San Marcos River Resort

San Marcos River Resort

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3.5
#1 of 1 campground in Fentress
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
3.9
Service
3.7
Value
3.4
Sitting on the banks of the San Marcos River, San Marcos River Resort is the ideal place to vacation with family and friends while in Central Texas. Relax in the shade of a pecan tree, float down the river in a tube, or enjoy the picturesque views of our countryside. Stay in one of our Country Cabins or a Treehouse; all rentals are air-conditioned. Our RV sites have full hook-ups, either back-in or pull-thru sites. If you feel like camping, pitch your tent in our camping area with connections or go primitive at a spot by the riverside. Whatever you choose you'll be sure to enjoy all the pleasures of country living and still be city conveniences. Looking to host your next family reunion, party or event someplace new? Our newly remodeled clubhouse and outdoor pavilion offer the perfect setting to bring everyone together. Come for the day or stay for the week, there's plenty to do and see at San Marcos River Resort!
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Property amenities
Free internet
Pool
Canoeing
Mini golf
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Convenience store
Internet
Fishing
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
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Great View

Location

745 South Main Street, Fentress, TX 78622
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Austin-Bergstrom Intl Airport
31.4 mi
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San Antonio Intl Airport
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1 Restaurant
within 5 miles
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tevans60 wrote a review Aug 2020
Houston, Texas
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived and was surprised and somewhat upset when told no tubes or shuttle was available due to Covid. Now I don’t disagree with this but no where on there site is this listed under Covid opens and closes. I would advise them to put that in with their Covid open and closed notes, you do show river and access open but under closed you need to specify rental tube and shuttle closed. I had my own tubes at home and would have brought them but I didn’t which I regretted after driving all over San Marcus unsuccessfully looking to purchase some so we could shuttle ourselves to and from a drop off point.

Needless to say we never tubed in the river and that’s what we had gone for. The web site still today talks about all the tubing rental and shuttle agreements, please remove that page until this is all over. I am sure I’m not the only one that might have been a little upset.

We were in site A5 which was nice as we backed up to a ranch with cattle and horses along with pecan trees which was very nice but the site needs to have the sewer line extended further back so an RV can back up and utilize the whole space. We have 20’ of sewer hose but if we had another 15’ we could have moved further back which would have got our truck out of the road. I noticed this had been done a few sites down and you might want to do the same at this site.

Overall was relaxing but we never did do what we came for, tube and relax on the river. If we lived close by we might have none that was closed but since I don’t watch the news nor have anyone close by San Marcus or New Braunfels we had no way of knowing it had all been closed.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Camper Support, Marketing at San Marcos River Resort
Responded Aug 28, 2020
Hello and thank you for your review. We're happy that you chose to stay with us but disheartened that you were not aware of our COVID-19 restrictions! We aim to provide transparent service to our guests and are sorry that you didn't know about the tubes and shuttles beforehand! We would like to thank you for bringing this to our attention and want to assure you that we have now added the tubing and shuttle closure to our website. We appreciate your feedback and hope to hear from you again. Take care.
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Kvltz wrote a review Apr 2021
Brevard, North Carolina
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We are a retired couple traveling in a camper enjoying hiking, biking and craft breweries. This campground met all our needs during the week we spent there.

We are self contained and didn’t use the amenities at the campground.

