Friday, February 17, 2017

Hill Country Gem

Medina Lake Thousand Trails park is a lovely, quiet park just a few miles north east of San Antonio.  The park has about 260 rv sites in varying lengths and several cabins.  About half are water/electric (50 amp available for an extra fee of $3 per day), the others are full-hookup.  As with all TT parks, sites are first come, first served.  We quickly found a full hook-up site with plenty of room.



View from the living room—there is a cabin beyond the trees but we can’t really see it.


View out the back


and front.  There is a cabin across the street, also obscured by trees.


Cabins are nice-sized.


Medina Lake park is divided into two sections.  One is located by the gate and the welcome center/check-in.


Here we found two camping areas with about 130 spaces total (no cabins).  Facilities located here are the laundry,


playground/picnic area and basketball court,


very nice L-shaped Olympic-sized swimming pool (the short part of the L is off camera to the right), with baby pool there at the end, hot tub under that canopy across the pool, a covered picnic area, and both shady and sunny lay-out areas.


This wonderful old house/inn (don’t know the history) is not being used now.IMG_8634

A wonderful grove of live oaks completes the area.


From the above area the road winds for a mile past trees (with a nature trail among) them and small open grassy areas where deer are usually seen.  The deer here are very accustomed to humans, and move unhindered all around the camping areas.


Duane took this pic sitting at our picnic table.  The stag was about 3 feet away.


The road continues past the main activities center, through two more camping areas with an additional 230 sites, and ends at the fishing pier/boat ramp on the lake.

Outside around the main activity center


we found 18 holes of mini golf, badminton and basketball, horseshoe and sand volleyball courts, and additional playground and picnic areas.  On the covered porch were two shuffleboard courts and the pickleball court.


Inside the activity center was a large open room with kitchen, tables and chairs,


and a small seating area with tv, a few books, puzzles, and dvd/videos to borrow.  Beyond are restrooms and a kid’s play area.


Also located here is all of the sports/game equipment.



Next we get what we came for.

Louise and Duane

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