Wilson H. Fox Park

Army Corps Of Engineers

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401 Granger Dam Rd.
Taylor, TX 76574
512-859-2668
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GPS: 30.6799, -97.3461

Last Price Paid: $11
Number of Sites: 44
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 535 ft
Nightly rate: $11
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 40

CeeGee would stay here again

“Popular on the weekends”

Reviewed Apr 28, 2017

Overall Rating

We chose to stay at the Corps of Engineers campground because half of the spots are first come/first served. We have found that finding a reasonably priced campground on the weekends in Spring in Texas is impossible. It's prime camping season. So we opted to arrive here on a Wednesday and had no trouble getting a spot.

Our rate reflects our National Parks Senior Pass (50% off) on 30 amp electric. It would be $22 for others. Be very aware when you pick a spot if you are getting 30 or 50 amp. We over looked that and ended up on a 30 amp site and had to watch our electricity consumption during the course of the week. 50 amp sites are a few dollars more. Some sites have screened in shelters which are considerably more. All sites have water whose pressure could vary depending upon how many are in the park...but nothing to keep you away. There is a dump station.

Roads are paved and the sites are have concrete pads. All sites are back-in. Most sites have shelters over the picnic tables. As I said, some sites have screened in shelters. The sites are VERY large. No one has a view of the reservoir, even though you are camping right on the edge of it. There were some makeshift paths leading down to the shore of the reservoir, but I opted to not try those.

When we were there, the grass really, really needed to be mowed. The workcampers/gate attendants (very nice people) told us that the rain had kept the mower away. Some locals who came in for the weekend actually brought their own lawn mowers to mow their sites. That was a first. So the long grass pretty much kept you to your concrete pads. But the wildflowers growing in the grass were nice to look at.

We didn't try the bathrooms, so I can't address that. There is a boat ramp and many of the weekend visitors brought boats.

OTA television brought in 54 stations from Austin, including all the major networks. Verizon was 2 bars of LTE. Data was good, phone calls would occasionally cut out for a second or two.

Google maps tries to bring you in a road that has a locked gate. The real entrance is .5 miles east of that.

Taylor is close by with all the shopping you need, including a Wal-Mart and a H.E.B. The downtown is quirky and worth a visit. Austin is close, but not as close as you might think. A drive to the southwest side of Austin took an hour to get there.

We would certainly stay here again.

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Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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