp the weekend it cost over $100 after taxes and that Lake Grapevine was free. We got to the campsite and the entire area but ours was FULL of RVs, whom all knew each other bc they were all gathered and partying. At 12am I drove up to the gate and told them about ALL the nonstop screaming and music playing, everybody there was drunk. I was told that camping means fun and if I didnt like it I could leave, again for the second time! Luckily alot of people left on that Day, but there was still a small group that again stayed up ALL night partying again, I drove around the campgrounds and this picture was repeated ALL over the lake, so if you want a nice quiet camping experience then this place is definitely NOT the place for that. I really wasted a TON of money for two nights of no rest! This place sucks, do not camp here!
We had the best experience here and look forward to coming back. We rented cabin 166 and rv campsite 167. The cabin was right by the beach (clean sand to play in plus a volleyball court). a floating boat dock and from there an awesome modern playground, public bathrooms and lots of covered picnic tables with grills. We thoroughly enjoyed the walking trails and went all the way to Loop A and saw horseback riders, people fishing in a creek and lots of open sports fields. Bathrooms are conveniently located everywhere and are very clean. The whole place was very well maintained. The 1 bdrm "Piney Woods" cabin was well appointed with its own covered picnic table, grill and fire ring. The cabin was clean and well appointed. The kitchen had microwave, coffee machine and stove/oven, refrigerator/freezer. Table & chairs for 4, foldout couch, twin sized bunkbeds, bathroom with tub/shower (great water pressure!), separate queen sized bedroom, hotel safe, lots of towels and fresh linens. The rv spot had its own covered picnic table with grill and fire ring, 30 amp, water hookup. The dump station was easy to get to as you are leaving the park - there are 2 stations, but highly recommend doing it earlier than checkout time bc we saw there were people waiting in line after 11am. Kayaks & canoes were not available this time a year to rent but definitely will do it next time.
My second stay at the park and I almost didnt get the chance. Brenda called me at approximately 10a the morning of my check in to let me know my site had "electrical problems". They could cancel my reservation or move me to another site. As I was already en route to the park I chose to move to another site and the one available for the duration of my reservation was a lakeside upgrade. I chose to move my site reservation, which didnt seem like much of a choice given the abrupt notice, and upon arrival I checked out the "original site" which was under water. The whole pad, covered patio, electric and water hook ups were all underwater. I called the day before and inquired about parks status for camping an there was no mention of any issues other than no swimming or boating. What was upsetting was the last minute call to alter my months in advance reservation when it was clear the water has been an issue for months. There are other parks around the lake(Cedar Hill State Park)...I will most likely not return to this one.
Absolutely phenomenal place to stay. I am new to the world of RV camping and this was the second place I stayed on my tour of the midwest and it was amazing! I have to admit that it is a little pricy and there is a daily vehicle fee that kinda sucks but they say you get what you pay for! What you get is a VERY CLEAN and very safe location that offers beautiful and serene camping spots that make you forget youre anywhere near major towns. 30 amp back in locations with water and sewer as well. Each campsite also has a covered patio with grill. If you stay anywhere else...youre settling for second best.
Campground review...we RV camped here for a few days in middle of January. It was great to have a park in the area where we had a campground experience. Staff was available the whole time including the middle of the night. Sites are level and paved and good amount of space between spots. Definitely recommended for RV camping in the Dallas area. The only reason it didnt get five stars was the showers are very basic. fortunately there was hot water in the middle of a cold snap/snow and a few of the bathrooms are heated.
Our cabin was really close to the lake. It was clean when we got there and a/c worked. For a 2 bedroom for a 2 night stay it cost a bit over 500. My only complaint was there was a huge gap under one of the doors where water bugs came in plus active wasps nests in the benches & in the roof in our Pavillion over our table. And neither of the ceiling fans worked in either bedroom. Plus checkout is at 10 (why so early) Other than that we had a great time. Wish we couldve stayed longer.
Lines to get in the gate were very long, even after checking in. It does not appear to be very class A friendly as there were many low hanging trees that scraped the top of our RV in the park and even on the main road (Ragland RD) there was one area just outside the park entrance that damaged our antenna. I believe it is all city run too. Many speeding cars in the park also. RV dump station was clogged up with boats.
Well let me just say that a friend of my husband invited us here to camp out with them they got there Monday and if only we knew how much fun we would be having out there we could have gone on Monday also but unfortunately we got there in Wednesday but let me just say it was the best 2 days of camping and just leaving everything else behind. The kids loved this place so much they actually wanted to live there
Great park, however the campsite we got was right by a road that was under construction and for the first hour we were there was nothing but noise. We went there a few weeks before to scout a site and they wouldnt let us. ALSO, THEY REQUIRE A 2 NIGHT MINIMUM RESERVATION AND A $10 PER CAR - PER NIGHT FEE AS WELL! So youre looking at a minimum of $50. Not worth Im my mind.
This place is a sham. Camped here in an rv. Bathrooms are disgusting. The "lake" is more of a large muddy pond. Was charged for "water front" camping spot which was really just next to some flooded campsites. Staff was gruff, unfriendly, and unaccommodating. This is not a good Sam Quality place. Very disappointed. Would not recommend.