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Billy Goat's Gruff Campground

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8570 River Rd., New Braunfels, TX
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Way over priced and the people that run this sorry crap are rude and crazy. We will never go back! Restrooms and showers should be open to the people that stay at the campsite. We paid for 2 nights and left the next day......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Brooke and her husband were wonderfully nice to my family and I. The over noise and out of control people were not to be found....of course you had your few peeps that were up all night partying but hey it's the 4th...what else is expected!??!! If you are not in to having a great time, meeting new people or relaxing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Had a blast. Owners were very friendly. They will go out of their way to make sure your comfortable. Its small campground but very enjoyable. Perfect place to party on the river and meet new people. Hubby and I will be going back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Just got home from staying at Billy Goats over Memorial Day weekend. Our first time staying there. Liked the fact that it is a small camp ground and not a tent city. Camp site trash, showers, bathrooms and porta potties were all clean every day. Every camper I met was friendly and fun to visit with. When the music got... More

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Carrizo Springs, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I've been to Billy Goat's Gruff a few times over the past couple of years and I've never received anything less than the royal treatment. The consistent friendly service, the available amenities of camp, and its location on the river keep me coming back to BGG. Located about 5 miles down River Rd., the site of the campsite is its... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

This was my first time to book a cabin on the river. Overall, service was good. We even got upgraded from the 4 person cabin to the 8 person cabin. The cabin was nice.. Except for some mouse droppings on the bed.. Lol but I understand it is on the river, outside, and hard to keep pests away. At least... More

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goattx, Owner at Billy Goat's Gruff Campground, responded to this review

here kitty, kitty, kitty More

Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I don't usually write bad reviews, but this place was pretty bad. They didn't enforce 11pm noise curfew.. People were loudly drunk & played music till about 5 am (the owners left around 10 pm). Not only music, but five different radios blaring LOUDLY! Secondly, they took credit cards over the phone for booking a place, but on arrival to... More

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goattx, Owner at Billy Goat's Gruff Campground, responded to this review

Ok lets see YOU enforce 100 partying adults to be quiet all night. If you can please come here every weekend and stay up all night long and have at it and just see how many like adore you in the morning. ALL CAMPERS MUST POLICE THEMSELVES, BE COURTEOUS, HAVE FUN AND CHILL OUT!!! IF THERE IS A PROBLEM CALL... More

Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The property is very small, expensive for primative tent camping. Sites are VERY close to each other. You have to haul water from the restrooms. The Toilet and Showers are closed from 11:00am to 7:00pm. So you have to use the most disgusting port potties during the day. This is NOT a family friendly place. People drinking music all night,... More

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goattx, Owner at Billy Goat's Gruff Campground, responded to this review

Yes we are a small camp and that's they way we like it. Yes camping on the Guadalupe in most camps you are camping right next to other people. The bathhouse is closed like you stated so people from the river do not trash, vomit, sh**, and have sex in them during the day. Disgusting porta pottys? Why didn't you... More

Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

PREFACE: We stayed Memorial Day weekend with the intent to "have a good time" so I'm guessing the "party level" was a bit higher than normal. The campsite has probably about 25 spots, pretty close to one another, especially riverside. Riverside sites are basically on clay, the other sites had decent grass to pitch your tent. There was a lot... More

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goattx, Owner at Billy Goat's Gruff Campground, responded to this review

Thank you and you are pretty much right on target. In regards to cleanliness, remember it is the river and also we do pick up your bagged trash in the morning and it helps if all campers clean up their own campsite. Glad your caught up on your sleep and sorry about your hangover -- NOT - lol More

Granbury, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Got a good laugh out of all these reviews.. We had a big rowdy group with us and had a great time! We were all planning on hitting up Ice House after our float but were having such a great time at this sites bar there was no need to leave. I love how everything is right there with no... More

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Address: 8570 River Rd., New Braunfels, TX
Location: United States > Texas > New Braunfels
Also Known As:
Billy Goat`s Gruff Campground Hotel New Braunfels

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