Onalaska, Texas

Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA – Other reviewers at rvparkreviews.com

November, 2014

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

A view from highway 190, outside the park
A view from highway 190, outside the park
I never got tired of this site (#72)

Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?

Although highway 190 runs by the front of the park, road noise
wasn’t bad where we were near the water.  It might be a factor in
other areas of the park, however.  I really loved this place, as we
were in a “pull-in” site (#72) right on the lake – try to get one if
you can.  The palm trees and birds – including Blue Herons, Egrets
and Pelicans – reminded me of places where we had stayed in
Florida, which brought back fond memories.  The fabulous
weather during our one-week stay didn’t hurt the rating, either.

Road and site access/type?
This place is all paved and concrete, easy access for any size rig.

Spaciousness/levelness of sites?
As I mentioned, the “pull-in” sites facing the lake were wonderful.
Site spacing was decent, and we were able to park the car behind
the rig and off the road.  The sites were fairly level, but we had to
do some leveling with our jacks and I noticed that most other rigs
did, too.

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
All good.  The 50-amp electric was strong, as was the water.  They
offered cable, but we had good satellite reception and didn’t use it.
The Verizon signal for our MiFi and phones was a full 5 bars.  The
park offered Tengo internet, but we didn’t use it so I don’t know if
there was a charge or what the quality was.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
Yes, both.  The office sold firewood for a hefty $5.00 for a small

Facilities – bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
The bathrooms were the “individual unisex room” type that we
like.  Each lockable room had a shower with a nearby bench and
hooks for all of the goodies – nice!  They were modern and clean.
The laundry room consisted of 3 washers, 4 dryers and plenty of
table space to do the folding.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
This park had all of the typical KOA amenities, including a pool
for the kids.  I would consider it kid-friendly, although over the
weekend there were several of them on scooters screaming at
the back of our coach – which made me kid-unfriendly.  There
were several lawn areas where dogs could be walked on-leash,
but nothing large enough to let them run around unfettered.

Bike/walking trails nearby?
Nothing right out of the park, but there were several parks with
walking paths within a reasonable driving distance.

Grocery stores and other services nearby?
Everything you would need is within a 10-15 minute drive, but
the nearest market was not very impressive and the Walmart was
a bit further away.

We loved this place, mostly because of the lakefront view with
birds hanging out right in front of our site.  But even the sites up
on the hill made this one of the best KOA campgrounds we have
stayed in, and we would definitely come back here if in the area.


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