Alamo River RV Ranch & Campground Review & Rating
Alamo River RV Ranch & Campground Overview:
Review of Alamo River RV Resort & Campground - Von Ormy
Located south of downtown San Antonio (about 15 minutes), Alamo River RV Resort & Campground has over 50 acres for RVs, tents, pop-ups, and equestrian camping. There are 22 long pull through sites (up to 60' long) and 17 back-in sites - all of which are full hook-ups with water, sewer, and 30/50 AMP service. Some of the sites have picnic tables. These sites are close to the office and store, restrooms with showers, and Laundromat. The roads through this section of the Park are gravel as are all of the improved sites within Alamo River RV Resort. All of the sites are level and the hook-ups are fairly convenient. Between the sites is grass.
There are also 6 sites with water and electric for pop-ups that are close to the dog run and restrooms and showers. Near a 600 year old huge sprawling tree (called the Santa Ana Oak Tree) and on the road leading to the River are 9 "Premium" sites which are back-in, a little more spacious, shaded, and full hook-up.
Down the road past the premium sites and along the bank of the Medina River are the primitive sites that are suitable for tent camping, equestrian camping, and small RVs. The roads in this are are dirt and the sites aren't marked, which means it's pretty much "camp where you want." Spread throughout this heavily treed and pretty area are some water spigots, port-a-potties, a scattering of picnic tables, and fire pits. There are acres of room and lots of shade which make this a great place for dry or primitive camping. There are also 3 corrals for horse camping and miles of trails for riding.
Alamo River RV Resort also has a clean one room cabin with a queen bed, TV, night stand, mini-fridge with a freezer, air conditioning, small patio, fire pit, and picnic table. More cabins are planned in the near future and they will include one bedroom, living area, kitchen, and room for a couple kids.
With over a mile of frontage on the Media River, during your stay you can:
- fish for over 25 species and the river is full of some huge ones waiting a your fish fry
- kayak, canoe, or tube
- swim or just sit on the bank and enjoy the scenery, wildlife, and peace and quiet
There are also several miles of beautiful trails that wind through the trees and up and down the gently rolling hills for hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding.
Most of the RV sites above the river are typically taken by full timers but there is lots of space for tent and horse camping and typically a full hook-up RV site available.
If the Media River is one of the reasons your planning a trip to Alamo River RV Resort, you should call ahead to find out about the river level. The Texas drought has significantly impacted the flow of the river in 2014.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
Some of what makes Alamo River RV Resort worth a visit includes
- for locals, it's a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy pure camping, family and friends, and nature
- when the Medina River is flowing it's great for tubing, swimming, kayaking, or canoeing
- for out of towners it’s close to San Antonio and all that it has to offer (see our San Antonio Map which also has a link to Texas Outside’s Top 10 Things To Do in San Antonio) including amusement parks with thrilling rides, excellent golf courses (see this San Antonio Golf Map and list the Texas Outside’s Best San Antonio Golf Courses), museums, attractions (Hemisphere, Ripley’s, the Alamo, etc.), historic missions, great restaurants, and lots more
- if you like equestrian camping, Alamo River RV Resort is perfect and you and your horse will love the corral, the miles of beautiful riding trails, and the solitude
Some of the amenities at Alamo River RV Resort & Campground include:
- a camp store with a little bit of everything from food staples to ice cream to some RV supplies
- a pool table
- some fitness equipment
- a full kitchen and table with hairs for guest use
- a lounge area with some comfy furniture, a TV, fireplace, and a lending library with books, DVDs, and games
- private restroom with showers as well as a laundry room
- a large fenced-in dog area
- basketball hoop
- fitness equipment in a room within the office
- excellent fishing
- miles of beautiful trails for hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding
- Overall Rating:
- Scenic Beauty:
- Things To Do:
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