Saturday, May 23, 2015

Kerrville-Schreiner Park



Kerrville-Schreiner Park is a 517 acre park owned and operated by the city of Kerrville. Originally, the park was a city park, but was deeded to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in the 1930s and was a state park for many years, but control was returned to the city in 2004.

We had never stayed here before, so we planned a stay of only 2 nights on our way home from Blanco just to check it out. It’s a nice park, and we plan to visit again.

The park is in the southeast side of Kerrville and is divided by Texas 173, which is the highway running from Kerrville to Bandera. The section north of the highway borders the south bank of the Guadalupe River. I’m sure this section of the park is brimming with people during the summer. The section south of the highway is much larger and contains the hiking trails.

The Guadalupe River forms the north border of the park. This picture is looking downstream from the day use area (see map in brochure)

Camping is available in both sections. For RVers, there are 30 amp and 50 amp camping areas on both sides of the river. The 50 amp campground in the north section has the only covered picnic tables in the park. Oddly, though, the utilities in these sites are split. The sewer connection is on one side of the pull through while the water and electricity are on the other. In addition to RV sites and tent camping, numerous "mini" cabins are also available. From what we could tell, these are a step up from shelters and contain air conditioning, but no bathroom facilities. Tent camping is also available in both sides of the park.

Some of the mini cabins in the park. These are located in the "High Point" area. Note air conditioner in the unit on right.

A couple of the tent sites in the "Fawn Hide-a-Way" campground. I did not see electrical outlets, and I believe 2 campsites may share a water spigot.
Exterior of restroom located in Pecan Loop on the north section.

The Pecan Loop campground in the north section has 30 amp full hookup sites. These sites appear to be more level than those in the Deer Field Loop.

A brochure, complete with map, description of facilities, fees, and other information is available here.

We stayed in the Deer Field Loop camping area in the south section in site 115. All sites in this campground are pull-through, and based on my observations, I would say most are not level. They are 30 amp sites with full hookups. All interior roads and sites are paved. Our camping area was very quiet at night. It is far enough from Highway 173 that we could hear little if any highway noise. Camping areas in the north section are closer to the road and would probably be exposed to much more highway noise.

There is a laundromat located behind the bathroom in the Deer Field Loop, but machines are exposed to the elements, so I would not use them. We did locate a small laundromat on Highway 173 near its intersection with Highway 16, and it appeared to be quite nice.

We camped in the Deer Field Loop camping area in site 115.

Utilities in this campground are conveniently located close together. Note table and fire ring. Tables in this campground are not covered. Note that sites are well maintained. Mowing was going on while we were there.
Showers in men's bathroom in Deer Field Loop. In addition to these 2 shower stalls, there is also a handicapped stall located behind door on right.

Men's bathroom in Deer Field Loop. Bathrooms appeared to be well maintained.

Check-in, by the way, is at the park headquarters in the north section. About 100 yards in on the south section, there is a gate that requires a code. If you don’t have the code and need to turn around, it is a tight fit for most rigs, so be sure to check in at the headquarters in the north section first.

The park is well maintained. Sites are regularly mowed and all roads and sites are paved. Deer are plentiful throughout the park and wander through the campgrounds throughout the day.

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