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San Marcos, Texas makes a great home base to indulge on the finer things in the area and by that we mean finger lickin’ good BBQ. Two of the top BBQ joints we wanted to visit were The Salt Lick in Driftwood and Black’s BBQ in Lockhart. Both were about a 30-40 minute drive from Canyon Trails RV Resort, which is right along Interstate 35 making it easy to get around town. During our visit, we also discovered a few things to do in San Marcos and Leo even got to join in on the fun.
Canyon Trails RV Resort San Marcos, Texas
The park is along Interstate 35 in South San Marcos between Austin and San Antonio. Easy access from the highway makes this a good spot to pull in for a night. Entrance to the park is easy to get to and the roads are wide with good clearance. We arrived around noon with reservations and had a smooth and pleasant check-in experience with Mark, the owner of the park.
The pull thru sites were large with a concrete pad to park the RV on. We were in site 14 which is closer to the entrance of the park and wifi. Good amount of room between sites and there were trees to provide some shade and privacy. Each site also has a picnic table.
The site was very clean with full hookups and large enough to put out all the slides and our awning without any worry.
There is a mini golf course at the front of the park and a dog walk towards the back. Expect to hear traffic and trains going by during your stay.
The restrooms and showers were decent size and clean. There was also a laundry facility on site with three washers and dryers.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Canyon Trails RV Resort. The park was clean and quiet, aside from traffic noise on I-35 .The RVers were all very nice and some were staying at the park for a few months to escape the harsh winters in the north. We are looking forward to a return visit for more BBQ of course, but also a trip or two down the river in the summer. Joe has been on a few tubing adventures, but I’ve never had the pleasure of floating down a river with a PBR and we need to rectify that!
Note: The area did go through two terrible floods prior to our visit and Canyon Trails appeared to be unaffected.
$40/night for full hookups
Restrooms, showers and laundry
Good AT&T cell service
5 thoughts on “Canyon Trails RV Resort San Marcos, Texas”
Hi, been watching and following your adventures for the past couple of years. Unfortunately not sure if this park is under new ownership but all the amenities (bathhouse, laundry, etc…) have been discontinued. Since they don’t have anyone on-site to check you in there is a mailbox at the front door of what used to be their office. White envelopes are labeled with the RV spaces that are open, so it’s luck of the draw when selecting the space. You also have to call a number on the office door asking for permission to stay before you pay for the site. The sites are fairly spaced out which is nice but overpriced at $50/night especially when you have to be self sufficient in your rig. Wish we had experienced it back in 2016.
This is a great review. We have stayed here once (July 2016) and no one was working the office, during our phone call to make reservation, they said to choose one of the 3 sites (like 13, 14 or 15) walk over to the office and fill out the envelope and leave a check w/ site number and drop in mail slot. We stayed here 3 nights, was very nice (ok, a little freeway noise, but wasn’t too bad) and would stay again if we needed to be in this local. We normally stay in San Antonio since my kids live nearby, or Doctor appointments are near SA. Thanks for your review and pictures. If you every in the Del Rio, TX area, look me up.
Hi Kenneth. Glad you enjoyed the review! We can’t wait to get back to Texas and explore San Antonio some more. Happy Trails.