Monday, April 5, 2010

RV PARK REVIEW: Miller Creek, Plus More Wildflowers

Welcome aboard to my newest "Followers"  Kimberly and Jerry Peterson.  I appreciate the attention you give to my blog, and THANK YOU very much.  I hope you will find something here to entertain you or inform you on what our RV lifestyle is all about.

Last week when we arrived in Johnson City we checked into the Miller Creek RV Resort which is actually about 5 miles south of the town on Hwy. 281. 

This is a nice park in a pleasant setting with Miller Creek running right behind the back-in sites.  We pulled up to the office and were greeted by a nice woman behind the counter.  She already had our reservation in front of her and the process was swift.  We paid $28.00 (all tax inc.) per night for a pull through site with full hook-ups, including 50 amp electric.  Great price!

This is a back-in site by the creek and it is very wide with plenty of room for slides to be extended.

This is one of the pull-through sites, which are long enough for a big rig and the toad behind or in front of it.

Here is our big rig with a little Casita trailer next door.  Plenty of room for all of us! 

There are some buildings on the property for guest use, including a Watering Hole for entertainment and card games.  They have a Recreation Room with a small kitchen where the park provides a meal for purchase every Wednesday evening.  When we were there it was a hamburger, baked beans, and potato salad for $3.00.  A bargain, but we did not go and eat there.

They also have a Dog Washing Station.  The sink for this purpose seems adequate for small dogs, but I don't know what folks with large dogs do.  They have a fold up table by the sink and I assumed you could set it up for clipping and grooming your own dog.

They have nice restrooms (although small) and a coin laundry.  There is FREE WiFi, too!  We were pleased with this park and will definitely return when we come back to the Hill Country of Texas.

On one of our drives through the area we found a lot of beautiful wildflowers lining the highways. 
We loved the Bluebonnets and the Indian Painbrush.  I think we even spotted one called Indian Blanket.  Phlox were in full bloom, too.  It was a beautiful display for early April.  Later this month, I expect the flowers to be even more plentiful.

I hope you enjoyed our tour of the Texas Hill Country!  Ya'll come back.

Until next long for now!


Jerry and Suzy said...

The bluebonnets, I believe, are the Texas State Wildflower. We have Ladybird Johnson to thank for helping to really spread the wildflowers around Texas. Thanks for sharing your pix and the "scoop" on the Miller Creek RV Park!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your park review, that is so helpful. We just came through Texas and also noticed the beautiful flowers along the interstate. We are in CA now and yes went through our first tremor, scared the heck out of us. We don't have those things in FL. LOL
We are headed to Joshua National Park today.

Travel safe,

squawmama said...

Good Morning Margie... Thanks for the great review on the Texas campground... It is now bookmarked in my favorites... We just love all the wildflowers along the road now... It is so much better then seeing snow or dead plants... Like Chris sadi we had tremors from the earthquake yesterday and you have never seen her & I move so fast... LOL LOL Have a great day & travel safe!!!

Rick and Paulette said...

Another great park review, Margie. That dog washing station would be great for our muttzo's. Beautiful pics of those Texas wildflowers too. Hope you loaded up on "ammo" at that furniture store!!

Happytrails said...

Thanks so much for the campground review....I keep a notebook.
Love that dog washing station. Nice idea!!

Take care and travel safely!

Mike & Gerri (

Bob and Diane Yaquinto said...

Hey Margie,
We have been watching your blod off and on for awhile and thought we'd write you a line. We are involved in the Compground Resort industry, National Supervisors of and think you are doing a wonderful job helping fellow travelers with your information and pictures. We hire 100-150 workamper couples a year in our 15 Resorts and 2 of the most recient couple told us about your blog so we took a look.
Keep up the good work and let me know if you are ever near one of our parks as I would like your opinion and would give you a free night for it. What a deal..
Bob and Diane Yaquinto

Terry & Carol said...

Hi Margie,
Guess I can put this campground in my Texas folder. Thanks for the review, your a lady of your word. You said you were going to take pictures of campgrounds and you are. Again, thanks from a New Yorker.
Terry & Carol Oakley

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Oh such nice flowers... amazing how the landscape goes on for miles and miles and miles of the colorful flowers. Thanks for the campground review too.

Karen and Steve

Mark & Teri said...

Miller Creek RV looks nice. It's on our list for next trip that way. Nice review and the pics of sites were great. This has been the best year in many for Texas wildflowers.

Bill and Debi said...

Hi Margie,
Just discovered your blog. Great job. We just spent a month at Miller Creek and wanted to add our two cents worth that this is a great park - lots of space and great folks running it. In fact already have reservations for a month next spring.
This traveling life is great!
Debi and Bill