Floating (sort of) the Frio

A group of my friends have a family reunion at Camp Riverview each year and they invited me to tag along this year. This area of Texas is in an extreme drought situation this year, but there’s still some water flowing in the Frio. It was nice to just sit in it and relax. Other area creeks and rivers are dry or have just a trickle. There was a small area that could be used for tubing, kayaking or paddleboarding, but most of the river is too low. Improvements have been made to the campground since last year according to my friends. The premium sites are nice and level and patios have been added. Pray for rain for this area!

Golf carts are welcome here or you can rent one and they come in handy since the park is rather large in size and it’s hot this time of year to carry gear by hand and walk.  Some people set up canopies to mark their spot on the river, but be aware that staff may pick them up late so don’t plan to leave them overnight. If you plan to drive in the park, the speed limit is 5 mph. Wrist bands are required during your stay.

There is a dog park and various sports activities in the park. Please don’t forget to pick up after your pets or children. They have planned activities daily, mostly geared towards children. 

Camp Riverview

Type of Park: Private - book with them through Campspot
Check In: 2 pm for RV sites, 4 pm for cabins   Check Out: 12 pm

  • 🚻 Restrooms
  • 🚿 Showers
  • πŸ“Ά Wifi (did not use)
  • 🧺 Laundry facility
  • πŸ• Off-leash dog park
  • πŸ›’ Store has RV supplies, necessities, few groceries, souvenirs, ice
  • 🚢🏻‍♀️ Trails
  • 🌊 Water access - Frio was very low but still had some water from the springs
  • 🏚 Cabins
  • 🦌 Wildlife: Scarlet Tanager, bats, woodpeckers
  • πŸ“† Nightly activities - mostly geared towards kids
  • Volleyball, tetherball, gaga ball, horseshoes, playground
  • πŸ“‘ AT&T had good signal. Verizon was non-existent 
  • πŸ‘©πŸ»‍πŸ’Ό Staff was friendly and helpful
  • Can bring golf carts or rent them here
  • Recycling bins for cans
  • ❗ Note: CP 3 is directly across from the dumpsters, but has a good shade tree

πŸ“‹ Site #CP 06, Central Park

  • Premium site, Central Park sites have a patio area looking toward the river with pergola top
  • πŸ”™ Back In
  • πŸ…Ώ Site Pad: Raised in the back to be level (watch small children), river rock base, level, long enough for camper and truck when unhitched, wide enough for another vehicle
  • πŸ’§ Water - low to the ground so hose and filter come off to the side along the ground
  • ⚡ Electric max 50 amp
  • πŸ’© Sewer connection in good condition
  • πŸ”₯ Fire Ring - but in a burn ban
  • Picnic Table: wooden with metal legs
  • Close to restrooms/showers
  • Shade in the afternoon
  • Full sun in the mornings
  • A little green space between the next campsite and lower campsites
  • Next to a road that leads to lower level and river - so a little extra traffic (but no campers on the front side of camper)

Regular cost per night $77.25 + $10 lock fee + $5 reservation fee
My total cost for 4 nights: $324 = Avg $81/night

In the Area:

πŸ’œ Highlights of this trip:

  • Stopping in Bandera on the way πŸ’œ
  • Sitting in the river
  • Turning off the alarm
  • Mexican Train and other domino and card games
  • Group meals for brunch and supper
  • A quick trip to the Back Porch at the Leakey Inn to listen to a friend play guitar and sing
  • πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ• Camping with a group of friends and several dogs

🚘  505.9 miles round trip - 10.95 mph


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