Thousand Trails Colorado River

Thousand Trails Colorado River RV Park; Columbus, TX Campground Review

Thousand Trails Colorado River RV Park is very conveniently located just five miles off I-10 between Houston and San Antonio. This campground is a nice mix of amenities and natural areas and is a great spot to stop for a few days or even a bit longer. We stayed at Thousand Trails Colorado River RV Park for four nights in January 2020. We were on a cross-country trip from Florida to Nevada and picked this location to rest for a few days before continuing west. We arrived on a Saturday, and unfortunately all the full hookup sites were occupied and we ended up with a water/electric site. Fortunately, we were only staying a few days, so after dumping our tanks we settled into site D4.

The sites at Thousand Trails Colorado RV Park are all back-in sites, pretty level throughout, and surfaced with some gravel on the grass. There had been some rain earlier the day we arrived, and while our site was a bit muddy, we had no issues with potentially getting stuck. There are some large trees scattered around, but there is plenty of room to maneuver. The sites are good size and fairly deep which provides comfortable space between neighbors. All sites are equipped with picnic tables and fire rings in excellent condition.

natural campground setting

Our favorite features of Thousand Trails Colorado River RV Park were the beautiful old pecan and live oak trees and the feeling of being close to nature. There are groves of 200-year-old native Texas Pecan Trees and numerous large live oak trees well distributed around the campground. We went on several nature walks and saw numerous deer, rabbits, various raptors, including a bald eagle, and even a wild boar with several babies in tow. It’s very quiet with no road noise, and minimal light pollution at night provides for great star gazing on clear nights.

Thousand Trails Colorado River RV Park map

The staff in the office are very cordial, and I appreciated being able to buy quarters for doing laundry. Speaking of laundry, the laundry room is equipped with four washers and four dryers, all very clean and in good working order. The pool and hot tub are attractive and open all year. The bath houses have been recently renovated with attractive tile and fixtures and also kept in very clean condition. In fact, throughout Thousand Trails Colorado River RV Park, there is ample evidence of investment, good maintenance, and overall cleanliness.

Thousand Trails Colorado River RV Park amenities

There are numerous sports courts, good playgrounds scattered around the park, and putt putt golf. There is a boat ramp for access to the Colorado River for non-motorized water craft. The river is fairly shallow, and the ramp is dirt and not paved, so I wouldn’t recommend launching anything other than kayaks, canoes, or SUPs.

There are a couple of nearby options for fun things to do near Thousand Trails Colorado River RV Park. The historic downtown area of La Grange, TX is a 25-min drive and offers a diverse selection of museums, boutiques, wineries, live music venues, and tasty treats. Only 30 miles away, families can enjoy high-thrill slides, wave pools, a number of kid and toddler attractions, and a lazy river at Splashway Water Park. Day trips to Houston and San Antonio are also an option. Grocery stores and restaurants are only five miles away in Columbus.

All in all, we rate Thousand Trails Colorado River RV Park a “B” in the RV Park category as it is a very nice park, with comfortable sites, and very convenient when traveling east/west on I-10.

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