Updated: Aug 16, 2021
Hello friends! Welcome back or if you are new here, I am so happy you are here! If you have landed on my blog, I’m sure you are curious about a nice campground to stay in while in Texas. The beast state is what my son calls it. My family and I took a trip down to Texas to visit family and to explore. We walked downtown in Austin, Legoland in Dallas, played in the sand at The Monahans Sandhills State Park in western Texas and checked out a cool replica of the Stonehenge and more. Texas is a place of wonders and I cannot wait to go back!
I will be reviewing this campground and hopefully help you gain more information before your stay. I know it is a little unnerving picking out a campground when you don’t know the area or the campground very well. I do a lot of research before I reserve a spot. Since my family and I are full time RV’ers sometimes we are able to drive near a campground we are thinking of staying at if we are jumping from city to city in one state. We did this a lot in Arizona since we spent 4 months there. I know you might not be able to do that, so this is why I am reviewing all the campgrounds we have stayed at. I hope to share information about its location, amenities, safety, cleanliness, cost, length of stay, ease of access and services this campground provides. Always read Google reviews and look up their website too. I hope you enjoy, as always travel long, travel happy!
This campground is a KOA (campground of America) called Leander NW Austin KOA Holiday in Leander Texas just outside Austin. It was about a 20-minute drive to Austin. The traffic slows you down more than distance in miles...Bummer! This campground is extremely clean and has very friendly staff. When we arrived, we were escorted to our site and they even helped spot you while you park the RV, super cool! The ease of access while maneuvering our big travel trailer was not difficult at all. They have nice big paved roads and plenty of space to turn into your site. We chose a pull through site right next to the pool and playground which was huge! Our kids loved the sandbox and the tetherball setup.
The amenities they provide for your site can include water, 50/30/20 AMP electricity, paved sites, cable, WIFI, big-rig friendly and even curb-side trash pickup. You can choose from a pull-through, back in site or rent a cabin with AC and direct TV. The holiday provides a clubhouse, bathhouse, laundry room, playground, hot tub, a saltwater swimming pool with a waterfall, trails and a giant fenced in dog area.
As a family we felt very safe at all hours of the day/night, except for the occasional moo cow sounds at night from the neighbor’s land. lol! We have never heard that before in our camper. The staff and guests kept the campground very clean, no wondering trash. There is a dumpster close by and they can pick up trash for you too. The cost for this KOA Holiday is about $79/ a night. It is a little high, but so worth it for a weekend trip or longer vaca. Length of stay is unlimited while they are open year-round. The swimming pool was amazing. When we were there, the pool just opened up for the summer, so it was ice cold, but the hot tub was perfect to get the kids back out into the water after a long winter. If you will be camping a lot this summer, I’d highly recommend getting the KOA rewards if you plan on staying in a lot of KOA’s. I am not associated with them in anyway, this is just an honest review of how we have saved a lot with their rewards. We paid about $30/year and it was well worth the $50+ savings you can earn with points! Check out their website for more information here.
If you have a dog, their dog area was pretty sweet in our opinion. It is basically just an open grassy area, but I’ve never seen one this huge before! Our German Shepherd was thrilled for a giant place to run and catch Kong frisbees all day. If you’re dog likes things to jump over or go through obstacle’s, then it might be a little boring because they currently don't have anything like that. Just keeping it honest here!
The KOA is really close to the city so there was everything you could possibly need or want just minutes away. Grocery stores, shopping, Walmart, hardware stores, fast food, and sit-down restaurants. Farmers markets on the weekends, gas stations and propane fill ups. The Austin aquarium and Coxville Zoo is a little drive, but it would be great for kids to explore. I took the family out to Ski Shores Café (30 minute drive) and ate dinner right on the water, check it out if you visit Austin! There is a whole list of things to see in Austin, we really wanted to go to the Barton Springs Pool but never fit it in our schedule, let me know in the comments if you visit. Looks so fun!
We had a blast coming to this KOA Holiday, we will most certainly come back when we hit up Texas again. I would like to rate this campground an 8/10. It is the cleanest park I’ve ever been to and the waterfall and hot tub in the pool was amazing. The price is a little high, but all of the amenities is just fantastic and worth it. Let me know in the comments if you visit this campground and maybe see you out on the road!
Written by Shelby Long
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