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Midway Park Campground Review & Rating

Texas Outside Rating: 7.6

Waco ยท 254 756-5359
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Midway Park Campground Overview:

Midway Park is one of several Corp of Engineer Parks on Lake Waco.  This park is located on the south west side and near the end of Lake Waco. 

It's a small park with 38 sites and it has easy access to Highway 6 leading toward Waco.  The park has good access to Lake Waco which is small 7,000 acre lake which offers good fishing for bass, crappie, and sun fish and excellent fishing for catfish.  Lake Waco has one marina with gas and two other camping areas.

The Park is sitting on a small hill that leads down to the lake and most of the park property is very gently rolling hills.  Midway Park is just off of Highway 6 and as such sites 28 to 33 and the 5 tent sites will hear a lot of freeway noise.

The work campers do a pretty good job of keeping the park clean and well maintained.  However, the last time we visited the grass was in need of a mowing.  The restrooms and showers are clean but dated like most Corp of Engineer Parks. 

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Amenities and Fun Things To Do:

Midway Park has 38 campsites - 11 with full hook-ups, 5 for tent camping only, and 22 with water and electric hookups.  The tent sites have water only and they are above the boat ramp and have good lake views and lake access.  It's an easy one minute walk from the parking lot to the tent sites and all of the tent sites are under some majestic and stately old trees with branches that provide a canopy for the tent sites.  Each site has water, a picnic table, and a fire pit.

Sites 28 to 33 are in a separate camping loop near the Park entrance and close to Highway 6.  Each of these sites are full hookup pull through sites with 30 and 50 amp service.  The pull thoughs and picnic table pad are concrete and the metal picnic table is covered.  Some trees cover a couple of the sites but the rest are open.  Each site has a grill.  The hookups are at the far end of the site and some may require a water, sewer, or electric extension unless you back way up to the front end of the pull through. 

Sites 1 through 27 are in a another loop and all of the sites have water and electric,  (5 also have sewer hookups), a picnic table, grill, and fire pit.  Sites 1 through 8 are facing the lake and have an easy 45 second walk down to the shoreline.  The rest of the sites are tucked under the trees and a few have a lake view.  The vast majority of the sites are extra long with a crushed gravel driveway and you shouldn't have any trouble getting level.

If you're camping with friends or family,  Midway Park on Lake Waco has 4 double sites.  Each of the double sites have two picnic tables and  a long double driveway with hookups for two rigs.  Pretty cool!

A number of the sites at Midway Park are reservable through Reserve America.   Be aware that Reserve America has the wrong address (Zoo Park Rd) for the park - we found out the hard way!

The only amenities at Midway Park are a two lane boat ramp (a small launch fee) with a boat courtesy dock and ample trailer parking, a small playground, and some restrooms with showers. 

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A Typical Texas Outsider Day:

We stay at Midway Park when we want to camp fairly close to Waco at a reasonable rate.  We have never toured Lake Waco so we can't tell you much about it.  However, we do enjoy Waco and all that it has to offer. 

We enjoy golfing at nearby Cottonwood or Twin Rivers Golf Course , the Waco Zoo is great, and Cameron Park has some fantastic hiking and biking trails.  See below for more info.

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Cool Nearby Activities:

Waco has a surprising number of fun things to see and do.   Check our Guide To Waco to learn more about out Top Ten Favorite Things to Do in Waco and read our Exploring Waco and Wild Waco Weekend articles.   

If you've got a boat, then you can easily explore Lake Waco within a day.  Lake Waco is within the Waco city limits and is a 7,000 acre lake with 60 miles of shoreline.

Campground Information

Phone:
254 756-5359
Website:
Website Link
Locate This Park:
Area Map
Map:
Location Map
Reservations:
Reservations Link
Texas Outside Favorite Sites: 38 for tent camping (under a huge stately tree with braches spreading out and around the campsite), #3 for a double site, 1 or 4 for waterfront sites, and 8 or 13 for lots of shade.

Campground Rating

Overall Rating:
7.6
Condition:
7.0
Scenic Beauty:
8.0
Campsites:
9.0
Amenities:
5.0
Things To Do:
8.0

Additional Pictures of Midway Park Campground

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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