Black Rock Park Review & Rating

Texas Outside Rating: 7.9

Buchanan Dam ยท 512-369-4774
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Black Rock Park Overview:

Review and Rating of Black Rock Park on Lake Buchanan

What a pleasant surprise!  Black Rock Park is a Lower Colorado River Authority Park that is on the shoreline of Lake Buchanan (when the lake is at capacity) and it has tent sites, new cabins, and RV sites.  The roads and sites are paved and wide enough for big rigs. 

This 25 acre Park is very well maintained and the cabins and restrooms look new.  Some of the RV sites and the day use areas are shaded, the rest is open. 

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Amenities and Fun Things To Do:

Black Rock Park has 15 full hook-up sites (30 or 50 amp electric, water hook-ups, and septic connections) each of which has a picnic table, grill, and a fire ring.  The parking pads are paved and level and there is grass separating the site - most of which seem very spacious and all have a lake view.  Some of the sites are shaded and others are open. 

There are also 21 water only tent sites that include a picnic table, fire ring and access to a water spigot.  A couple of the tent sites are close the water and others are spread out under the trees.

The 18 mini-cabins are all along the bank of Lake Buchanan and each will sleep up to 5 in two sets of bunk beds.  Linens are not provided and the cabin has no other facilities except electricty, a ceiling fan, AC, and heating.   There is a concrete patio outside the front door and a picnic table and grill.

The only other amenities in Black Rock Park include:

  • very clean and new private individual restrooms with showers
  • meeting hall for up to 80 people with tables and chairs, air-conditioning and heat, a catering kitchen with commercial sink, a refrigerator, buffet counter, icemaker, tables, chairs and a fireplace plus a large smoker/barbecue with picnic tables outside
  • dump station
  • access to a boat ramp in the Llano County Park next door
  • overflow boat and trailer parking
  • playground

This is a great small park to visit to fish, enjoy Lake Buchanan (in 2014 is was at 34% capacity), maybe visit Longhorn Caverns, stop by the bar near the dam, or play golf at any of the nearby golf courses.

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Campground Information

Phone:
512-369-4774
Website:
Website Link
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Map:
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Texas Outside Favorite Sites: #23 for tents, #48 for a cabin, and #11 for RVs

Campground Rating

Overall Rating:
7.9
Condition:
9.8
Scenic Beauty:
8.0
Campsites:
8.8
Amenities:
6.5
Things To Do:
6.5

Additional Pictures of Black Rock Park

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Texas Outside Campground Rating System

Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”.  Each park is rated on:

  • Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
  • Park Condition:  the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
  • Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
  • Campsites:  low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
  • Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more

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