Pecan Haven RV Campground is an excellent alternative to the plethora of tailgating campgrounds around College Station. We needed to be in the Bryan-College Station area for 3 weeks for business and were grateful to find this campground. Most campgrounds in the vicinity are geared for Texas A&M tailgaters and are basically just parking lots with hook ups — which is fine if you’re having a tailgate party and just in town for a night or two. However, with staying for three weeks, we were looking for a place that was more cozy.
Pecan Haven is about 15 minutes west of Bryan off of TX-21 and down one mile of unpaved road. It sits on the edge of a pecan orchard and across from cotton fields and has all the peace and quiet of the country . . . EXCEPT – we were there during pecan and cotton harvest – late fall. Even so, the noise from the pecan tree shakers was only for a few days, and the drone of the cotton mill a mile down the road was low background noise ;-). We still preferred the atmosphere at this campground over the sparse surroundings of many campgrounds in the area and we loved going to the pecan farm’s annual harvest festival.
The campgrounds owners are super friendly and very accommodating. The daily rate for camping is $35.00 for full hookups. Since we were staying for three weeks we paid the monthly rate of $400.00. The campground has numerous outdoor common gathering areas as well as a barn for when the weather is cooler. The common areas are all very inviting and decorated in a shabby / country chic style. There’s a small laundry facility, but no bath house. Not surprisingly considering the remoteness of the park, our Verizon signal was typically two bars; functional for calls, but pretty poor for data.
The sites are fairly deep, but narrow. The loop road is pretty wide which makes it easier to maneuver big rigs into and out of the sites. Some sites have concrete pads for the RVs; most have gravel, and the gravel on ours was pretty soft. Thankfully, the sites are pretty level and we didn’t really need to set the jacks anyway. The worst thing about the sites are the numerous ant mounds. There were so many, and the ants so aggressive, we were not able to sit to the side of the RV but could only sit in front on the gravel. The owners do try to minimize with various ant control strategies, but apparently the very wet year has led to a bumper crop of ants that are difficult to control.
There’s not a lot of attractions in the area, but the area is booming due with many construction projects. As a result, most of the sites in the park are occupied by monthly rent tenants who are there for work. We had the park to ourselves during the day Monday through Fridays and only saw other folks on weekends. We had some time to do a little exploring and really enjoyed the historic downtown areas of Bryan and Brenham, and we’ll write a future blog post on those attractions.
All in all, we gave this park a “C” due to the limited attractions in the area and limitations of the site. That said, if you need to be in this area for reasons other than tailgating, this campground is a very good option.
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