Sunday, December 16, 2012

San Angelo KOA

On this trip to San Angelo, we decided to stay at the local KOA. This is our second time to stay at this campground.

San Angelo lacks a really good RV park. The ones that are here are merely adequate. We've paid the same fees -- or even less-- to stay at some really good campgrounds, like Fernbrook and Sundance. I'm not sure how campgrounds such as the ones here in San Angelo and nearby Big Spring justify charging the fees they do.

Now, that's not to say that San Angelo KOA is a bad campground. It certainly provides all the necessary amenities RVers have come to expect. In fact, the wireless connection I enjoy here is probably the best I've experienced at any RV park. And cable TV provides more than 60 channels. The laundromat in the back of the office is clean and comfortable, and a television is provided for viewing while waiting. However, the dryers do not provide sufficient heat, so it does take longer to dry a load than normal. Propane is available. There is also a pool located next to the office.

Office. Restrooms located behind tree on right. Laundry is in back. Pool is to the left of office.
Sites are very close together. During our stay, we had several different overnight neighbors. We were able to hear furnaces fire up and water pumps in use. That's just a bit too close for us. RVs park back to back with only utilities separating them.

Our site -- # 52 -- to the left. Each site has own utilities.
The main interior road is paved, but the remainder of the park is pea gravel. Numerous mature mesquite trees dot the park, but they provide scant shade in the summer. Sites with tend pads and cabins are also available.

Sites with tent pads


The folks running the park are friendly and helpful, like most folks in West Texas. They will guide you to your site and pick up your garbage from your site each day. One of the unique features of the park is that a subscription to the local paper is included in your fee. 

The park is located in the Lake Nasworthy area on Knickerbocker Road. The location provides easy access to the lake and major highways. In addition, there is a 2 mile loop next to the KOA where locals walk. It is not an official walking path, just a nice paved road along the bluffs overlooking Lake Nasworthy that locals have adopted as a favorite place to walk and jog.

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