Anhalt Western Roundup

Texas 281 RV Park

33300 U.S. 281 North, Bulverde, TX 78163 
Comal County
http://www.texas281rvpark.com  https://www.facebook.com/tx281rvpark
(830) 980-2282 / 800-456-2126

April 16-19, 2021 - 3 Nights

Type of Park: Private-owned
Check In: 11a    Check Out: 11a
Cost per night $44
Discounts: Good Sam $4/night

Site #10 - Pull-Thru

  • Water
  • 20/30/50 amp
  • Sewer
  • Picnic Table
  • Site Pad: Asphalt

👍🏻 Pros:

  • Shade from Live Oaks
  • Close to showers, restrooms, laundry
  • There’s a little room in the same building with coffee, table, books  (Botanical Room)

👎🏻 Cons:

  • The front area is a little close to Hwy 281 so there’s a little road noise but not bad
  • No fire ring
  • No grill at the sites

📝 Park Notes: 

  • Lot of people live here full time
  • Good Live Oak shade trees, but watch them above and on the side of your rig
  • Wifi
  • Propane sold onsite
  • Laundry facilities
  • Club house for larger gatherings - built of native stone
  • Dog Park
  • Basketball court
  • Chapel, church services on  Sunday 
  • Nature Trail
  • Headquarters has limited supply of RV parts (or there's a Walmart and Tractor Supply nearby)\
  • Billiards, Ping Pong, Horseshoes, Shuffleboard
  • RV Storage area
  • Mini storage buildings
  • Rental Guest Suites available
  • Frog/Koi pond/fountain
  • Quiet hours 9pm to 7 am


🐦 Wildlife:

  • Birds: Lots of happy singing ones, hummingbirds
  • Squirrels

🚘 153 miles Home - Bulverde - 10.9 mph

Friday, April 16

I caravanned with 4 other RV's (8 people) on this trip and another one (2 people) met us in the park. It was misty and hazy the whole trip. There were some bluebonnets out, but somewhat closed due to the weather. We made good time though and the cooler weather was good traveling on the tires. When we pulled into the park, they had staff on golf carts that led us right to our sites and after setting up, we went back to the office to officially check in. I used my Good Sam membership for $4 off per night.  Sites are asphalt and seem pretty level. I added the quick connect adapters to my fresh water hose. In this area, there were quite a few large Live Oaks. If you have a big rig with slides on both sides, you may have to watch the location of them. One of our group barely missed not being able to open one of their slides.  At this time of year, "inch" worms and army worms are everywhere and hanging from the trees. "You got worms!" seemed to be the "words of the week". 


We all loaded up and went to Anhalt Halle for the Anhalt Western Roundup. Rocky King Band started the show followed by Billy Mata & the Texas Tradition. There were vendors and a food truck there as well. I got a ring with a stone that picks up different colors at different angles. A couple of friends that we met in Bandera during Mardi Gras came out and joined us and they are fun people and fit right into our little group. Our group kept getting larger. The large Hall was built in 1908 by a group of Germans and it's been operating ever since. It's a very large hall and huge wooden arched trusses in the ceiling. The smaller, older section was built in the 1870's. 


Saturday, April 17

I got a new neighbor who was in a nice new van RV from Florida. Lana and her dog, Harley were real friendly. She stayed two nights and hung out with a friend who lives in the park full time. We were able to go the clubhouse to fix breakfast - at no charge. As long as it's not in use, it's a free park amenity. NICE! The guys fixed late breakfast in the clubhouse on Leroy's new Blackstone. We had bacon (how else are you going to break in a new cooktop?), eggs, potatoes, tortillas, blueberry muffins, cowboy coffee and great conversations. I love this group! They are fun and casual. 


Day 2 of the Roundup - after observations from yesterday, we brought lots of snack foods - chips, summer sausage, cheese crackers, etc. It was COLD in the very back where we were and there was a cold wind blowing in. Our friends that we met in Bandera were back with us again. It was a fun night, but I couldn't wait to get back to my camper and my HEATER! What is with these temps?!

  • Monte Good & the Honky Tonk Heroes
  • Jason Roberts Band
  • Jeff Woolsey & The Dancehall Kings


Sunday, April 18

I was up early (yes...again), fixed some coffee and walked around the park. It's fairly large so I didn't cover it all on foot. Some of the full-timers have hummingbird feeders and seed feeders out. I love the koi pond with it's little waterfall and little frog statues. I talked with Lana and we toured each other's RVs. I told her there was a dog park in the back of the park. My group had breakfast at Clubhouse again to get out of the wind. We had biscuits and gravy, and of course, bacon. I brought the supplies for Mimosas. Six people from our group left with 3 of the RVs and they weren't gone even 30 minutes and more rigs were pulling in. The place stays full, that's for sure. 

Took a nap and had a little relaxation time and then the few of us headed to Anhalt for round 3 with Jake Hooker. It was an afternoon thing and ended by 8 pm, so we were going to eat after at the Antler Café, but they were packed so we went down the road to  The Branch. The food was good (but not impressed with the Chicken Fried Steak that a friend got). Boiled shrimp was wonderful. For dessert, a couple of them got Molten Lava Cake with ice cream and I got a bite - YUM! They were literally licking the plates when they were done. I was stuffed from the shrimp. 

Got back to the camper and picked up a few things, read some email, watched a couple of YouTube videos from Texas RV Y'all and You, Me & the RV and called it a night. Something good is brewing for both of their Patreons. Are you in?



Monday, April 19

I woke up early. Note to self: YOU'RE ON VACATION! I can't sleep past my normal work get-up time. 🙄 It was peaceful in the park so I made my coffee, cleaned up a few things and sat outside to work on this log and greet the neighbors and pet the 4-footed ones. Met a BEAUTIFUL Golden Retriever that reminded me so much of my old dog Cheddar. This time of year, all the silk caterpillars are hanging from the trees. Watch your open cups of coffee…just sayin'. Check your clothes and hair before heading inside. Had coffee and a muffin with my friends.  

Stowed everything and packed up to head to phase 2 of my trip. Left to go to Bandera! It's my happy place.


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