Mardi Gras - Cowboy Style 2022

πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’›πŸŽ­ Laissez les bon temps rouler!  (Let the good times roll!) The first road/camping trip with Pepper went well. Camping with Good Friends and paintin' the town! I love them all to death. 

Bandera Crossing Riverfront RV Park

4300 TX-16N
Bandera, Texas 78003
Bandera County
(830) 288-2200

This park has been open for just over a year. They are adding amenities, but for what is there right now, it was a bit pricey. Yes, I'm sure the pricing was upped due to Mardi Gras weekend. It will be nice when tables and grills/fire rings are added for each site, but right now, it's basic full-hookups and not much more. 

Check In: 3p Check Out: 12 p
Length of Stay: 3 Nights

πŸ’² Cost per night $59 (Be aware...pricing on Thu, Fri, Sat night in 2023 is going up to $75)
Discounts: Good Sam 10%

πŸ“ Site #38 Notes:

  • Water
  • Max amp: 50 Sewer
  • Wifi
  • Site Pad: level, gravel, long (it was a back-in site, but it's been upgraded and is super long pull-through)
  • Utilities were close to the front. Parked camper and pulled the truck behind it instead
  • Close to neighbors, but room enough for tables and such (if you brought them)
  • No privacy between sites

πŸ‘πŸ» Pros:

  • Overflow parking nearby if needed
  • Close to the river
  • Big area to walk dogs or kids to play by the river (watch for sticker burrs in some areas)

πŸ‘ŽπŸ» Cons:

  • Front row closest to the road- a little road noise
  • No tables, fire rings or grills at campsites
  • No shade trees
  • No wind brake

πŸ“ Park Notes:

  • River access - but it's pretty low right now. Won't be kayaking or even tubing anytime soon
  • Some deer in the park
  • Cabins
  • Some large fire rings on the outskirts of park, but not at sites
  • 3 miles into Bandera - close but nice to get away during big event weekends
  • There was a food truck on site, but it wasn't open this weekend

In process of being built:

  • Great Lodge (should be ready by March)
    • Office
    • Store
    • Restrooms/Showers
    • Commercial Kitchen
  • Zipline
  • Yurts
  • Amphitheater
  • Pool/Hot Tub

πŸ’œ Highlights of this trip:

  • ⛺πŸ‘’ Camping and Dancing with the Dance Group
  • πŸ• Pepper's first camping trip
  • 🎢 Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar and 11th Street Cowboy Bar 
    • Geno Delafose
    • Kendall Shaffer
    • Meyers Anderson
    • Wayne Toups
    • George Dearborne
  • πŸ₯ž Late breakfast at OST Steakhouse on Friday
    • OMG! The pancake was almost as big as the whole plate!
  • πŸ₯© Just a camping day with late Steak "night" (late lunch)
  • πŸ”₯ Campfire (propane type)
  • 🎭 Mardi Gras Parade
    • Burleson County had a big presence in Arkey's afterwards
    • Caught up with an old college buddy
  • πŸ“± Capped some Munzees, put one out on the way home
  • 🚘 440.4  miles round trip - 9.75 mpg

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  1. We are getting here just after Mardi Gras - too bad as that is a favorite time of year!


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