Fredericksburg KOA Review & Rating
Fredericksburg KOA Overview:
Review of Fredericksburg Texas KOA
On the outskirts of Fredericksburg Texas on Highway 290 is a very good KOA that is an excellent place to spend some time camping while you explore Fredericksburg, Luckenbach, the nearby wineries, and all the fun things to see and do in some of the prettiest parts of the Texas Hill Country.
I must admit, we really enjoy staying at KOAs and are a little biased toward them. To us they are like McDonalds - well run, very clean, reasonably priced, consistent, and you know what to expect and what you'll get. And that holds true for Fredericksburg KOA - its very clean and well maintained, the staff is excellent, the sites are good, there are several amenities, and it's well run by Lisa and Randy. And it's not surprising that Fredericksburg KOA won the coveted Presidents and the Founders awards for the last seven years in a row - a accomplishment they should be very proud of.
Fredericksburg KOA is a good mixture of standard KOA Kamping Kabins, tent sites, and back-in and long pull through sites. The sites are long and wide enough for big rigs with multiple slides and the sites range from open to heavily shaded with some huge stately oak trees. The friendly KOA staff will guide you to your site.
Make sure you sign up for the KOA Kamping Kard which will save you 10% on KOA sites and you'll build points toward other rewards.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
One of the things that we liked about Fredericksburg KOA is the way the sites are laid out. Instead of straight row after row of sites right next to each other like most RV parks, this KOA has 7 different loops/areas with Kamping Kabins and a mixture of tent, back-in, and pull through sites. You can choose from a heavily shaded to an open air site. The roads are crushed gravel and twist and turn through the Park leading to the various camping areas. .
The pull-through sites range from 65' to over 100' and most are level to gently sloping which will require some leveling. Each site has a grassy area on each site of the parking pad, a picnic table, and conveniently accessed hook-ups with cable, water, and a mixture of 30 and 50 AMP. All of the tent sites are shaded and some have both water and electric service.
The Park has 8 standard log KOA Kamping Kabins that are one room with a double bed and twin bunks. Each of the cabins has heating and air conditioning, a front porch with a swing, a grill, and a picnic table.
Some of the amenities at Fredericksburg KOA include:
- a dog park
- office and park store with a small selection of food staples and lots of RV supplies
- small playground
- ice and propane
- swimming pool
- laundry room with a share library
- free Wi-Fi and cable
- spotless private restrooms each of which has a shower
- horseshoe pits
- onsite RV service and parts department
Fredericksburg KOA is home to two music stages - a small intimate stage with a fire pit in front of it where local talented musicians play at no charge on Friday or Saturday nights and a larger stage that is home to several multi-day festivals with a wide variety of well known Texas singer songwriters and both local and nationally known famous acts. You can't beat good music under the stars in your camp chair, a fun crowd, BYOB, and a very short walk back to your campsite.
Across the street from Fredericksburg KOA is a convenience store and gas station with diesel with easy access for big rigs When peaches are in season they are available from a small shack next to the convenience store.
The back of the Park borders an animal farm with a wide variety of animals, some of which will come up to the fence separating the Park from the animal farm.
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:
We've stayed at Fredericksburg KOA several times over the past few years to attend a music festival, play some golf, sip some wine, hike Enchanted Rock, and explore Fredericksburg. The Park is 5 miles from the infamous town of Luckenbach and the Luckenbach Dance Hall that is home to some outstanding music and music festivals every weekend. Read our review of the Thomas Michael Riley Festival which is held in May in Luchenbach - you'll find it on our Texas Music Festival Reviews Page.
We also love to golf and whenever we come to Fredericksburg we can't resist playing the nearby Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course which is a very fun and demanding layout. Just north of Fredericksburg is the very upscale and exclusive Boot Ranch Golf Community which has one of the best private courses we have played in Texas. Read our review of Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course and Boot Ranch Golf Course to learn more about each course.
Another of favorite things to do is spend a day climbing and enjoying the view on top of Enchanted Rock which is a huge, pink granite boulder that rises 425 feet above ground, 1825 feet above sea level, and covers 640 acres. It is the second-largest batholith in the United States.
And of course we can't resist heading to Fredericksburg without stopping by one of the more the 30 nearby wineries to sample some wind and to head into town to enjoy the great restaurants (love Silver Creek and Hondos is ok), shops, nightlife, and live music which you can usually find somewhere every night of the week.
Cool Nearby Activities:
Fredericksburg is one of our favorite Texas cities because it's small, quaint, and loaded with lots of fun things to see and do in town as well as nearby. Settled by the Germans, Fredericksburg has retained a rich cultural and architectural heritage and was voted one of the "Best of the South Small Towns" by readers of Southern Living magazine. It's home to over 65 restaurants, lots of quaint boutique shops, art galleries, theater, and museums.
I would label Fredericksburg the "2nd Music Capital of Texas" because it is home to live music almost every in several different restaurants, wineries, biergardens, and music venues like Luckenbach Dance Hall. And the city and local area is loaded with some very talented singer songwriters. Nothing better than sitting on the patio enjoying some great music, appetizers, and good food. Check out our Fredericksburg page to learn more about why you should spend some time exploring this Texas jewel.
Some of our favorite things to do in and around Fredericksburg include: The Pacific War Museum, Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course, a cold beer and music in Luckenbach, music on the patio at Hondos, a day climbing around Enchanted Rock, visiting a couple wineries, and a half pound burger at Alamo Springs Cafe.
Check out our Fredericksburg page to find lots of fun things to see and do.
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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