We were off season. With the River access, it may become quite crowded during summer.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Rudy G wrote a review Jul 2021
Alamo Heights, Texas
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Brought the travel trailer up for a weekend. Rivers amazing, staffs amazing but get a pull-thru. Back is are very tight.
Amenities are cool but little things like bathrooms not working, no WiFi and ball courts need work. Just need attention.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Avoid the weekends if possible. Get a hotspot. 30’ + get a pull-thru
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Tori Jacobson wrote a review Jun 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I rented two primitive camp sites and river tubes for a weekend, and we loved our trip down! The staff was very quick to respond if we missed a call, and they were very attentive in person. The campsites were great, and everyone stayed pretty quiet at night. The location is the best part of this place; we loved being so close to the river! The shuttle for the tube was super convenient, and we spent the whole day on the river. Their bathroom and showers were really clean. Want to say a big thanks to the staff, and would recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay in the area.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Tent sites are a little close together, glad we rented two on an end
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Corey B wrote a review Apr 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visit the park several times each year, it is a great place to lounge in the river hang out with friends, and just chill. RV spots are easy to get in and out of, hookups are well-maintained and easily accessible. The RV sites on the older portion are very close together so don't expect not to interact with your neighbor.
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Date of stay: April 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: River spots fill up fast. If you are in a cabin bring linens cook supplies etc.
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Response from Northgate Resorts, Marketing at San Marcos River Resort
Responded Jun 6, 2024
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our camping resort! We're glad to hear that you enjoy lounging in the river and hanging out with friends. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!
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steve ulrich wrote a review Mar 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The cabin we rented did not have the amenities advertised. It was small, ok, but had no two-burner stove and no table and no chairs.. The price for a place where you bring your own linens was excessive. the beautiful vegetation that used to be across the river is now a cleared space holding another camping venture. It's a nice location except for that cleared area across the river and we had fun with our sons who were camping. but I give it this low rating because the staff was ill-informed and unresponsive to our questions about the missing amenities. We do not plan to return to this place that my family was first visiting 30 years ago.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Cookmom wrote a review Jul 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I had high hopes for the camping resort based on the pictures. I was very disappointed. The resort is not well maintained. The sites are so close together you are almost sitting on the spot besides you sewer hook ups. All the bathrooms were dirty. My sister stayed in the treehouse. They were not told to bring quarters to shower. 25 cents for the water to turn on for 4 minutes, really! This should have been told when booking or checking in. The river area was nice though.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Karen G wrote a review Jul 2020
San Antonio, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay here very much! It is an incredible property right on the river, with many free perks. But the thing that was most impressive was the service. A staff member guided us into our back-in spot, and we wouldn’t have been able to get in without him. Many parks will just point you in the direction of your spot but never think of helping you get in. Since we are brand new RVers...this was a God-send! If I had one suggestion for feedback it would be that the spots are too close together for our preference. We had a coupon for a free night from our RV purchase, so we decided to come here first. We’re glad we did!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Camper Support, Marketing at San Marcos River Resort
Responded Jul 23, 2020
Hi Karen, thank you for your 5-star review of Leisure Resort! It's great to hear that you had a great experience with us! Our team enjoys getting our campers settled and are happy that we were able to help you! Thanks again and take care.
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Mike W wrote a review May 2024
Manor, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Been coming to Leisure resort for years. It’s always been one of our favorite RV parks to go to every year all year long. The park and especially the staff we’re already amazing, but now they are upgrading everything with new sites, covered sites new facilities and a new pool and let’s not forget they are putting in new pavement everywhere. The cabins are great and have been newly renovated so if you don’t have a tent or camper you’re still covered.
All the camping and amenities are just steps away from the spring fed San Marcos River. So if you’re having a difficult time cooling off this summer you should come out and dip your toes in the water!
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you’re not Camping here you’re just not camping right.
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Response from Northgate Resorts, Marketing at San Marcos River Resort
Responded Jun 6, 2024
Hi Mike! Thank you so much for your kind words about Leisure Resort. We're thrilled to hear that you've been enjoying your stays with us for years. We appreciate your feedback and are glad you're excited about the upgrades we're making. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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April E wrote a review Jun 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
They need to rethink the word resort! the cabins are very basic for the price, our stove did not work. Sons Island is directly across the "river" it was so overly crowded with people. there are so many gazebos lined along the bank that if you do not get there early friday to "claim" your spot you are screwed for getting any water access.
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Date of stay: June 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from MartyMarty67
Houston, Texas10 contributions1 helpful vote
We asked one of the housekeepers and she said no. My husband worked via our cabin with his Verizon hot spot and no issues
travelbug19902016 asked a question Aug 2019
Texas139 contributions24 helpful votes
Do the Cabins have TV? Is there Wifi?
Answer from MartyMarty67
Houston, Texas10 contributions1 helpful vote
No tv and no WiFi
jeyjeyc43 asked a question Jan 2016
do you have treehouse cabins
Answer from MartyMarty67
Houston, Texas10 contributions1 helpful vote
Yes
Answer from LeisureTX
Fentress, Texas15 contributions6 helpful votes
Hi Mark, the Fentress bridge is about a mile from the campground. Very easy to get to and easy access to the water if you're looking to float or kayak from that point.
vicki569 wrote a tip Jul 10
Richmond, Texas6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The river gets packed to set up your canopy early. "
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Mike W wrote a tip May 2024
Manor, Texas5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you’re not Camping here you’re just not camping right. "
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Bob S wrote a tip May 2024
12 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask for camping spot close to front. there are standard spots and concrete slabs."
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Corey B wrote a tip Apr 2024
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"River spots fill up fast. If you are in a cabin bring linens cook supplies etc. "
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Melissa H wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They are in the midst of building a new and larger pool. You have access to the San Marcos river and soon to this new pool."
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Marcos River Resort
Which popular attractions are close to San Marcos River Resort?
Nearby attractions include Janda Exotics Animal Ranch (2.4 miles), Swift River Pecans Llc (1.5 miles), and Moyesway Shooting Sports (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at San Marcos River Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, kids activities, and free internet access.
Are there opportunities to exercise at San Marcos River Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is San Marcos River Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Fentress.
Are pets allowed at San Marcos River Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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