Saturday, November 5, 2016

Kerrville-Schreiner Park

After several days at Blanco State Park, we took a short trip to spend some time at another favorite park of ours: Kerrville-Schreiner Park in Kerrville, Texas.

This 517 acre park on the southeast side of Kerrville was originally a city park, then was transferred to the state for several years before returning to the city in 2004. Many state maps may still show this as a state park, but your annual park passes will not work here.

Donna and I always camp in the Deer Field Loop, which is in the park section on the south side of Highway 173, locally known as the Bandera Highway. This camping area offers about 20 full hookup sites; there are other camping areas south of the highway, but only Deer Field has FHU (full hookups). FHU sites are also available in the Pecan Loop and Sycamore Circle camping areas north of the highway, near the Guadalupe River. We've always avoided these camping areas because they are so close to the highway and we are concerned about highway noise. Also, the north section of the park is where the action is, especially during the summer. Since that section fronts the river, you have a lot of day use activity there, such as swimming, fishing, and kayaking. It is much quieter in our section of the park.

There is no WiFi in the park except for the recent addition of a hot spot around the headquarters building. OTA TV reception is also poor. Local radio, though, is quite good.

We like that the RV sites are pull-thru. However, the sites in Deerfield Loop on the north side of the road tend to have sewer hookups that are slightly uphill from the pads, whereas those on the south side tend to have sewer hookups slightly downhill. This is because of the natural slope towards the river. I have a trailer that does not enjoy a lot of clearance above the road, so in many parks I find that the opening for my storage tanks is sometimes lower than the sewer connection. Things don't drain uphill too well in my experience. Our previous trailer had higher clearance, and I seldom encountered this situation, but I experience it quite often in the Coachmen. This natural slant also means that you'll probably have to level your rig.

Since I've reported on this park before, I'll not repeat what I've already said. Instead, I'll just provide links to previous reports. As with Blanco, we've found this park to be a good jumping off place to area activities, and I'll link to those reports as well.

We have 2 or 3 activities planned for our stay here. Since we do not have WiFi, I'll probably wait until we return home to post.

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