Old Settlers Assoc. RV Park Review & Rating
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Old Settlers Assoc. RV Park Overview:Old Settlers RV Park is owned by the Old Settlers Association which started after the success of the ex-Confederate soldiers reunions around the turn of the century when several people decided to organize a reunion based on length of residency in the country. Open to all settlers, whose families lived in the country prior to 1871, the group first met in Georgetown on August 27, 1904. The reunions have been held ever since as the Old Settlers Association Celebration on July 4th. For more than 80 years the tree-covered property served the Round Rock and the Old Settlers Association as a meeting place with an open tabernacle, baseball field, and lots of open space.
Today, the association owns a building with two meeting rooms and an RV park with 40 sites across the street from the Dell Diamond Baseball Park, home to the Round Rock Express. The centerpiece of the organization's part of the park is the A.J. Palm Farmhouse that once was the homestead for the original settlers on the land and is being restored. The group has also added their collection of log cabins, the old store from Rice's Crossing, and the original barn.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:Old Settlers has 3 different RV areas - 26 pull through sites across from Dell Diamond with full hook ups (mixture of 30 and 50 amp), 3 sites up by the office, and 13 back-in sites with 30 and 50 amp to the north west of the office. All the sites, except the ones by the office, are right next to each other, level and unpaved. The park has no other amenities except a dump station - you come here to park, not camp, as you visit friends, Old Settlers Park, attend a ballgame, or explore the area.
The Old Settlers park has a 100-acre lake with a fishing pier, playgrounds, volleyball courts, soccer fields, softball fields, picnic grounds, paved 2.5 mile bike and hike trail, and an 18 hole disc golf course. There is also a swim park with a pool, lockers, and water slide.
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:We stayed at this park when we were attending the Texas Country Music Festival in November - you can find a review of the festival by clicking here.
Cool Nearby Activities:Austin is only 20 minutes away and you can find plenty to do - bike, hike, boat, golf, and enjoy some great restaurants and nightlife. Here are some links for additional information: reviews and ratings and locator maps for golf courses; lakes, and campgrounds; Austin things to see and do; and you should check out some of the Thank God For Weekend Trips about exploring Austin, camping at Lake Georgetown, and boating Lake Austin.
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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