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Vineyards RV Park — An award winning public campground

  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
$49 to $69
  • 90%


Summary:

Hidden away in the outskirts of Dallas is a city-run campground called The Vineyards that sets the bar very high for public RV parks.

Located on the shores of Grapevine Lake in Grapevine, Texas, and near Legoland and the Gaylord, the park offers stunning views from very large campsites. Despite being only 2.5 miles from Interstate 621 and Hwy. 114, the park is exceptionally quiet.

A national RV Park of the Year winner, The Vineyards has been recognized several times as one of the best RV parks in Texas. It can accommodate RVs of all sizes and offers campgrounds for rent as well at prices between $93 and $163 per night. Pricing is structured on three tiers based on type of site and amenities offered.

An adjacent marina houses sail boats and other small watercraft. Very close to plenty of shopping and excellent restaurants.

Although my reservation was paid by one of the park's business partners, I would not hesitate to stay there again.

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Pros

    Large, paved sites with paved patios

  • Immaculately maintained
  • Deluxe pull-through sites have wooden decks and elevated fire pits next to cement patios
  • Each site has a picnic table and grill
  • 30- and 50-amp sites
  • Modern restroom and shower facilities
  • 10 percent discount for seniors, handicapped and military members
  • 10 percent discount for groups of 10 or more.
  • Plenty of green space to give rural atmosphere in the city
  • Camp store supplies basic camping equipment, souvenirs, some food and picnic supplies, plus children’s toys
  • Complimentary coffee each day at campground, while supplies last
  • Common fire pit open to all campers for large group gatherings.
  • Campground rents kayaks for $20 for two hours up to $50 per day
  • Four-person bicycles can be rented for $20 per day ($50 for four) or $100 per week
  • Swimming beach
  • Basketball and volleyball courts plus horseshoe pits
  • Small disc golf course
  • Large shaded play area for children
  • Ample assortment of trees provide plentiful shade
  • Grills scattered throughout park for use by guests
  • Large pavillion area can be rented for $400 per day for group activities
  • Golf cart rentals for $30 for two hours or $50 per day
  • Marked nature trail on site

Cons

  • Requires keypad entry after hours, but keypad is a significant distance from the gate and not easily accessible from an RV.
  • Unable to connect to wireless signal during normal waking hours
  • Aggressive geese in February 2015 were vocal about having to share space with RV owners
  • Marina offers a restaurant right across from the campground, but requires three-mile drive around park to reach it.
  • Park collects $5 per night up charge for Friday and Saturday RV sites, $10 per for cabins.
  • Prices increase $10 per night for holiday weekends and special events
  • Does not allow the possession of firearms

About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is the editor of Let's RV and the editor of RV Daily Report. A Wisconsin native and father of three grown daughters, he is now based out of Arizona and travels the country in his Winnebago Adventurer motorhome interviewing industry professionals and interesting RVers alike. He can be reached at editor@letsrv.com

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