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