CAMPGROUND REVIEW: Pecan Park Riverside RV Park

By:  Lisa & Dan Brown

14th Dec, 18

Campground/RV Park: Pecan Park Riverside RV Park

Location: 50 Squirrel Run, San Marcos, Texas

Phone: (512) 396-0070

Date(s) Stayed: 10/25/18-11/1/18

Length of Stay: 1 Week

Site #: #116 Back-In

Cost per night (with taxes):$60 daily - $300/week (Deluxe Site- Sept 15-Feb 28)

Discount Used: N/A

Connections: FHU- 20/30/50 Electric, Water, Sewer, Free Cable and WiFi (Some sites offer satellite TV service)

Stars: 3.0


We made our reservations two month prior to our check-in date. Audrey was polite and accommodating to our request of wanting our back window of our fifth-wheel to overlook the river.

Pecan Park Riverside RV Park on the San Marcos River is just 2.5 miles East of I-35. Quiet country camping, with all the city benefits  - just a mile up the road and it's only a couple miles to the HEB grocery store and area shopping. You can check for their current camping and extended stay rates.

Pecan Park Riverside RV Park offers seasonal discounts, as well as a year-round coupon for stay two nights, get the third night free. Please mention your coupon when you make your reservation, and present the coupon at check-in.


Since we arrived at 8:00 pm, their office was closed. However, our packet was available in the mailbox outside the door. One of the maintenance staff helped us with check-in and making sure we were all set for our stay.

The next morning, I went to officially check-in and collect our paperwork. Audrey was as helpful in person as she was when I had made the reservation. She even recommended local restaurants and tourism spots.

Their staff members were amazingly cordial and helpful - from the office staff to the maintenance employees.

The Pecan Park Riverside RV Park office/store is located up a long set of steep stairs. If you are unable to climb the stairs, call the staff to bring your check-in information to you. The office was very welcoming, organized and clean. It included a small store of RV and swimming supplies.


Though it was dark when we arrived, we navigated the park with no problems. The roadways had speed bumps. Our site was a back-in that looked at the river's edge. The next morning, we got a good view of the river through the trees and brush.


  • 116 spacious RV sites

  • Large concrete patios (available on most Standard, Deluxe, & Premium sites)

  • Crushed limestone parking areas

  • Shade trees – sunny sites available (front)

  • Picnic tables at deluxe sites

  • Table and chairs at premium sites

  • Gas grills at premium sites

  • Restroom facilities(private and handicap accessible)

  • Hot showers

  • Indoor heated swimming pool and kiddie pool

  • Hot tub

  • Children’s playground

  • Laundry facilities

  • Air conditioning in laundry and restrooms

  • Two off-leash dog parks (breed restrictions apply)

  • Propane

  • Movie rentals

  • Book and puzzle exchange

  • Basketball Court

  • RV supply store

  • Nature trails

  • River access for fishing or kayaking

They have two large dog parks. Take note: they have some breed restrictions on dogs, so make sure your group members check when they call for reservations.


Pecan Park Riverside RV Park has weekly events going on frequently. We were parked there during Halloween weekend. The activities staff put together a fun children's Halloween event; mostly geared for little ones. There are also potlucks, cookouts and other cool interactive outings. Their website is thorough and updated with a monthly events calendar. They keep up regularly with their social media pages by posting announcements of events.


We can't stress enough how wonderful and accommodating the staff at Pecan Park Riverside RV Park was. We had two issues that arose during our stay, and they took care of them immediately. Our first issue was that our neighbor left his two extremely restless dogs in his fifth-wheel while he was out for the day. We had to listen to the non-stop sound all day and into the evening. We alerted the office staff the next morning; resulting in relocating them to another site away from the general park population. Our second issue was we reported that our water pressure was exceedingly low. Fifteen minutes after reporting it, a maintenance employee checked it out and replaced a valve.

We were parked on the river side of the park. While it was more scenic out the rear window of our Landmark, there was a downside. The Pecan trees drop lots of leaves that stain RV roofs and awnings. There are tons of squirrels so be mindful.  We recommend not leaving cargo doors open, and be sure any holes in the belly of your RV are plugged.

There were also quite a few of permanent-stay RVs that were looking a bit run down and unsightly. When we stay again, we will choose to stay out in the front part of the RV park away from the trees in the wide open. Though the sites are gravel, they seemed sunny and spacious.  

Lisa & Dan Brown

Lisa & Dan Brown

Dan & Lisa Brown are known as "Always On Liberty". They are two Coasties (30 years Retired & Veteran) who fought Mother Nature guarding our coasts and saving souls now travel between them with their two Maine Coon Cats. They have been full-time traveling since 2014 with their 2016 Heartland Landmark 365 Ashland (formerly '16 Heartland Cyclone 4100). They are avid hikers, ADV motorcycle riders, bloggers and travel enthusiasts. They enjoy visiting, hiking and riding our National Parks, Monuments, Historical Sites, Battlefields and strange places. 
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