Edna, Texas

Texana Park and Campground – Other reviewers at rvparkreviews.com

December, 2014

The Lowe’s overall rating = 9 out of 10 stars

 

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We loved this spot by the lake with no neighbors, about as good as it gets!

Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
There is some road noise from highway 111 which is the main road passing by the front of the park.  But it isn’t too bad and the park is mostly quiet – especially at night.  This place was previously a state facility, so it felt like a state park in many ways, which we liked.  Plenty of privacy and large areas for fun for the whole family.

Road and site access/type?
Interior roads and sites were paved.

Spaciousness/levelness of sites?
Our site (#105) was level and did not require leveling jacks.  Spacing between sites was very generous, and we had a great view of the lake and easy access to a platform that afforded sunset views for our photographic endeavors.

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
We had 50-amp power which was strong, and good water pressure.  No sewer at our site, but there are some full hookup sites within the park if that’s what you want.  Our boosted Hotspot for internet access worked fine, but the Verizon cell phone signal was marginal.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
Both, with a nice stand that I put my BBQ on.  We didn’t have time to enjoy a campfire, and I’m not sure if the office sold firewood.

Facilities – bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
No laundry room, but the bathrooms were clean and the showers were nice with benches and hooks for toiletries.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
Lots of room for kids to run around and ride their bikes, and there was also a “gym” area with slides and other fun things for the little ones.  Also plenty of space to run the pooches.

Bike/walking trails nearby?
A big plus – several short trails were accessible throughout the park, and when we added them together we were able to enjoy several miles of walking on a couple of days.  Very nice!

Grocery stores and other services nearby?
There was a HEB grocery store about 8 miles away in Edna, and several other services were available in town.  I just loved the small-town feel of the stores, which were small and provided everything we needed to survive very comfortably.

Comments:
When we told our friends who we were going to meet in Corpus Cristi that we would be stopping here on the way, they asked, “where the hell is Edna”?  Well, this was a “decompress” stop after our trip to the Philippines, and it turned out that we loved the place.  Except for some road noise from the highway, it’s a wonderful park on the lake with several hiking trails and beautiful campsites.  The town of Edna had everything we needed to be comfortable, and it was small enough that we could have enjoyed several more days here if our plans had allowed it.  I would highly recommend this place to anyone passing through the area.