Last weekend we took a camping trip to Huntsville State Park (http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/huntsville), about a one hour drive from our house. We were really lucky with the weather - it was hot but we only got a tiny bit of rain.
The campground is spacious and has many shade trees. Our site faced onto the water and it is in a small cul de sac where the kids rode their bikes. It is also near the bathrooms.
The bathrooms were interesting. The facilities themselves are nice. New, painted, and well made. When we arrived they were basically clean and nice for a public shower/toilet setup. Unfortunately people kept trashing them. Literally. I showered the boys one afternoon, and the showers were fine. A couple hours later they were a complete mess! Dirty diapers and rubbish all over the floor and dirty knickers in the shower. The restrooms were strewn with used toilet paper and the sinks full of mud and hair.
Over the weekend this happened again and again. The park rangers would clean the restrooms and they would be nice. Then a few hours later they were a complete mess. And usually a disgusting mess. I'm not sure what was going on with the campground patrons, but to me it was awful.
Aside from that, everything was wonderful. We rented canoes and explored Lake Raven. The kids played on the small beach, and the older boys went on an epic mountain biking trip with my husband. All of the boys played on the playground.
When we had a brief period of light rain, we went out of the park to see the statue of Sam Houston. It was massive!
We had a great time at this campground.... and Little Boy is begging to go camping again...but only to THIS campground!
|Classic summer lake/beach scene. There's even one of those platforms that you can swim to.|
|We saw a juvenile alligator.|
|He is so tall!|