Uncle Gus' RV Park Review & Rating

Texas Outside Rating: 7.5

Clifton ยท 254 622-2276
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Uncle Gus' RV Park Overview:

Review of Uncle Gus' RV Park

Uncle Gus' RV Park sits on a bluff above Lake Whitney and it's home to 26 RV sites, a variety of cabins, boat rentals and sales, and a marina. 

The roads are dirt and gravel and may be a little tight, thanks to lots of trees, for big rigs to maneuver.  The parking pads for campsites also rock, gravel, and dirt and range from level to gently sloping.  

The campsites aren't on the water but there is a marina with a boat ramp plus overnight guest boat slips if you bring your boat and want to get out on the Lake Whitney.  There is also a fishing pier that juts out into Lake Whitney.

The RV Park is clean and well maintained and the staff is fantastic - friendly, outgoing, and committed to ensuring your stay is enjoyable. 

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Amenities and Fun Things To Do:

Uncle Gus' RV Park has RV 26 sites tucked under the trees and most of the sites are back-in - there are a couple pull throughs.  The parking pads are rock and gravel and there are some long ones (up to 73 feet) for big rigs.  Some of the sites are 30 AMP, some are 30 and 50 AMP, some have sewer hook-ups, and all of the sites have water.  The hook-ups are at the back of the site and may require an extra connection.  Some of the sites have a cement patio, grill, or picnic table. 

Because there is so much variety in the sites, make sure that when you make a reservation you specify your requirements for electric service, sewer, picnic table, etc.   On the Uncle Gus website you can click on most of the sites and you'll see a picture of the site and some have a description of the site (length, services, etc.).  See this link for Site 18 as an example.

Uncle Gus' RV Park also has 30 cabins that are a mixture on one and two bedroom and sleep from 4 to 16 people in some combination of single, double, futon, or bunk beds.  Amenities in the cabins vary - some have a full kitchen others a kitchenette while others may have just a microwave.  Dishes, linens, and utensils plus microwaves, coffee maker, fireplace, number of TVs, and more vary by cabin.  The cabins are Spartan and a tad dated but clean and functional.

Some of the amenities at Uncle Gus's RV Park include:

  • two swimming pools
  • basketball court
  • showers and restrooms
  • two playgrounds
  • overnight guest boat slips
  • marina and boat sales
  • office with some staples and ice
  • dump station
  • two banquet halls
  • boat gas at the marina
  • horseshoes
  • boat ramp
  • BBQ grills
  • covered pavilion
  • fishing pier

If you don't have a boat, you should rent a pontoon boat, ski boat, or deck boat from Uncle Gus and enjoy beautiful Lake Whitney which is great for cruising, fishing, cliff jumping, or just dropping an anchor and enjoying the water.  You can also rent wakeboards, skis, and tubes from Uncle Gus.

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A Typical Texas Outsider Day:

When we stayed at Uncle Gus, we rented Cabin 11 (one room with a bunk bed and two doubles, two futons in the living area, TV, fireplace, full kitchen, kitchen table and chairs, covered patio with a picnic table, covered carport, bathroom and shower, plus a grill and picnic table outside - perfect for our two daughters and 5 grandkids) and Cabin 14 which is a divided cabin (perfect for our two couples) with one side that has a bathroom and bedroom with two double beds and adjoins the other side which has a bathroom, two double beds, dresser, a kitchen table, and full kitchen less an oven.

We picked Uncle Gus' because we wanted to spend a couple days enjoying Lake Whitney boarding, jumping off the cliffs, and dropping an anchor in a cove for a few hours of games and swimming.  Read our review of Lake Whitney and check out our Lake Whitney map.

One morning five of us took a short drive over to White Bluff to play golf.  They have two courses (the Old and the New course) and both are very fun to play and typically in great condition. 

To pay off some of my golfing debts and for some food, we drove a couple minutes from Uncle Gus' to Bosque Resort and enjoyed a pretty good diner and music.

The rest of the time at Uncle Gus' was spent playing games (dominos, frisbee golf, washers, and more), enjoying some good food and cold beer, and swimming in the pool.  A very fun weekend.

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Cool Nearby Activities:

We haven't found a whole lot of stuff to see and do nearby Uncle Gus' but here are some suggestions:

  • you can use this golf map to find some nearby golf courses
  • Waco is 36 miles away and it's got a great zoo, several attractions, some unique shops, and good restaurants
  • if you like outlet malls, Hillsboro is only 12 miles away and it has a good one
  • Bosque Resort is just down the road and they have a tube river ride, train ride, what they call a fun lake, and a pretty good restaurant with live music on the weekends
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Campground Information

Phone:
254 622-2276
Website:
Website Link
Locate This Park:
Area Map
Reservations:
Reservations Link or 866 942-4382
Texas Outside Favorite Sites: RV 15 is a pull through and RV 13 has a lot of space on one side and 17 is a full hookup with a patio

Campground Rating

Overall Rating:
7.5
Condition:
7.5
Scenic Beauty:
7.5
Campsites:
6.0
Amenities:
8.8
Things To Do:
8.5

Additional Pictures of Uncle Gus' RV 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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