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“Fun but uncomfortable”
Review of Tres Rios Park

Tres Rios Park
Ranked #12 of 18 things to do in Glen Rose
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Owner description: A recommended side trip when staying in Hico, Texas for canoeing.
Reviewed August 15, 2008

The property at Tres Rios is pretty and is surrounded by rivers on three sides. They offer cabins, tent camping and RV hook ups. We opted for the cabins which in our case included two full sized beds, our own bathroom and a small fridge. This was 100 dollars a night.

The cabin is on the uncomfortable end of rustic. It smelled musty, the room is pretty ugly - all of which I could live with because it is afterall a cabin at a camp ground. The main problem was that one of the beds was broken so the bed caved in dramaticaly in the middle when you laid on it. That made it hard to get any decent sleep.

I don't think that management was aware of this and I did report it the next day when I checked out.

What I did think was fun was our cabin overlooked a play area and all the children around the camp came out to play games by the street lights lining this central area. They played volley ball, tag, etc. I let the my kids play untill about 10pm at night.

What bothered me about that play area is that it is also set up for horse shoes. So you have all these kids rough-housing around these metal rods sticking up from the ground. I was afraid one of the kids would fall on the rod and get hurt. Fortunately nothing like that happened but I had to remind the kids several times to move away from the rods.

4  Thank Houstongirl66
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Reviewed June 5, 2005

We selected this location because the website advertised a pool, playground, fishing & RV/tent sites. The pool is OK but some members of our party were charged an extra fee for kid wristbands & others not. No one checked for wristbands & the pool gate was swung open most of the time. The playscape is not the one pictured on the web; it's a new wooden playscape but there isn't any gravel so the area was muddy. There are a couple of cute tire swings that the kids enjoyed. Technically one can fish in the 3 rivers/creeks but the water is polluted & filled with carp/gar. Cleaning fish is prohibited so why bother? The Squaw Creek had toilet paper stewn along the banks & sudsy water.

The RV sites are packed so close together that I doubt neighboring trailers could lower both awnings. Think sardines! Some RVers were obviously set up for the long haul: potted plants & heavy patio furniture adorned their sites.

Picnic tables & grills are sparse & only located near the cabins, motel rooms & some group pavillions. We rented site No. 98 for our tent and had to pay the full RV price ($25) per nite so that we could use the table & grill nearby. Mgmt. should have forewarned us that a family reunion would be setting up next to us the following day. Our tent site was literally engulfed with parked cars & RVs. The reunion guests were messing with our camping equipment & sitting at the picnic table we reserved. The pic is of our campsite -- can you see a tent? We can't either! Note how close the RVs are.

The rivers/creeks are about 15-20 feet lower than the bulk of the park so all the rainwater ends up in the primitive tent area. Primitive campers were stringing extension cords up the embankments to gain access to electrical outlets.

There is only 1 set of restrooms/showers for the whole campground. The floors are coated with a black/white speckled finish which only masks the dirtiness. Plenty of hand soap & TP & the showers were hot & clean. Staff was seen on Friday & Sunday but should have been around on Saturday because trash barrels were overflowing by mid-day.

This place has potential but needs more work. Some cabins are traditional whereas others are literally in a mobile home that's been subdivided into several units. Some units look water-damaged & run down. You better call first.

There's a homemade sign about the history of the pool. Something about it being constructed in the early 1900s & being spring fed. If this is true then why not apply for a historical marker? This could lend some credibility to this park.

30  Thank LauraMOAustin_TX
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Reviewed January 21, 2004

We have had several family reunions there, and every time we had the best time. We havent been in just a few years, but hope to visit this summer.As A kid growing up there was always something to do for us.And as an adult there are still a lot of things to do for fun.

4  Thank Ambassador11900
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