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“Horrible Family Experience” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Shady Grove Campground

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9515 FM 1979, Martindale, TX 78655   |  
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Austin, Texas, United States
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“Horrible Family Experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I saw the previous reviews that said you might have fun here with children ... nope .... the mean old lady hates kids too .... Life is too short to have to deal with such an angry mean old hag .... especially when your trying to have good clean family fun. She was mean to the kids. We were asleep by 10 pm and were woke up by the staff because they were "checking what we were doing" ...DO NOT CAMP HERE PEOPLE ..... THE LADY HATES EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Actually it's a nice camping spot visually. The staff here was unfriendly, and were borderline harassing once we were set up.

Our neighboring campsite was found to have beer and was given a ticket that cost more than 350 bucks.

I was told by a friend of ours that several years back this place was managed by the Army Corp of Engineers, and it was way more laid back. Now Forsyth County runs it, and it's apparently turned into a revenue machine via ticket writing.

If you want to kick back and relax with a beer on the 4th of July or Memorial Day, don't do it here. If you are bringing the little ones and going to play duck duck goose, then you will probably have fun.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Shady Grove Campground

Address: 9515 FM 1979, Martindale, TX 78655
Location: United States > Texas > Martindale
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Martindale
Number of rooms: 1

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