Bandera/Hill Country Trip

Skyline Ranch RV Park - Bandera, TX

2231 Hwy. 16N, Bandera, TX 78003

830 796-4958 / 800 267-1402

April 19-21, 2021 - 2 Nights

Type of Park: Private-owned
Check In: 12p    Check Out: 11a

Site #33 - Pull-Thru

$38 per night for 30 amp 
Discounts: Good Sam 10%, TACO, AAA
• Water
• 20/30 amp
• Sewer
• Cable TV
• Picnic Table
• Site Pad: Gravel. Mostly level

👍🏻 Pros:

• This site has a couple large Live Oak shade trees
• On the end, so the front of the camper has a large area for the "yard"

👎🏻 Cons:

• No grill or fire ring
• The end of the site drops down a little, so it was hard to back UP the incline on the gravel when hitching up

📝 Park Notes: 

• Restrooms / Bath House
• Wifi
• Propane sold onsite (weekly delivery)
• Laundry facility
• Park Store
• 3 Rec Rooms
• Less than 1/2 mile walk to Medina River
• Gazebo on trail to river
• Walking distance to Wild Horse Saloon

🐦 Wildlife:

• Birds: Several kinds. Heard turkeys, but couldn't spot them
• Deer, squirrels

🚘 201 miles Home - Bandera - 10.7 mph
       48 miles from Texas 281 RV Park - Skyline
      202 miles Bandera - Home - 9.4 mph


Got to the Park a little after noon. 201 miles from home and 10.7 mpg. Office was closed for lunch so I set up and then checked in. My site was very close to the office. It's a nice shady spot on the end of the row so it had a large front "yard". There is going to be a Casita rally this weekend and the park is already about half full of these little campers. I drove down to the river. I saw lots of wildflowers, deer, longhorns and donkeys. The river was wonderful! So peaceful with the cool, clear water babbling over the rocks. It does something for my sould and I could stay there forever. Walked along the trails there. There's a little gazebo on the trail between the campground and the river. Went to Brick's River Cafe to go eat. They have really good food and I love sitting on the deck out back. I got a shaved ribeye salad and it was so good! They were out of Bread Pudding, so I called TJ's and they said they had it. I went there and they were out too. Was not to be. I went by Fickle Pickles and got my stash 🥒 then went to Arkey's for a while and hung out with the locals. It's one o f my favorite places in the world. Also hit up the Red Horse and then Wild Horse Soloon (I could walk to that one from Skyline). 


40's this morning. What gives?! Had my morning coffee and enjoyed listening to the birds. I heard turkeys but didn't see them. Went to Mi Pueblo's to get a breakfast taco. Their corn tortillas are really good. Hit the road for a road trip to Fredericksburg to look for wildflowers 🌼 and to visit Wildseed Farms. It was blanketed in red this time of year with all the poppies. The fields right now are dedicated to the Veterans. After shopping for a few items there, I headed out for Luckenbach (that didn't take long). Then I headed down the backroads to go to Alamo Springs Café, but when I got there, they were closed. The owner was there and since there was NO cell reception, he gave me directions to my next destination. He even gave me a cap so it wasn't a totally wasted trip. The café is right next to the Old Tunnel State Park. I didn't stop since it was the middle of the day. Another trip….  

I skipped Bankersmith (but I need to come back to that place) and stopped by The Cartoon Saloon (aka Toonstone, TX). It's a tiny little place but has so much character! 👍🏻 It's a "Must Do" if you're in the area (but you might want to load the maps for offline use). Instead of "stopping by", I hung out there for several HOURS just chatting with the "Mayor" and a few others. 🍻 It was a great little spot to relax. As it got later, we closed up and we went to The Cocky Rooster in Comfort and got a pizza. (Remember, I had skipped lunch). Check out The Cartoon Cowboy and some of the work displayed in this unique little art gallery. If you go, tell Paulie and JP that I said Hi. 👋🏻


I got up and went to the river to say goodbye and then into town to get gas and to go to the Cowgirl Coffee Company (upstairs in the Old Forge) for a muffin and coffee. I got my coffee with Irish Cream flavoring and steamed milk. It was really good. I like a little coffee in my cream. ☕ I stowed everything and hitched up. A couple people on the next row over turned out to be from College Station so we struck up a little conversation and I left just before 10 am. I stopped at the Buc-ee's in New Braunfels and Bastrop and got home about 2:20 pm. 532 miles on the whole trip. Bandera (and that whole area) is My Happy Place and I sure hated to leave. 😢


  1. Sounds like a wonderful trip. If you ever come to Lake Texoma, give me a shout. I have a class C


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